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Tar Heels Happenings 9/1-9/5: UNC cross country sweeps the Elon Opener

Tar Heels athletics results from September 1-5.

Virginia Tech v North Carolina Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

Thursday, September 1

UNC Volleyball: W 3-1 vs. Duke

After losing the first set to Duke, UNC came away with another victory when they won the next three sets. Julia Scoles led the way with 17 kills, two service aces, 14 digs, and four blocks. She was joined by Taylor Borup with nine kills, two digs, and five blocks. Sydnye Fields also had seven kills with 15 blocks and Sheila Doyle had one service ace and 26 digs.

UNC Cross Country: The Elon Opener

North Carolina won both the men’s and women’s races at the Elon Opener. The men’s team finished with a score of 41, and three members finished in the top 10 overall. In the men’s 6k run, sophomore Nick Walker ran for a 19:01 to rank fourth overall. Mark Myers came in fifth with a 19:05 and Chris Madaffari came in 6th with a 19:06.

The Women’s team finished with a score of 23, and had five members in the top 10. In the women’s 4k, junior Caroline Alcorta won first place with a time of 13:41 nd sophomore Morgan Ilse came in second at 13:58. Freshman Blair Ramsey ran a 14:21 for fifth place, Mady Clahane a 14:26 for sixth, and Erin Edmundson came in ninth with a 14:56. Both teams beat their fields by nearly 20 points each.

Friday, September 2

UNC Field Hockey: W 2-1 vs. Princeton

The Tar Heels beat Princeton after a hard fought battle where UNC scored two goals on 16 shots. Junior Gab Major scored at the end of the first half with an assist from Ashley Hoffman. The second goal came from Megan DuVernois in the 50th minute of the game. UNC goalkeepers made three saves, with Alex Halpin making two but allowing the only goal in the 68th minute.

UNC Men’s Soccer: Postponed

UNC Women’s Soccer: T 0-0 vs. Duke

This match ended up going into double overtime and still no one could score. UNC owes this outcome to talented goalkeeper Linsey Harris, who was able to save 11 shots on goal out of 30 total shots. Unfortunately, Annie Kingman was the only Tar Heel that was able to make a shot on goal out of just six total shots. It wasn’t a great showing, especially against a rival, but at least they avoided the loss.

Saturday, September 3

UNC Volleyball: W 3-0 vs. TCU

The Tar Heels dominated their competition by sweeping all three sets. Julia Scoles led the team with 14 kills, seven digs, and a block while Taylor Treacy had 12 kills, two digs, and four blocks.

Sunday, September 4

UNC Field Hockey: W 6-2 vs. Penn

North Carolina scored six goals against the unranked Quakers on the way to their third victory of the season. UNC took a total of 21 shots against only 14 from Penn, breaking through in the 20th minute on a Kristy Bernatchez goal. Another goal was added just five minutes later when senior Lauren Moyer scored off an assist from Gab Major. The next two goals were both off deflections as freshman Eef Andriessen and Bernatchez again were able to make it 4-0.

Major scored a goal of her own just 50 seconds into the second half and junior Sam Night made the assist. Redshirt freshman Marissa Creatore scored the team’s final goal of the game off an assist from Andriessen. Shannon Johnson allowed a goal and made one save, while Alex Halpin made two saves and was scored upon once.

UNC Women’s Soccer: W 2-0 vs. Villanova

Though much of the game was scoreless, North Carolina came away with a win against Villanova after Annie Kingman scored a goal in the 71st minute off a rebound from Madison Schultz. Zoe Redei scored the second goal in the 86th minute off a long feed from Ru Mucherera. Redei beat the goalkeeper and ensured a UNC victory with just minutes to spare.

Monday, September 5

UNC Men’s Soccer: W 3-2 vs. VCU

UNC kept the pressure on all game long, taking 13 shots in the first half alone compared to just eight shots from VCU all game. The first goal came just under five minutes into the match when Walker Hume knocked a header in thanks to assists from Zach Wright and Nico Melo.

The Tar Heels fell behind for awhile when goalkeeper James Pyle allowed a goal off a penalty kick at 18 minutes and another just a minute later. It wasn’t until the 30th minute that Tucker Hume scored a goal to tie the game with another assist from Wright. Hume then scored the go-ahead goal in the 82nd minute of the game and North Carolina held on to take the win.