North Carolina shuts out Florida State
Roundup: Cavs’ Jones moves to third on NCAA shutout list
TALLAHASSE, Fla. -- North Carolina got first-half goals from Amber Brooks and Courtney Jones as it defeated Florida State 2-0 on Thursday night. It was a big road win for the Tar Heels after the Tar Heels fell to Virginia 1-0 in double overtime last Sunday.
North Carolina made its first start in its new 4-2-3-1 system and it worked wonders as the Tar Heels shut out the Seminoles for the third consecutive time in the series. North Carolina finished with a 15-14 edge in shots and a 5-3 advantage in corner kicks. Only three Seminole shots were on goal with Anna Sieloff making all three saves in the second half. Kelsey Wys went the whole way for Florida State and made three saves. Adelaide Gay made the start for North Carolina and improved to 5-0 as a starter.
North Carolina improves to 7-2 overall and 2-1 in the ACC with the win. Florida State fell to 8-4 overall and 1-3 in the ACC.
No. 4 Duke 0, No. 13 Virginia 0
DURHAM, N.C. -- Virginia continued its four-game road-trip with a 0-0 draw Thursday night at Duke. It was the second consecutive shutout posted by the Cavalier defense against a top-five team on the road.
The Cavaliers move to 8-2-2 overall (2-1-1 ACC) with the draw, while Duke (11-1-1, 3-0-1 ACC) had its seven-game win streak snapped.
The teams played a scoreless first half, marking the third consecutive game the Cavaliers were tied 0-0 at the break. Duke’s Kelly Cobb nearly gave the Blue Devils the lead in the 55th minute, as she fired a shot off the crossbar. Virginia had a chance in the 76th minute as a corner kick came to Amber Fry in front of the goal, but her shot was blocked by a Blue Devil defender. Morgan Brian’s long-distance shot was headed toward the far post in the 86th minute, but Tara Campbell’s fingertip save pushed it just wide. On the other end, Cobb hit the crossbar a second time in the 88th minute, as regulation ended scoreless.
Duke outshot Virginia 21-19 for the game, while Virginia had a 12-4 corner kick edge. Chantel Jones made a season-high four saves for the Cavaliers, posting her second consecutive shutout, her sixth of the season. It was also her 39th career shutout, as she moved into sole possession of third place on the NCAA’s career shutout record book. Campbell made eight saves in goal for Duke.
No. 5 Wake Forest 0, Virginia Tech 0
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Virginia Tech battled to a 0-0 draw with Wake Forest on Thursday night at Spry Stadium. Sophomore Dayle Colpitts earned a season-high 10 saves for the Hokies.
Wake Forest (10-1-1, 3-0-1) came out strong taking three shots and two corner kicks in the first nine minutes of the half. The Deacons continued to attack as they would take the next two corners and a shot before Katie Cramp fired the first shot for Tech (8-3-1 0-2-1) as the Wake Forest keeper, Aubrey Bledsoe, notched the first save of the night at the 16:39 mark.
The momentum shifted throughout the half as the two teams continued to trade shots. The best scoring opportunity of the period came in the 31st minute as Kelsey Loupee fired a low shot that appeared to be the first goal of the night but was deflected by the post. The two teams went into the break with the score still 0-0.
Wake Forest took the shot advantage in the first, taking nine shots to Tech’s five. Sophomore Dayle Colpits recorded five saves for the Hokies.
Game information and photos compiled from athletic department websites.