No. 6 Duke tops No. 3 Wake Forest
Roundup: No. 8 North Carolina defeats No. 17 Boston College
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Duke’s Laura Weinberg scored two second-half goals to hand No. 3 Wake Forest its first ACC loss of the season in a 2-0 decision on Thursday.
The Blue Devils stayed in a tie at the top of the ACC standings, improving to 14-2-1 (6-1-1 ACC). Wake Forest dropped to 11-2-3 (4-1-3 ACC), snapping the Demon Deacons’ school-record unbeaten streak at 11 games. The Deacons remained in fourth place in the conference standings.
Weinberg’s two goals came in the 72nd and 80th minutes, the first off of an assist from Chelsea Canepa and the second the result of a setup pass from Mollie Pathman. Duke goalkeeper Tara Campbell made two saves to earn her ACC-leading 11th shutout of the season.
No. 8 North Carolina 1, No. 17 Boston College 0
NEWTON, Mass. -- Kealia Ohai scored her sixth goal of the season and her third game-winning goal of the campaign to lift eighth-ranked North Carolina past 17th-ranked Boston College on Thursday. The 1-0 win allows the Tar Heels to stay tied atop the Atlantic Coast Conference standings with Duke and Virginia with two matches remaining in the season.
Ohai’s goal came in the 68th minute and it came as the Tar Heels took advantage of a miscleared corner kick by the Boston College defense to pounce on the opportunity the Tar Heels needed to win.
Amber Brooks took a corner kick from the right side that a BC defender tried to clear out. The ball squirted out to freshman defender Caitlin Ball on the left side of the box and she redirected a high cross to the top of the box. UNC’s 6-0 Rachel Wood was there to nod the ball on to Ohai who broke free on the right side, craftily staying onside on the play. Ohai took one touch and then buried a shot inside the left side netting from 12 yards out. BC goalie Jillian Mastroianni had no chance to prevent the Tar Heels from taking the lead.