Top 10 Roundup
Bolles scores in overtime to lift UConn against Penn State
No. 1 North Carolina 3, No. 13 Iowa 1
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- North Carolina emerged from the ACC-Big Ten Challenge undefeated after a 3-1 win against No. 13 Iowa, the host team, Sunday at Grant Field. The Tar Heels are now 4-0 on the season, while Iowa fell to 3-1.
Junior Loren Shealy scored what would prove to be the game winner just 1:05 into the action, on an assist from sophomore Emily Wold. After watching UNC's opponent score first in two of the season's first three games, a 1-0 lead on the scoreboard was a welcome sight for UNC head coach Karen Shelton.
UNC went up 2-0 following a goal from junior Charlotte Craddock with 15:08 on the clock. She gathered the rebound of her own saved shot and shot again for the goal, her second in as many games of action this fall (Craddock missed the first two games of the season with a pulled leg muscle). UNC had 11 shots in the first half, and Iowa made eight saves, including one defensive save by Karli Johansen.
In the 41st minute of play, Iowa closed within one when Dani Hemeon scored on a corner, one of three the Hawkeyes drew on Sunday. The remainder of the half played out at 2-1 until UNC got its 11th corner just as the clock ran out. With no time remaining, junior Abby Frey grabbed the rebound after a save and scored to make the final 3-1 Carolina.
No. 2 Maryland 8, No. 17 Drexel 3
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Maryland cruised past No. 17 Drexel, 8-3 on Sunday in its home opener at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex. Six Terrapins (4-0) scored in the match and 21 saw action as the Terps handled the Dragons (2-2).
Senior Jill Witmer got the scoring started when she slung a hard shot from the top left of the circle into the net five minutes in. Junior Maxine Fluharty notched an assist on the play.
Less than two minutes later, junior Katie Gerzabek brought the ball all the way in from the right side and scored herself for a 2-0 lead. Just more than three minutes after she scored, Witmer made it 3-0 with a behind the back shot off a rebound.
Drexel called timeout after it went down by three, then turned up the pressure. Three minutes after the timeout, the Dragons were awarded a penalty corner and Lindsay McArdle scored to get them on the board. Three minutes after that, Christina Conrad cut the Terps’ lead to one with a shot from just five yards out.
With 10 minutes left in the half, sophomore Sarah Sprink scored her first goal of the day off a penalty corner setup by Witmer and senior Hayley Turner to make it a two-goal lead for the Terps.
Freshman Mieke Hayn pushed Maryland’s lead back to three 30 seconds before halftime when she was able to get it behind Drexel’s goalie off a rebound. The Terrapins led 5-2 at the break.
No. 4 Connecticut 4, No. 6 Penn State 3 (OT)
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Sophomore midfielder Roisin Upton scored the first two goals of her career and senior Marie Elena Bolles added her second score of the season in overtime to propel Connecticut to a 4-3 overtime victory against No. 6 Penn State on Sunday afternoon in University Park, Pa. With the win, the Huskies improve to 3-0 on the season while the Nittany Lions slip to 1-3.
The Huskies are now 18-16 all-time against Penn State and have won eight in a row against the Nittany Lions, including four consecutive in Happy Valley. Connecticut's last loss to Penn State came in 2006.
UConn is now 18-7 in its previous 25 games against ranked teams, including 2-0 this season.
Senior All-American goaltender Sarah Mansfield made one of her 10 saves to thwart a Penn State penalty corner opportunity early in the first overtime session. The Huskies were opportunistic and turned it into a scoring chance of their own. Junior forward Anne Jeute led the break and dished to Bolles, who redirected it into the back of the net for the 13th game-winner in her career.
The Huskies struck first when Hunnable scored her second goal of the season at the 11:04 mark. After earning a penalty corner, Hunnable struck a shot from the top of the circle and by Kylie Licata. Penn State was able to restore parity when Whitney Redding slipped one past Sarah Mansfield.
However, the tie was short lived as Roisin Upton delivered the lead back to the Huskies with the first goal of her career. Upton took a feed from Hunnable in the circle and drilled a shot into the back of the net, reclaiming a 2-1 lead for UConn.
The Nittany Lions were able to knot it up at two goals apiece after Taylor Herold found the back of the net 13 minutes into the second half, but Upton's second goal gave the Huskies a 3-2 edge that would be wiped away after Herold's second goal of the game with less than two minutes remaining in regulation.
No. 5 Syracuse 6, Kent State 2
EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Junior forward Lauren Brooks scored three goals to lead No. 5 Syracuse (4-0) to a 6-2 victory versus Kent State at Michigan State's Ralph Young Field. Sarah Kerly, Lindsey Nerbonne and Tayler Evans all scored their first goals for the Orange in the win.
Brooks' hat trick, the first of her career, gives her a team-leading six on the season and 20 for her career. It is the most goals in a game by a Syracuse player since Leonie Geyer scored four and Heather Susek had three goals in a 12-0 win vs. Vermont on Oct. 16, 2011.
The Golden Flashes took the early 1-0 lead just 4:41 into the contest when Karleigh Carlin scored from four yards out, but head coach Ange Bradley's Orange would go on to score five in a row to take control and put the game out of reach.
Brooks put SU on the board in the 29th minute with a fantastic diving effort off an Emma Russell pass to tie the game, 1-1. The assist was the sophomore Russell's third of the season.
After the game went into halftime tied 1-1, the Orange took control early in the second half with three goals in a 7:15 span. Kerly, a graduate student from England, gave Syracuse the lead in the 42nd minute when she scored her first SU goal, converting a diving shot at close range off an Alyssa Manley pass. A little more than a minute later, Brooks scored her second goal off a Geyer assist, making it 3-1. Brooks then completed the hat trick in the 49th minute when she scored off another Manley assist to make it 4-1.
Nerbonne made it a 5-1 game in the 54th minute when she scored the first goal of her career of the first career assist by freshman Kat Huber.
After Kent State scored its second goal in the 58th minute by Sabrina Binder, Evans scored the first goal of her SU career in the 59th minute when she found the back of the net off a deflection, closing the scoring at 6-2.
No. 7 Virginia 5, No. 8 Old Dominion 3
NORFOLK, Va. -- Virginia earned its second victory of the season against a top-10 team, defeating No. 8 Old Dominion 5-3 on Sunday in Norfolk, Va.
Freshman Caleigh Foust followed up her three-goal performance in the victory at Yale on Friday with her second career hat trick, scoring three goals, including the game-winner, against the Monarchs. Elly Buckley scored the other two goals and also logged her second defensive save of the season.
Virginia took a 3-0 lead after scoring three goals in a span of 1:38, beginning with a Foust tap in of a rebound off the ODU goalie's pads 4:48 into the game. Buckley followed with a goal at 6:18 and another at 6:25 to spot UVa to a three-goal lead. The Monarchs scored two goals to close out the second half, making it a 3-2 game at the break.
Foust cleaned up another deflection off the goalie's pads four minutes into the second half to increase the UVa advantage to 4-2. The Monarchs scored with five minutes left in the game, but an empty-net score by Foust with just more than a minute remaining sealed the victory for the Cavaliers.
No. 10 Duke 3, Rutgers 2 (2OT)
PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Graduate student Cherry Seaborn fired a goal on a breakaway run in the 88th minute to lift 10th-ranked Duke to a 3-2 double-overtime victory against Rutgers Sunday afternoon at the Scarlet Knights’ Bauer Track and Field/Field Hockey Complex. Seaborn’s game-winner broke a stalemate that lasted nearly 75 minutes, sending the Blue Devils to the win in their first overtime contest of the 2013 season.
The beginning of the first sudden-victory period saw the Duke offense control the tempo, as the unit registered nine shots and two penalty corners within the first 10 minutes of play. Despite the barrage of shots from the visiting squad, the score remained locked at 2-2, forcing a second overtime.
Seaborn took off on a breakaway about three minutes into the second overtime, notching her third goal of the season in dramatic fashion. Her performance capped a balanced attacking effort by the Blue Devils, which outshot Rutgers by a 35-6 margin.
Duke got on the board early in the contest, as junior midfielder Abby Beltrani registered her first goal of the season on a rebound shot at the 29:00 mark. The Scarlet Knights answered a little more than a minute later on an unassisted tally by Ashpal Bhogal before senior forward Emmie Le Marchand scored for the second time in as many days to put the Blue Devils back up by one.
Le Marchand’s goal in the 10th minute pushed her career points total to 100, making her the 11th Blue Devil in program history to top the century mark.
Rutgers tied the game again in the 13th minute, with Nicole Imbriaco providing the response on a baseline feed from Katie Champion. Duke continued to attack the cage, out-shooting the Scarlet Knights 11-3 by the end of the period, but the score remained 2-2 at halftime.