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Tar Heels Celebrate Senior Day With Win Over Davidson
Release: 10/20/2013
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The North Carolina field hockey team celebrated Senior Day Sunday with a 10-0 victory over visiting Davidson at Francis E. Henry Stadium. The third-ranked Tar Heels, who scored five goals in each half, improved to 12-2 with their second win of the weekend. The Wildcats fell to 5-10.

Prior to the start of the game, the program honored seniors Meghan Drake, Sinead Lougran, Rachel Magerman and Marta Malmberg, and graduate student Janne Grove. All five were in the starting lineup for the game.

"I'm very pleased with today's result," UNC coach Karen Shelton said. "It was a great team effort on a beautiful sunny day here in Chapel Hill, Senior Day, and what an appropriate way to honor our seniors. We had a lot of goals scored, and it was a result of great teamwork. I feel good coming out of the weekend, with two great results and great team energy."

Sophomore Casey Di Nardo followed up a two-goal performance in Saturday's 5-2 win against Boston College with three more goals on Sunday. Her five goals over the weekend equaled her total for the season's first 12 games and she now has a team-high 10 for the year.

Loughran finished with two goals and two assists. Sophomore Nina Notman had two goals and an assist. Sophomore Emily Wold had two assists and now has an Atlantic Coast Conference-best 16 this fall.

Di Nardo said the whole team wanted to have a great game for the seniors. "We tried to make it special for them," she said. "I thought Marta played an amazing game and Sinead had some great goals. And our seniors in the backfield had a shutout so that was just great all around. We were so excited for how they all played."

Junior Charlotte Craddock opened the scoring with a goal on UNC's first penalty corner of the day, in the sixth minute of play. Lougran and Grove assisted. Six minutes later, Notman scored her first goal, assisted by junior Loren Shealy, to put Carolina up 2-0.

In the 18th minute, junior Samantha Travers made it 3-0, scoring on a penalty corner assisted by Wold. Next came Loughran's first goal of the day. On a fast break, she took a pass from freshman Kristy Bernatchez and finished the run with a shot to the right side of the cage.

Just 52 seconds before halftime, Malmberg scored on a pass from Notman to make it 5-0 at the break.

Loughran scored her second goal less than a minute into the second half, deflecting in a ball sent into the circle by Craddock. In the 54th minute, Notman scored from the top of the circle on a pass from Wold.

Di Nardo had the final three goals, all within a two-minute span. Her first, in the 54th minute, was assisted by Malmberg on a pass from the right side. The second, in the 55th minute, came when she tipped in a ball by Loughran into the left side of the cage. The final goal came in the 56th minute, on a pass from freshman Lauren Moyer.

"I loved the way our team honored the seniors by playing hard and smart and together," Shelton said.

Next up for the Tar Heels is a rare mid-week game, against Longwood on Wednesday. The game at Henry Stadium is set for 6 p.m.

No. 3 North Carolina 10, Davidson 0

Scoring: UNC - Charlotte Craddock (Sinead Lougran, Janne Grove), 5:35; UNC - Nina Notman (Loren Shealy), 11:38; UNC - Samantha Travers (Emily Wold), 18:02; UNC ­- Sinead Lougran (Kristy Bernatchez), 26:55; UNC - Marta Malmberg (Nina Notman), 34:08; UNC - Sinead Loughran (Charlotte Craddock), 35:58; UNC - Nina Notman (Emily Wold), 53:06; UNC - Casey Di Nardo (Marta Malmberg), 53:49; UNC - Casey Di Nardo (Sinead Loughran), 54:42; UNC - Casey Di Nardo (Lauren Moyer), 55:35

Shots: UNC 23 (16/7), DC 5 (1/4)

Penalty corners: UNC 6 (5/1), DC 1 (0/1)

Goalkeeper saves: UNC 5 (Shannon Johnson, 35:00, 0 goals allowed, 1 save; Sassi Ammer, 18:06, 0 goals allowed, 4 saves; Rosie Wood, 16:54, 0 goals allowed, 0 saves); DC 7 (Carolyn Macek, 35:00, 5 goals allowed, 6 saves; Emily Leytham, 35:00, 5 goals allowed, 1 save)

Defensive saves: UNC 0, DC 1 (Danielle King)

Records: UNC 12-2, DC 5-10

UNC starters: Shannon Johnson, Kristy Bernatchez, Samantha Travers, Charlotte Craddock, Meghan Drake, Rachel Magerman, Sinead Loughran, Julia Young, Casey Di Nardo, Marta Malmberg, Janne Grove

UNC substitutes: Sassi Ammer, Loren Shealy, Emily Wold, Nina Notman, Emma Bozek, Caroline Plyler, Rachel Black, Lauren Moyer, Abby Frey, Rosie Wood

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