It was another busy weekend for the Tar Heels with several teams in action. Let's take a quick look at how they fared.
The Tar Heels suffered their first loss of the season at the hands of Georgia Tech and their triple-option offense. Tevin Washington threw for a touchdown and ran for two leading the Yellow Jackets to a 35-28 win in Atlanta. The Heels came back from two scores down to tie the game at 28 and had the football, but a Bryn Renner interception gave the ball back to Georgia Tech who drove down to score the game winner with 5:20 left in the game. Giovani Bernard rushed for 158 yards and two touchdowns for the Tar Heels who fall to 3-1 on the season. Bryn Renner went 17 for 25, for 204 yards and two touchdowns on the afternoon.
It was a big weekend for Women's Volleyball who took two matches over the weekend in impressive fashion. On Friday, the Heels took care of Maryland 3-0 (25-19, 25-22, 25-16). Emily McGee had 13 kills in the straight set victory. The Heels racked up 44 kills on 102 swings with only 9 errors in the match. It was the first conference win of the season and a road win.
On Sunday, North Carolina travel to Boston College and defeated the Eagles 3-0 (25-20, 25-16, 25-22). Erica Behm had 20 assists in the match to lead the Tar Heels. Kaylie Gibson lead the defense with 15 digs. Carolina moves to 10-3 overall and 2-0 in the conference. They will travel to Clemson on Friday to face the Tigers.
The 4th ranked Tar Heels were on the road on Friday to face Virginia in Charlottesville. They came away with an impressive 3-0 win behind goals by Enzo Martinez, Billy Schuler and Carlos McCrary. Shuler scored his 6th goal of the season while Martinez tallied his 5th. Schulers game winner came in the 29th minute of the match. It was the third straight shutout by Carolina. They will face ranked Old Dominion at home on Tuesday.
North Carolina registered two shut outs this weekend in Field Hockey, shutting down Duke on Saturday and Davidson on Sunday.
On Saturday, Senior Elizabeth Stephens scored the game winner 27 seconds into the second overtime to lift the Heels to a 1-0 win over rival Duke. In a battle of two top ten teams the 2nd ranked Heels prevailed in a steady rain. Carolina out shot the Blue Devils 15-5 on the day. It was the ACC opener for the Tar Heels.
On Sunday, Carolina jumped on Davidson and never looked back, winning 5-0. Kelsey Kolojejchick scored two goals in the game. The Tar Heels out shot the Wildcats 25-2 on the afternoon and move to 9-1 on the season. It was their 6th shutout of the year. They will be back in action on Friday at Wake Forest.
The Tar Heels Men's and Women's teams were in the Florida Invitational over the weekend. The Women finished 2nd out of the 19 team field lead by Mariana Lucena who finished 4th in the 5k face. The Men finished 3rd out of 17 teams. Jake Hurysz finished 5th to lead the Tar Heels. Carolina will be in action next from Madison, Wisconsin in the Wisconsin Invitational on October 18.
North Carolina battled Virginia at home on Sunday in a game that went to extra time. The 14th ranked Cavaliers defeated the Tar Heels 1-0. It was their first ever victory over Carolina. Caroline Miller scored the only goal at the 105th minute to lead Virginia. The game was nationally televised from Fetzer Field. North Carolina had held a 35-0-2 series edge entering the game. The Tar Heels out shot the Cavs 11-10 but Virginia had 6 shots on goal to North Carolina's 2. The Heels fall to 6-2 and go on the road to face Florida State on Thursday and Miami on Sunday.
The Tar Heels finished tied for 5th in the Mason Rudolph Fall Preview. They shot a 22 over par 886 for the weekend. UCLA won the overall event. The Tar Heels were lead by sophomore Casey Grice who finished tied for 8th in individual play.
Haley Hemm won the Flight 5 singles title at the Furman Fall Classic this weekend. She defeated Kelly Sullivan 4-6, 6-0, 6-1. Zoe De Bruycker finished third in Flight 1 to highlight the event.
Carolina Men competed in the UVA Ranked 4+1 Invitational in Charlottesville, Virginia this weekend. Jose Hernandez finished third in singles while Brennan Boyajian won his consolation semifinals match. Hernandez/Boyajian won the Blue Bracket doubles competition.