It was a busy weekend for Carolina Athletics. The Football team grabbed a lot of the headlines but here are some of highlights of some of the other sports teams in action this weekend:
The Women's Volleyball team won two matches on Saturdayi in the Carolina Classic Tournament.. They defeated Georgia Southern and Arizona State without yielding a set in either match. Against Georgia Southern, Kayla Berringer led the Heels with 11 kills and the Heels won 25-18, 25-17, 25-23. North Carolina defeated the Sun Devils 25-15, 25-10, 25-20 in the second match. Tia Gaffen had 14 kills while Berringer had 13 for the match. Erica Behm and Emily McGee made the All Tournament team and the Tar Heels move to 6-2 on the season and finish second in the tournament. They will host the Tar Heel Classic starting on September 16.
The Top Ranked Men's Soccer team lost their first game of the season to Virginia Tech in Blacksburg on Saturday. They fell 1-0 with the game winning goal by James Shupp coming in the 103 minute of the game, in the second overtime. The Heels were the aggressors most of the game out shooting the Hokies 22-8 but could not find the back of the net. Enzo Martinez led the team with 5 shots on goal. It was the first regular season conference loss since October 17, 2009 for the team who will look to bounce back against James Madison on Tuesday.
On Sunday, the Women's soccer team lost their first game of the season to Texas A&M 4-3. The Aggies scored 3 goals in the final 20 minutes of regulation to defeat the number one ranked Tar Heels. Megan Brigman, Crystal Dunn and Taylor Ramirez all scored in the game. It was only the 9th time in history that North Carolina has lost a game in which they held a lead. They fall to 5-1 and will host N.C. State on Tuesday.
The Field Hockey team rolled against Lafayette 8-0 on Sunday. Samantha Travers had a hat trick leading the top ranked Tar Heels to victory. Carolina outshot Lafayette 28-4 on the game. They will face 2nd ranked Old Dominion on the road on Friday.
Elsewhere, the Women's Golf team are in third in the Cougar Classic with a 285, play resumes on Monday.