CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — North Carolina beat Maryland 2-1 Saturday afternoon at Francis E. Henry Stadium to finish Atlantic Coast Conference play undefeated and claim the top seed in the upcoming ACC tournament. The regular-season conference championship is the first since 2007 for UNC (16-1, 5-0 ACC). The Terrapins finish ACC play 4-1 and are 13-3 overall.
Carolina took the lead for good in the eighth minute of play on a goal by junior Jaclyn Gaudioso Radvany, who tipped in junior Caitlin Van Sickle’s shot on a penalty corner. The second UNC goal came in the 50th minute. Junior Kelsey Kolojejchick’s shot was saved by Maryland keeper Melissa Vassalotti, but the Tar Heel gathered the rebound and lofted a shot over Vassalotti and into the goal to put UNC up 2-0.
Maryland’s goal came on a penalty corner with no time remaining on the clock and UNC on the cusp of its 12th shutout of the season. The Terrapins drew their sixth corner of the game, all of which came in the second half, and Harriet Tibble sent a ball to Jemma Buckley, who had five of Maryland’s eight shots on the day. Buckley’s goal was her 14th of the season.
No. 18 Ohio State 2, No. 8 Penn State 0
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Ohio State posted a 2-0 shutout at Penn State Saturday. With the victory, the Buckeyes (10-7, 3-2 Big Ten) are now tied for second place in the Big Ten standings with the Nittany Lions and Iowa headed into the final week of the regular season.
Senior tri-captain Jenn Sciulli and junior forward Berta Queralt each scored for the Buckeyes.The Scarlet and Gray are now 5-1 away from Columbus in 2011.
Defensively, senior tri-captain Ally Tunitis notched her third shutout of the season and 13th of her career. A native of Macungie, Pa., Tunitis is now third on the OSU all-time shutouts list, passing former Buckeye Kim Willis (1985-87).
Game information and photos compiled from athletic department websites.