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Tar Heels Happenings 9/22-9/25: Nil Bruening scores four goals in win against Boston College

Tar Heels athletics results from September 22-25.

Nicholls St v North Carolina Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images

Thursday, September 22

Women’s Soccer: W 3-0 vs. Virginia Tech

No. 18 North Carolina beat No. 19 Virginia Tech to stay ahead in the rankings. Annie Kingman scored in the 13th minute with assists from Zoe Redei and Maya Worth. B. Andrzejewski scored at 30 minutes and then again at 68 minutes with assists from Kasey Parker and Dorian Bailey. UNC had five shots on goal and goalkeeper Lindsey Harris made 10 saves.

Volleyball: W 3-2 vs. NC State

UNC beat out NC State in the ACC opener, defeating their rivals in a come from behind win. Julia Scoles had 18 kills and 10 digs, Taylor Treacy had 15 kills and six digs, and Taylor Leath had 15 kills and 16 digs. Abigail Curry added 42 assists and Sheila Doyle had 22 digs.

Friday, September 23

Field Hockey: W 3-2 vs. Syracuse

North Carolina beat the No. 1 ranked Syracuse in a double overtime battle. After falling behind in the 28th minute, UNC finally answered at 34 minutes with a Lauren Moyer goal. Gab Major and Eva van’t Hoog contributed with the assists. Syracuse scored at 47 minutes, but Moyer scored again two minutes later with an assist from Malin Evert. After 40 minutes of back-and-forth action, Evert scored a goal of her own to lead the Tar Heels to victory. Goalkeeper Alex Halpin made three saves and UNC made 25 shots altogether.

Men’s Soccer: W 5-0 vs. Boston College

North Carolina had an easy win against Boston College thanks to Nil Bruening and the four goals he scored in the game. He scored the first at 32 minutes with an assist from Alan Winn. The next came two minutes later with assists from Nico Melo and Winn. At 81 minutes, Bruening scored again with an assist from Zach Wright, and then again one minute later with the help of Jack Skahan and Wright. Alan Winn closed out the game with a goal of his own at the 84th minute. UNC had nine total shots on goal, and goalkeeper James Pyle made six saves.

Sunday, September 25

Volleyball: W 3-2 vs. Boston College

After a near-comeback by Boston College, UNC held on to win in five sets. Taylor Treacy led the way with 15 kills. Julia Scoles had 14 kills and 12 digs while Taylor Leath had nine kills and 12 digs. Mariah Evans had 24 assists, Abigail Curry had 32 assists and 11 digs, and Sheila Doyle contributed 24 digs.

Field Hockey: W 3-2 vs. Duke

UNC knocked off No. 2 ranked Duke after trailing for most of the afternoon. The Blue Devils scored two minutes into the game and led until the 46th minute when Eva van’t Hoog scored to tie it. van’t Hoog scored again three minutes later before Eef Andriessen scored in the 60th minute to put the game out of reach. Duke managed to score at 61 minutes, but UNC held on for the win.

Women’s Soccer: 1-1 T vs. Clemson

The game ended in a tie after two goals and two overtimes. Annie Kingman scored in the 23rd minute with assists from Kasey Parker and B. Andrzejewski. Overall, UNC had six shots on goal and goalkeeper Lindsey Harris made six saves.