News for 13 October 2013

All the news for Sunday 13 October 2013


Hockeyroos go down 1-0 to Argentina

Noel Barrionuevo goal is the difference


Australia’s Hockeyroos went down narrowly 1-0 to World Champions Argentina in the first of three test matches in Perth on Saturday evening. In a competitive clash that featured seven-times World Player of the Year Luciana Aymar, it was a 43rd minute penalty corner from set piece specialist Noel Barrionuevo that made the difference. 

Hockeyroos Head Coach Adam Commens was pleased with how his side stepped up against the Olympic silver medallists, saying afterwards: “It was a good start with a new group for us. We’ve made seven changes to the side we took to the World League [in June] and Argentina looked sharp coming off the Pan American Cup. For this team to be competitive and mix it with the world number two side is pleasing.”

The three game series comes ahead of the innovative International Super Series Hockey 9s tournament, which begins on Thursday and will see the Hockeyroos come up against Argentina, Canada and Malaysia in the nine-a-side format.

The opening 11-a-side clash saw welcome returns to competitive international action for Western Australians Kobie McGurk and Jayde Taylor following injuries that have seen them out of action since the 2012 Olympic Games. And the match marked the debut of Queenslander Rebecca Reuter, who came off the bench to play her first senior international match.

It was perhaps not surprising that Las Leonas would enjoy the best of the early stages having recently competed at, and won, the Pan American Cup. But as the half developed the Hockeyroos worked their way into the game nicely and created a number of opportunities. Despite the chances, the first half finished goalless.

Eight minutes into the second period, however, Barrionuevo broke the deadlock with a low flick into the bottom corner of the goal to give Argentina a winning margin.

Speaking after the match, Commens added, “We had a number of players coming back from injury or being given an opportunity and I thought they did well, although there is still scope to improve.

“These matches are important for us to see where our players are against the world’s best teams. They’ll help us to form opinions and inform selection decisions for the Oceania Cup and World League Finals.”

The teams will meet again on Monday evening.

Tickets for the International Super Series are on sale starting at just $10 for concessions and $20 for adults. Visit www.hockey9s.hockey.org.au or Ticketmaster to buy.

The tournament will also be shown on ABC 1 and iview in Australia and the Australia Network in the Asia Pacific region. For TV broadcast information, click here.

HOCKEYROOS  0 (0)
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ARGENTINA   1 (0)
Noel Barrionuevo 43 (PC)

Hockeyroos squad for Argentina test series
12-15 October 2013, Perth, WA
Alphabetical by surname
Athlete (Hometown) Caps/Goals


Started
Edwina Bone (Evatt, ACT) 10/0
Madonna Blyth (Brisbane, QLD) 256/61
Jade Close (Wagga Wagga, NSW) 73/12
Casey Eastham (Albion Park, NSW) 173/41
Anna Flanagan (Canberra, ACT) 94/15
Kirstin Johnson (Mackay, QLD) 18/1
Rachael Lynch (GK) (Melbourne, VIC) 86/0
Kobie McGurk (Willetton, WA) 186/8
Claire Messent (Melbourne, VIC) 62/15
Brooke Peris (Darwin, NT) 3/0
Jodie Schulz (Wamuran, QLD) 77/37

Substitute Used
Jane Claxton (Adelaide, SA) 11/0
Bianca Joyce (Balaklava, SA) 34/1
Georgie Parker (Adelaide, SA) 36/3
Rebecca Reuter (Brisbane, QLD) 1/0
Jayde Taylor (Bunbury, WA) 74/1

Did Not Play
Elizabeth Duguid (GK) (Darwin, NT) 1/0
Ashleigh Nelson (Wagin, WA) 118/45
Audrey Smith (GK) (Wynnum, QLD) 0/0

Hockey Australia media release



Six teams confirmed for EHL KO16


Photo: Frank Uijlenbroek

It was another action-packed day at Euro Hockey League’s Round 1.1 event in Barcelona as the results of the four competition matches lead to six teams qualifying for Easter’s spectacular KO16 event.

Tobias Hauke’s Harvestehuder THC (GER) marked their EHL debut by thumping Cardiff & Met (WAL) before local boys Real Club de Polo de Barcelona (ESP) edged past SV Arminen (AUT). Oranje Zwart (NED) battled past Grunwald Poznan (POL) while Club de Campo de Madrid (ESP) produced the result of the day to defeat KHC Dragons, the 2012-13 EHL Silver medallists.

Here is a quick summary of the action.

Pool D - EHL debutants Harvestehuder hammer Cardiff & Met


Germany’s Harvestehuder marked their Euro Hockey League debut with a sparkling performance against Cardiff & Met, powering to a 9-1 triumph over their Welsh opponents.

Incredibly, nine different players made their mark on the score-sheet for the team from Hamburg, with an early own goal from Cardiff’s Sam Daymond being followed by strikes from Michael Körper, Christopher Borchard, Moritz Fuhrmann, Nicholas Spooner, Tim Linsmeier, Sebastian Feller, Paul Pongs and Johan Björkmann.

The result means that Cardiff & Met have been eliminated from this season’s Euro Hockey League, with Harvestehuder and Beeston of England being the two confirmed qualifiers from Pool D. Harvestehuder and Beeston will face each other on Sunday to determine which team will finish as pool winners.

Pool E - RC Polo overcome tough challenge from SV Arminen

Local boys Real Club de Polo de Barcelona overcame a stern challenge from Austrian champions SV Arminen to emerge as 3-1 winners of their Pool E contest.

Roger Padros scored twice in an extremely close contest, with Borja Llorens adding a third to ensure that Polo Club claimed the win and sealed their place at Easter’s KO16 event.

The result also means that England’s Surbiton – winners against Arminen on Friday – are also guaranteed a berth at KO16, although the winner of the Pool will be decided when they face RC Polo on Sunday. 

Pool G – Grunwald impress despite Oranje Zwart victory

Oranje Zwart played their second game of the weekend against Pool G opponents Poland’s WKS Grunwald Poznan, and although it proved to be a solid 1-4 win for Dutch outfit it certainly wasn't their most inspirational performance of the weekend.

Goals from Thomas Briels, Gabriel Dabanch, Rob Reckers and Bob de Voogd ensured that Oranje Zwart have qualified for the prestigious EHL KO16 tournament.

Grunwald produced a mature, disciplined performance, something they will be aiming to reproduce in Sunday’s win or bust duel with Scotland’s Kelburne HC.

Pool F - Campo stun Dragons to reach KO16

Madrid's Club de Campo produced a superb display to emerge as 2-1 winners against Pool F rivals and 2012-13 EHL Silver medallists KHC Dragons in the final match of Day 2 in Barcelona.

Quique Gonzalez and Pepe Borrell were both on target for Campo, who were vastly improved in comparison to Friday's shoddy performance against Dinamo Kazan of Russia. For the second day in a row, Campo and Spain goalkeeper Xavi Trenchs was the star of the show, making countless sensational saves to help his team to victory.

The win sealed Club de Campo's place at KO16. The remaining KO16 berth from Pool F will be taken by the winner of the Dragons v Kazan match, which takes place on Sunday.

Full details of the day’s play from Barcelona can be found elsewhere on this website. Remember, the EHL website will be live streaming every match from the Round 1 events, so don’t forget to tune in.

Euro Hockey League media release



Campo stun Dragons to reach KO16

Madrid's Club de Campo produced a superb display to emerge as 2-1 winners against Pool F rivals and 2012-13 EHL Silver medallists KHC Dragons in the final match of Day 2 in Barcelona.

Quique Gonzalez and Pepe Borrell were both on target for Campo, who were vastly improved in comparison to Friday's shoddy performance against Dinamo Kazan of Russia.

The win seals Club de Campo's place at EHL's exciting KO16 tournament, which takes place over Easter in 2014. The remaining KO16 berth from Pool F will be taken by the winner of the Dragons v Kazan match, which takes place on Sunday.

The first quarter of the match was goal-less, but Campo arguably had the better of it. The Spaniards looked a world away from the team that seemed to struggle so much against the Russians on Friday, fighting hard to win possession and not allowing the dangerous Dragons any time on the ball.

Campo - who themselves were EHL silver medallists in the 2010-11 season - opened the match scoring three minutes into the second period when team captain Andres Mir supplied a perfect pass for Quique Gonzalez, who guided the ball into an open goal from close range.

The goal appeared to give Campo added belief, and were well worth their lead by the time the half time hooter sounded.

An unusually subdued Dragons grew in confidence as the match progressed, and would surely have been level were it not for Campo keeper Xavi Trenchs. The Spanish international shot-stopper continued his brilliant form from Friday to deny the Dragons on numerous occasions.

Roared on by their ever-passionate fans, the Dragons began to push further up the field in an attempt to get that elusive goal, but it was a tactic that eventually back-fired when a superb Campo breakaway resulted in a second goal. Pepe Borrell was the scorer, lashing home a superb back-hand strike in the 59th minute which left the Dragons with a mountain to climb.

The brilliant Belgians pulled a goal back in the 64th minute when Loick Luypaert produced a trademark penalty corner drag-flick, but in the end it was Campo who left the field as deserving winners.     

To see the official match sheet, please click here.

Euro Hockey League media release



Grunwald impress despite Oranje Zwart victory

On a sunny afternoon in Barcelona, Oranje Zwart played their second game of the weekend against Pool G opponents WKS Grunwald Poznan.

It proved to be a solid 1-4 win for OZ, but it wasn't their most inspirational performance of the weekend. On the other hand, Poland's Grunwald produced a mature and disciplined performance, despite finishing the match defeated. 

Belgian international Thomas Briels opened the scoring for Oranje Zwart with a clever deflection in the tenth minute of the game. However, fine work from Grunwald ensured that the heavy favourites were forced to wait until the end of the third quarter for their second goal, with Gabriel Dabanch slamming home following fine work from Pakistan international Rashid Mehmood.

The stand-out moment of the match came at the beginning of the fourth quarter when Rob Reckers cracked an amazing backhand shot into the top of the net. 

Tomasz Dutkiewicz provided an almost instant response when he flicked a penalty corner high into the goal, giving OZ's Mark Jenniskens absolutely no chance of saving. 

However, OZ's Jelle Galema teed up Bob de Voogd to make the score 4-1, putting the result beyond doubt.

The victory ensures that Oranje Zwart have qualified for the prestigious EHL KO16 tournament, which takes place at Easter 2014.

Grunwald will be in action on Sunday when they face Kelburne of Scotland. The winner of that match will seal both a second place finish and a berth at KO16.  

To see the official match sheet, please click here.

Euro Hockey League media release



RC Polo overcome tough challenge from SV Arminen

Local boys Real Club de Polo de Barcelona overcame a stern challenge from Austrian champions SV Arminen to emerge as 3-1 winners of their Pool E contest.

Roger Padros scored twice in an extremely close contest, with Borja Llorens adding a third to ensure that Polo Club claimed the win and sealed their place at Easter’s KO16 event.

The result also meant that England’s Surbiton – winners against Arminen on Friday – are also guaranteed a berth at KO16, although the winner of the Pool will be decided when they face RC Polo on Sunday. 

RC Polo needed just three minute to take the lead in the contest, with Padros showing wonderful close control to move past three players before crashing a shot into the goal from a tight angle on the right.

However, Arminen hit back through Poland star Dariusz Rachwalski, who netted with a beautifully executed flick from open play in the 14th minute. It was no more than the Austrians deserved, having matched their illustrious opponents in the opening stages.

Polo Club re-established their lead just before the end of the first quarter from the penalty spot. Padros was again the scorer, comfortably finding the net after his initial goal-bound shot was blocked illegally on the line by an Arminen player.

The Spaniards were guilty of wasting six penalty corners in the match, but eventually found their range with the seventh in the 63rd minute. Borja Llorens found the bottom left corner of Michael Mantler’s goal with a powerful flick to give RC Polo some breathing space. It proved to be the last goal of the match, with the Spanish outfit taking a 3-1 win.

To see the official match sheet, please click here.

Euro Hockey League media release



EHL debutants Harvestehuder hammer Cardiff & Met

Germany’s Harvestehuder marked their Euro Hockey League debut with a sparkling performance against Cardiff & Met, powering to a 9-1 triumph over their Welsh opponents. 

Incredibly, nine different players made their mark on the score-sheet for the team from Hamburg, with an early own goal from Cardiff’s Sam Daymond being followed by strikes from Michael Körper, Christopher Borchard, Moritz Fuhrmann, Nicholas Spooner, Tim Linsmeier, Sebastian Feller, Paul Pongs and Johan Björkmann.

The result means that Cardiff & Met have been eliminated from this season’s Euro Hockey League, with Harvestehuder and Beeston of England being the two confirmed qualifiers from Pool D.  Harvestehuder and Beeston will face each other on Sunday to determine which team will finish as pool winners.

Harvestehuder enjoyed the lion’s share of possession in the first period and deservedly took the lead in the fourth minute of the match when a speculative pass across the face of goal was turned into his own net by Cardiff’s Sam Daymond.  Cardiff came agonisingly close to levelling the scores with a penalty corner which forced a fine save from Harvestehuder keeper Tobias Walter before the German team extended their advantage just before the quarter time break thanks to a penalty corner from Michael Körper. 

Harvestehuder added a third goal three minutes into the second quarter when team captain Christopher Borchard cracked home a reverse stick effort, although Cardiff grabbed a goal of their own five minutes ahead of the half time break thanks to a perfectly angled deflection from Daf Tomos. 

Following their excellent, hard running display against Beeston on Friday, it was hardly surprising that Cardiff showed signs of fatigue in the third and fourth quarters of today’s match. However, it was a situation that was fully exploited by the classy and ruthless German side.

Harvestehuder moved the score onto 5-1 in the third quarter thanks to an elaborate penalty corner routine from Moritz Fuhrmann and an open play strike from Nicholas Spooner. A further four goals arrived in the fourth period, with Tim Linsmeier, Sebastian Feller, Paul Pongs and Johan Björkmann all netting wonderful strikes to complete the scoring.

To see the official match sheet, please click here.

Euro Hockey League media release



East Grinstead beat Loughborough Students to top the table


East Grinstead Mark Pearn

EAST Grinstead overwhelmed Loughborough Students 8-1 in the NOW: Pensions Men’s Hockey League on Saturday, overtaking Beeston to lead the Premier Division table.

With Beeston playing in the Euro Hockey League, East Grinstead took full advantage to top the table on goal difference from Reading in second, while Beeston drop to third, albeit with a game in hand.

It took ten minutes for East Grinstead to take the lead with Ashley Jackson getting on the end of a penalty corner. They went on to score three more before the break with Mark Pearn (pictured), Ricky Fraser and Andy Piper all on target. Chris Griffiths pulled one back for Loughborough.

But it was to be a comprehensive win for East Grinstead as Pearn added a second and Mark Gleghorne found the goal. Niall Stott grabbed a late brace to complete the scoring.

Hampstead and Westminster prevailed in a hard-fought battle against Cannock, running out 3-2 winners. Goals from David Smith, Richard Hildreth and Toby Roche sealed the win for them although Cannock pushed them hard. Dave Beckett hit a brace for the visitors and could have had a hat-trick but for his 26th minute penalty stroke cannoning back off the post.

Reading emerged 3-0 winners from their trip to Sheffield Hallam, but were made to work for it by a tough home defence.

Richard and Simon Mantell scored in the first half, from a corner and open play respectively, and Nick Catlin’s last minute goal sealed the win.

Canterbury had to battle back from two-nil down before winning 3-2 at home against Wimbledon.

Rob Pryce and Phil Ball had given Wimbledon the lead, but the hosts hit back to lead 3-2 with goals from Mickel Pierre, Isaac O’Connor and Liam Foster.

Goalkeeper Tom Millington did his best to keep Wimbledon in the game when he saved a 62nd minute penalty stroke from Ben Allberry, but it wasn’t enough to salvage victory.

Holcombe secured a 4-1 win over Old Loughtonians in the NOW: Pensions Conference East, with Danny Hall scoring two while the others came from England ace Barry Middleton and Alex Jennings.

St Albans beat Southgate 3-2, while there were away wins for Teddington (5-0 at Brighton and Hove) and Richmond (5-2 at Oxted).

In the NOW: Pensions Conference North, University of Durham remain unbeaten despite falling behind to hosts West Bridgford. They fell behind to an early goal from Paul Sibley, but Durham’s quality showed in the end as Jonny Maunder’s two goals, along with strikes from Sam Driver and Tom Batchelor saw them win 4-2.

With Cardiff and Met playing in Europe, the rest of the teams in the NOW: Pensions Conference West had the chance to make up some ground on the leaders. It was Havant who made the most of the opportunity as a brace from Jonathan Pickett and another goal from Oliver Nail saw them beat Isca 3-1 to go second on goal difference.

* Teddington have been deducted six points for fielding an unregistered player. This decision was made by the IWHL/NPMHL committee and is in respect of Ted Bennett who was not registered with the NPMHL but played in their games against St Albans on 28 September and Holcombe on 6 October. The club were also fined. The club can appeal against this penalties.

NOW: Pensions Men’s Hockey League (Saturday, October 12 2013):

NOW: Pensions Men's Premier Division:
Canterbury 3, Wimbledon 2; East Grinstead 8, Loughborough Students 1; Hampstead and Westminster 3, Cannock 2; Sheffield Hallam 0, Reading 3.

NOW: Pensions Men's Conference East: Brighton and Hove 0, Teddington 5; Bromley and Beckenham 3, Cambridge City 1; Holcombe 4, Old Loughtonians 1; Oxted 2, Richmond 5; St. Albans 3, Southgate 2.

NOW: Pensions Men's Conference North: Brooklands MU 5, Deeside Ramblers 1; Khalsa (Warks) 4, Olton & West Warwicks 5; Leek 4, Belper 2; Wakefield 1, Bowdon 3; West Bridgford 2, University of Durham 4.

NOW: Pensions Men's Conference West: Fareham 3, University of Exeter 5; Guildford 1, Cheltenham 2; Isca 1, Havant 3; University of Birmingham 2, Team Bath Buccaneers 3.

England Hockey Board Media release



Reading go top as Canterbury lose


Beeston's Sophie Robinson v Canterbury, by David Kissman

READING jumped to the top of the table on Saturday with a 2-1 win over hosts Surbiton in the Investec Women’s Hockey League Premier Division.

Alex Danson and Rebecca Halle put the visitors two goals up, and although Chloe Strong hit back for Surbiton it wasn’t enough.

Beeston brought Canterbury’s unbeaten record to a grinding halt as they ran out 3-1 winners.

Sophie Robinson (pictured by David Kissman) gave Beeston the lead after 31 minutes, slotting the ball in from open play. Erica Sanders doubled the home side’s advantage three minutes later.

Canterbury weren’t going to surrender their 100 per cent record easily and Nikki Kidd pulled one back with a penalty stroke four minutes after the restart.

Beeston were then put under huge pressure by Canterbury, but they soaked it up and clinched the win with Robinson’s second on 42 minutes.

Canterbury’s defeat allowed teams below to make up some ground, but Bowdon Hightown blew their chance as they lost 4-0 to University of Birmingham.

Abi Porter’s 28th minute strike gave the university side the lead at the break and further goals from Lily Owsley, Fay Curran and Ashley Caddick gave them their first win of the season.

Despite their points deduction, Clifton could’ve climbed above Canterbury with a win but they were facing last year’s play-off finalists Leicester.

Clifton twice had the lead from Els Mansell goals but Leicester fought back through Kerry Whitehead and Lily Elliott to make it 2-2.

Emma Mccabe scored a hat-trick as Sutton Coldfield took their first win of the season. They faced Olton and West Warwickshire who are rock bottom and ran out 6-1 winners.

Rosie Bailey, Sarah Jennings and Emma Wooton were also on target for Sutton Coldfield and Emma Rosser got the consolation for the away side.

In the Investec Conference West, Buckingham looked to have an easy game on paper, facing second bottom Exe who have yet to win this season.

But Buckingham, who are yet to drop a point, struggled as Exe took their game to the league toppers. Only one goal separated the sides at full time after Kitty Higgins swept home from a corner to give Buckingham a 1-0 win.

University of Durham still top the Investec Conference North after their 3-0 victory over Boots. Philippa Lewis found the target twice in the second half and Alice Toynton scored the other.

Holcombe remain unbeaten in the Investec Conference West, their latest victory came against Sevenoaks courtesy of a strike from Julia Cass and an own goal.

* Clifton have been deducted one point for fielding an incorrectly registered player. This decision was made by the IWHL/NPMHL committee and relates to the registration of Helena Faust who was incorrectly registered and played in their game against Surbiton on 14 September. The club were also fined. The club can appeal against the penalties.

Investec Women’s Hockey League (October 12 2013):

Investec Premier Division:
Beeston 3, Canterbury 1; Clifton 2, Leicester 2; Surbiton 1, Reading 2; Sutton Coldfield 6, Olton & West Warwicks 1; University of Birmingham 4, Bowdon 0.

Investec Conference East: Harleston Magpies 2, Chelmsford 2; Holcombe 2, Sevenoaks 1; Old Loughtonians 2, Horsham 1; St. Albans 2, East Grinstead 2; Wimbledon 2, Ipswich 1.

Investec Conference North: Brooklands Poynton 3, Ben Rhydding 0; Loughborough Students 2, Kendal 1; Stourport 0, Wakefield 1; University of Durham 3, Boots 0; Whitley Bay and Tynemouth 3, Doncaster 1.

Investec Conference West: Barnes 1, Trojans 2; Exe 0, Buckingham 1; Gloucester City 5, Isca 0; Slough 3, Bristol Firebrands 1; Swansea City 1, Oxford Hawks 0.

England Hockey Board Media release



PIA pip Wapda to lift Gold Cup trophy

KARACHI: The NBP Hockey Gold Cup came to an end in an exciting fashion as PIA and Wapda played out a high-scoring 5-5 draw in normal time, before the airliners sneaked past with a 3-2 win in the penalty shootout at the National Hockey Stadium in Lahore.

Kashif Ali scored a total of four goals for PIA as the experienced outfit threatened to run away with the game through a 2-0 lead inside the first thirty minutes of the match. However, Shahbaz pulled one back for Wapda three minutes before half-time to give his team small hope of a comeback.

The second half was action packed as seven more goals were scored. Kashif netted another brace for PIA while Wapda stayed in the hunt by bouncing back every time, as Sohail Abbas also scored a goal for Wapda through his traditional drag flick.

The 70 minutes and extra time session ended in a 5-5 stalemate, after which PIA won the tie-breaker penalty shoot-out 3-2 to take the title.

The Express Tribune




Hosts dominate Fiji Open hockey

Arin Kumar


THE Suva men's and women's sides are on track to defend their titles at the MH Fiji Open Hockey Championships in Suva.

The two teams recorded big wins in their first two matches of the competition at the National Hockey Centre yesterday.

The men's number one side thrashed Nadi 14-0 while the women's side thumped the visiting Liverpool Moorbank club from Australia 5-0 and then Levuka by the same score.

Competition official and Fiji Hockey Federation development officer Tai Smith said the level of competition was higher than expected.

"Very very tough competition which exceeded our expectations," she said.

"Levuka came back strongly in their games but teams like Suva and Lautoka proved too strong."

Suva II suffered a setback when their men's side drew with Lautoka but they were penalised for fielding a Nadi player.

"When a team is penalised or defaults a game their opposing team is given five goals.

"So when Suva II fielded a Nadi player against Lautoka, the result was 5-0 in favour of the westerners."

Meanwhile, Liverpool Moorbank donated balls, sticks and shin guards to the FHF for the junior development program.

Results

Women's Suva 5 AFHA 0, Levuka 0 Suva 5, AFHA 6 Levuka 0, Nadi 0 Levuka 1.

Men's pool 1: Suva I 14 Nadi 0, Ba 1 Nadi 2. Pool 2: Suva II 0 Lautoka 5, Suva II 4 Levuka 2.

The Fiji Times



North Carolina makes its four first-half goals hold up in 4-2 win vs. Wake Forest


Casey Di Nardo added one of North Carolina's four goals in its win. North Carolina Athletics

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – North Carolina scored all of its goals in the first half en route to a 4-2 win against No. 15 Wake Forest on Saturday afternoon at Kentner Stadium in Winston-Salem, N.C. Four of the game’s six goals were scored in the first 5:42 of play — three by UNC and one by Wake.

UNC improved to 10-2 overall and 2-2 in ACC play with the win, while the host Demon Deacons fell to 8-5 overall and 0-4 in ACC play.

“It was certainly an unusual start,” UNC head coach Karen Shelton said. “I really admire the way Wake Forest played today — they’re very skillful and they work exceptionally hard. It took all our effort to combat what they threw at us, and we were fortunate to be playing with a lead for most of the game. The game was probably closer than the score indicates — I’m proud of our team for handling Wake’s intensity and pressure.”

Tar Heel senior Sinead Loughran scored the game’s first goal just two minutes into the action, on an unassisted shot from 10 yards out. Wake Forest countered quickly, with Taylor Rhea scoring off a rebound less than a minute later.

With the game tied at 1-1, sophomore Emily Wold scored the gamewinner 3:17 into the action, on an assist from sophomore Nina Notman. Wold struck again less than three minutes later, putting the Tar Heels up 3-1 in the sixth minute of play.

Carolina sophomore Casey Di Nardo added another goal just before halftime, scoring off a fast break in the 33rd minute of play to put UNC up 4-1 heading into the break.

The second half’s only goal came in the 66th minute, when the Demon Deacons scored on a penalty corner. Rhea again had the goal, assisted by Emily Conroe and Jess McFadyen.

UNC finished with 28 shots to 14 by Wake. The Tar Heels had seven penalty corners, and Wake had four.

Junior Sassi Ammer started in goal for the Tar Heels, making seven saves in 55 minutes of play. Freshman Shannon Johnson played the final 15 minutes, making one save.

Valerie Dahmen played all 70 minutes in goal for Wake Forest, making nine saves. Wake also had a defensive save, from Heather Wiley on a shot by Di Nardo.

NCAA