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Johnstone makes 13 saves to improve Virginia to 2-0
Sunday: No. 1 North Carolina 10, Villanova 0
North Carolina (2-0) scored eight goals in the first half and coasted to a 10-0 win against Villanova (0-2) in a neutral-site game played at Delaware's Rullo Field. Senior Janne Grove and sophomores Casey Di Nardo and Nina Notman scored two goals each, and Loren Shealy, Emily Wold, Sinead Loughran and Emma Bozek added a goal apiece to the total.
Di Nardo opened the scoring just 3:45 into the game on an assist from Bozek. Grove, a graduate student who is in her first year in the program, had her first goal as a Tar Heel in the seventh minute, then added another in the 14th, assisted by Wold.
In the 20th minute, Bozek had her first goal of the season. Less than four minutes later Loughran added her first of the year to make the score 6-0.
Notman then scored the first goal of her career in the 25th minute and added another about three minutes later. The second came on a penalty corner, assisted by Grove and Wold.
Wold had the next goal, in the 31st minute, to make the score 8-0 at halftime. Shealy led off the second half with a goal, her first of the year, assisted by Wold. The final goal came on a penalty corner in the 62nd minute. Di Nado deflected a shot by Notman into the goal to put the score at 10-0, which would stand as the final.
The Tar Heels finished with 33 shots, 22 in the first half, to Villanova's one. UNC had 14 penalty corners to one by Villanova.
Friday: North Carolina 2, Lock Haven 1
Behind goals from junior Samantha Travers and sophomore Casey Di Nardo, North Carolina opened its 2013 season with a 2-1 win at Lock Haven. Playing at the Lady Eagles' Charlotte E. Smith Field, the No. 1 Tar Heels trailed 1-0 early but fought back to start the season off with a win.
Lock Haven's goal came in the eighth minute of play, on the team's only penalty corner of the day. After UNC goalkeeper Sassi Ammer saved the initial shot on the play, senior Kelly Harsch knocked in a rebound to put her team up 1-0. Those two shots were the Lady Eagles' only shots in the game.
The Tar Heels scored with no time remaining on the first-half clock after drawing a penalty corner as the period wound down. Travers powered in a direct shot for the goal, assisted by junior Loren Shealy on the push-in and sophomore Emily Wold on the stick stop.
Sunday: No. 2 Maryland 5, Temple 1
Maryland field hockey won at Temple 5-1 in the Conference Cup championship match in Philadelphia. Five scored as the Terrapins’ defensive unit stepped up to hold the Owls to just three shots and two penalty corners.
The Terrapins (2-0) outshot the Owls (1-1), 32-3, and had 10 penalty corners to their two.
Senior preseason All-ACC selection Ali McEvoy opened the scoring a little more than eight minutes in. She slung in junior Katie Gerzabek’s rebounded shot from the left side off a penalty corner to put the Terps on the board.
Late in the first half, the Terrapins earned three consecutive penalty corners, with Temple’s goalie Lizzy Millen notched saves on all three. After the last corner, the Owls took it the length of the field and Lauren Hunt tucked it in the cage to tie the game with 1:26 left in the half.
Maryland answered right back, drawing a corner with 10 seconds to play. Sophomore Alyssa Parker tipped in fellow sophomore Sarah Sprink’s rebounded shot off the play to give the Terps the lead back before the half.
The two teams battled through the first 14 minutes of the second half. Parker sent a long pass from the left side in to sophomore Anna Dessoye, who redirected it in for a 3-1 Maryland lead in the 49th minute.
Junior Maxine Fluharty extended the Terps’ lead in the 54th minute before Sprink scored off a penalty corner set up by senior Jill Witmer and Dessoye to make it 5-1.
Saturday: Maryland 8, New Hampshire 4
Maryland used balanced scoring and numerous offensive threats as it cruised past No. 20 New Hampshire 8-4 in its season opener in Temple’s Conference Cup in Philadelphia.
Seven Terrapins scored in the match, with senior Jill Witmer scoring twice. Freshman Mieke Hayn and sophomore Anna Dessove each added a goal and two assists. As a team, Maryland dominated offensively, outshooting the Wildcats 29-11.
Junior preseason All-ACC selection Maxine Fluharty scored the Terrapins’ first goal of the season about six minutes in when she put back Witmer’s shot that was saved. Hayn notched her first career goal and made it 2-0 six minutes later when she took it all the way in from the right side and scored.
New Hampshire got on the board in the 24th minute when Megan Bozek made a penalty shot.
The Terrapins answered back with three goals in the next three minutes to make it 5-1. Witmer, also a preseason All-ACC honoree, started the flurry when she deflected in a pass from the left side to make it 3-1. Junior Katie Gerzabek added the fourth Terps’ goal about a minute later. Witmer struck again 70 seconds later off another feed from Hayn on the left side to make it 5-1.
Sunday: No. 4 Connecticut 2, California 0
The All-American combo of senior forward Marie Elena Bolles and junior forward Chloe Hunnable each scored their first goals of 2013 to lead Connecticut to a 2-1 victory against California on in Palo Alto, Calif. With the win the Huskies improve to 2-0 on the season while Cal, which defeated Michigan State yesterday, slips to 1-1.
UConn has now started at least 2-0 in each of the previous 11 seasons.
Bolles got the Huskies on the board just 16 minutes into the contest after she dribbled by the Golden Bears defense and hit a shot from the right side, which zipped by Courtney Hendrickson, giving UConn an early 1-0 edge.
Cal was able to knot the score up at one 15 minutes later after Jordan O’Reilly took a cross from Shannon Elmitt and was able to beat Sarah Mansfield.
That was the only goal Mansfield would allow though, as she stopped Cal’s five other shots on goal to preserve the Husky victory.
She is now two wins shy of tying Danielle Vile’s school record for career victories. Mansfield’s record now stands at 56-12 in her fourth year between the posts for Connecticut. Hendrickson made seven saves for Cal.
Hunnable’s game-winner, which was the sixth of her career, came with 10:41 remaining in regulation. Freshman midfielder Olivia Bolles hit a cross to Hunnable, who established position deep in the circle. She was able to redirect the cross past a diving Hendrickson and in to lift UConn to the 2-1 triumph.
Saturday: No. 4 Connecticut 2, Stanford 1 (2OT)
Sophomore Sophie Bowden scored the second goal of her career to lead Connecticut to a 2-1 double-overtime victory against No. 12 Stanford in Palo Alto, Calif. The contest was the season opener for both teams.
Bowden has come up big against Stanford as both of her two career goals have come against Stanford and both were scored in game-winning fashion.
Junior forward Anne Jeute, who was forced to sit out the entire 2012 season due to injury after being honored as a second-team All-American in 2011, scored UConn’s first goal after she tipped in a shot attempt from sophomore Roisin Upton.
The two teams remained scoreless for the next 61 minutes until the Cardinal was finally able to get on the board. Jessica Chisholm took a feed from Kelsey Harbin and knotted the score up at the 66:26 mark.
The two teams went back-and-forth for the next 23 minutes until Bowden’s strike from the left wing clinched UConn’s 11th consecutive win in a season opener.
All-American goaltender Sarah Mansfield made seven saves to help secure the victory, running her career record to 55-12.
Sunday: No. 5 Syracuse 4, Hofstra 1
Syracuse won the championship game at the Asics Invitational, defeating Hofstra 4-1 on Sunday. The Orange jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in the first half and maintained its advantage against the Pride (1-1) to improve to a 2-0 record on the season.
Leonie Geyer, who finished the weekend with one goal and three assists, was named the tournament's most outstanding player. Alyssa Manley (four goals, one assist), Laura Hahnefeldt (one assist) and Jordan Page (two assists) were all named to the all-tournament team.
Sophomore midfielder Alyssa Manley scored two goals in the contest, which she also did in the season opener on Friday afternoon.
The Orange recorded 21 shots including 16 shots on goal in the win against Hofstra. The Pride were held to four total shots and two on target by the Syracuse defense.
After 12:48 minutes of play, Emma Russell scored her first goal of the season, assisted by Jordan Page, to put the Orange ahead by one score. Five minutes later, Alyssa Manley would give the Orange a 2-0 advantage on a shot set up by Leone Geyer. The Orange scored again with 12:48 left in the half when Manley rebounded a shot from Sierra Degnan and sent it past Hofstra goalkeeper Kaitlyn De Furo. Manley has three unassisted goals on the season.
Friday: Syracuse 5, Quinnipiac 1
Syracuse claimed victory in its first game of the season, defeating Quinnipiac 5-1 at the Asics Invitational. The Orange had a near shutout, holding the Bobcats off for 70 minutes before allowing a score off of a penalty corner with zero minutes on the clock.
Quinnipiac recorded the first shot of the game but Syracuse fired back within one minute of play when Emma Russell netted the first Orange goal of the season. Leonie Geyer, who is credited with an assist on the play, took the shot and Russell was able to deflect it in to take an early 1-0 lead after 3:11 minutes of play.
A penalty corner in the middle of the first half set the offense up to gain a 2-0 advantage against the Bobcats. Jordan Page inserted the penalty corner and Geyer got a shot off, which went wide, but was able to track down her own shot and pass to Lauren Brooks, who scored with 17:52 left in the first half.
Friday: No. 6 Penn State 3, No. 8 Old Dominion 1
Penn State began its season with a tough road match against No. 8 Old Dominion. The Lions staged a three-goal second-half comeback after trailing 1-0 at the break to grab the win in the season opener.
After many threats, the Nittany Lions evened the score at 1-1 in the 56th minute off a run from Taylor Herold. Herold, a junior, cut in from the left side of the box and wove her way through to the front of the goal and calmly finished past the keeper to level the game.
Herold's goal sparked the Nittany Lion attack, as Penn State scored the go-ahead goal just minutes later off a penalty corner. Senior Whitney Reddig sent the ball into Laura Gebhart, who set up Brittany Grzywacz's strike that found the back of the net to put Penn State on top at 2-1 with about 12 minutes remaining.
Six minutes later the Lions struck again. Gebhart sent a pass into the middle of the circle from the right side and found Ashtin Klingler, who poked the ball past the keeper to cement the Penn State victory. Old Dominion was the first to get on the score sheet, as Kelsey Smither scored the game's opening goal in the 15th minute to give the hosts the early lead.
Sunday: No. 7 Virginia 4, No. 6 Penn State 2
Virginia defeated Penn State 4-2 on Sunday in Charlottesville.
Junior goalkeeper Jenny Johnstone made 13 saves to improve her record and the team's to 2-0.
Virginia faced six second-half penalty corners, with Penn State (1-1) capitalizing on just one of those opportunities. The Nittany Lions fired off 21 shots to Virginia's 19, outshooting the Cavaliers 13-8 in the second period. Johnstone made eight of her 13 saves in the second half.
Senior Elly Buckley added her second and third goals of the season. Buckley smashed in a shot off a penalty corner 2:12 into the game, the only goal either team would score in the first half. After Penn State tied the game 1-1 on a penalty corner 14 minutes into the second half, Buckley put Virginia up 2-1 four minutes later. Buckley started dribbling at mid-field, making it all the way down into the circle where she fired off a shot to give her squad the advantage.
Senior Hadley Bell smashed in a shot from the right side of the goals three minutes after Buckley's second goal with an assist from freshman Macy Peebles. Penn State pulled to within one at 3-2 with 14 minutes remaining in the game. Freshman Riley Tata tapped in a pass from fellow freshman Lucy Hyams with six minutes remaining to give Virginia an insurance goal.
Friday: Virginia 3, Louisville 2
Virginia opened the 2013 season with a 3-2 victory against Louisville in Charlottesville.
A pair of freshmen making their collegiate debuts accounted for two of the Cavalier goals. Riley Tata scored the first goal of the season for Virginia, tapping in a long pass from senior Elly Buckley just under two minutes into the game on her first touch of the game. Caligh Foust scored Virginia's third goal a little more than 10 minutes into the second period, dribbling to the right side of the goal and knocking the shot past the Cardinal keeper.
A pair of seniors, Buckley and Carissa Vittese, scored the Cavaliers second goal with a little more than five minutes into the second half, which broke up a 1-1 tie. Vittese was at the top of the circle to take a shot off a penalty corner insertion. Instead of shooting, she passed to Buckley in front of the net.
Buckley finished the game with a goal, an assist and also notched a defensive save in the first half. Senior Katie Robinson also made a defensive save in the frantic first period.
Sunday: No. 8 Old Dominion 2, American 1 (OT)
Old Dominion junior forward Rosario Villagra’s goal with 4:28 left in the first overtime lifted the eighth-ranked Lady Monarchs (1-1) to a 2-1 victory against American (1-1) at the L.R. Hill Sports Complex.
After a scoreless first half, American scored first, six minutes into the second half on a goal by Shelly Montgomery. Seven minutes later, the Lady Monarchs got the equalizer off a corner by Christy Longacre with assists from Kelsey Smither and Villagra.
In the overtime, Villagra got the ball about 30 yards out and drove to the box and fired the shot pass the keeper to win the match.
Ashley Dalisera had 10 saves for American, while Megan Hept made five for Old Dominion.
Sunday: No. 9 Michigan 4, Maine 2
Michigan used a strong second half to surge past Maine 4-2 for its first win of the season at the Maine Field Hockey Complex. The victory is the 200th for head coach Marcia Pankratz in her 14th year at the helm of the Wolverine program.
Senior captain Rachael Mack scored two goals against the Black Bears, both in the first half, to up her weekend total to three tallies. She gave Michigan a quick lead, scoring on the game's first shot on a steal at the 1:16 mark. Michigan batted the ball into the circle from the right side, and a Maine defender stopped it front of the cage and attempted a pass at the one-yard line. Mack swiped at the ball and got her stick on it, knocking it into the cage.
The Black Bears responded quickly and held the advantage until the waning moments of the half when Mack evened the score on the direct shot of a late Wolverine penalty corner, carrying the ball to the right before blasting a hard, low shot to the board at 31:12. Ainsley McCallister and Leslie Smith earned assists for the stop and the insert, respectively.The Wolverines then broke through on a penalty corner opportunity at the 55:58 mark. Sophomore Lauren Thomas scored on the direct shot, taking the insert from Smith and sweeping it into the lower left corner of the cage for the game-winner.
Michigan added an insurance goal less than five minutes later, at 60:32, on a redirection from senior Michelle Roberts. Sammy Gray drove the ball into the circle from the right 25, and Roberts got her stick on it to tip it in.
Saturday: No. 14 Massachusetts 3, No. 9 Michigan 2
Michigan dropped its 2013 season opener, falling to No. 14 Massachusetts 3-2 at the Maine Field Hockey Complex. The Wolverines led at the halftime break, before UMass surged ahead with two goals in the opening five minutes of the second half.
Massachusetts surged ahead early in the second half with two goals in the first five minutes of play. Brooke Sabia netted both goals for the Minutewomen, coming at the 35:53 mark and again at 39:28, to steal away the lead.
The Minutewomen struck first, scoring on their first corner opportunity at the 9:27 mark, but Michigan responded with goals from senior captain Rachael Mack and senior Michelle Roberts to carry a narrow 2-1 advantage at halftime.
Mack scored on the direct shot off Michigan's second corner of the contest, at 13:27, blasting a hard shot past the feet of UMass goalkeeper Sam Carlino. Ainsley McCallister and Leslie Smith earned assists on the stop and the push, respectively.
Roberts gave Michigan the lead late in the half, at 26:51, after a strong transfer play through midfield. Smith crossed a hard ball into the circle, where Roberts redirected it into the left corner of the cage. It was the 10th goal of Roberts' career.
Sunday: No. 10 Duke 4, Drexel 1
Freshman forward Heather Morris recorded the first points of her collegiate career, posting a hat trick in her second collegiate game, to lead the 10th-ranked Blue Devils past No. 17 Drexel, 4-1. The win capped a 2-0 weekend by Duke in its opening weekend of its season.
The Blue Devils outshot the visiting Dragons 12-7 in the win and led in penalty corners by a 5-1 margin. Head coach Pam Bustin’s squad also placed nine of its 12 shots on goal while limiting Drexel (1-1) to just one shot on goal.
The opening half saw Duke capitalize on its first penalty corner opportunity, with junior Abby Beltrani finding Morris inside on the ensuing play. The strike in the 16th minute marked the first of Morris’ collegiate career and moved Beltrani’s season assist total to three after just two games.
Graduate student Cherry Seaborn tallied her second goal in a Duke uniform a short while later, touching in a pass from senior Emmie Le Marchand at the front post to double the Blue Devils’ lead. Morris added an unassisted score less than a minute later, lifting her team to a 3-0 advantage at the break.
A strong effort from Duke’s back line and redshirt sophomore goalkeeper Lauren Blazing kept Drexel off the board for more than 56 minutes before the Dragons' Idrienne Walker broke through late in the second half. The Blue Devils went on to score once more before the end of regulation, however, answering on Morris’ third goal of the day to wrap up the 4-1 victory.
Friday: Duke 4, Indiana 0
Senior Emmie Le Marchand tallied two goals and graduate student Cherry Seaborn and junior Jessica Buttinger added one each to highlight 10th-ranked Duke’s season-opening victory against Indiana at Williams Field at Jack Katz Stadium. The Blue Devils downed the Hoosiers by a 4-0 score after outshooting the visiting squad 17-12 for the match.
Duke’s four goals were the most in a season opener since 2005, when the program opened the fall with a 7-0 win against Louisville Aug. 27 on the road. Friday’s win also marked the Blue Devils’ first shutout in a season opener since 2009.
Le Marchand started the scoring for Duke two minutes into the game, finding the back of the cage from close range to give the Blue Devils the early advantage. The squad added to its lead toward the end of the half, as Seaborn dove to touch in a ball in at the post on a feed from junior midfielder Abby Beltrani.