ITHACA, N.Y. - One day after its first loss of the season, the North Carolina field hockey team got back in the win column Sunday with a 6-1 victory at Cornell. Sophomore Loren Shealy came off the bench to score twice, and the Tar Heels also got goals from Emma Bozek, Jaclyn Gaudioso Radvany, Kelsey Kolojejchick and Sinead Loughran while limiting Cornell to just five shots.
"Everyone had a chance to play and contribute today," UNC coach Karen Shelton said. "This was an important win for us - it was important that we rebound after the loss yesterday."
On Saturday, the second-ranked Tar Heels fell 1-0 in overtime at No. 7 Syracuse, suffering their first shutout since the 2009 season. Sunday at Cornell, it took UNC just 30 seconds to get on the board, on a goal by Gaudioso Radvany, a senior and the team's leading scorer. She went one-on-one with goalkeeper Carolyn Horner and scored off the rebound after her first shot was saved.
In the fifth minute of play, Loughran put in her first goal of the season, shooting off a rebound following another of Horner's 15 saves on the day. Shealy's first goal came next, on a pass from Bozek in the 11th minute. Bozek then scored a goal of her own, getting her stick on a hard shot from Kolojejchick.
Cornell's one goal came in the 29th minute, when Brittany Thompson tipped in a ball from Hannah Balleza to make the score 4-1.
Carolina added two more goals in the second half. In the 42nd minute, Shealy scored with a ball that rebounded to her off a defender's stick. And in the 68th minute on a penalty corner, Kolojejchick deflected in a ball by Marta Malmberg to put the final score at 6-1.
UNC finished with 30 shots to Cornell's five, and had eight penalty corners while the Big Red drew two.
"We learned some things yesterday and we're working on applying them," Shelton said. "We saw some glimmers of that today, but we still have a long way to go. We'll keep working hard in practice this week and we'll continue to improve."
Next up for UNC is a weekend in Delaware. The Tar Heels play the University of Delaware on Friday at 4 p.m., then stay in Newark to face Villanova there on Sunday at noon.
No. 2 UNC 6, Cornell 1
Scoring: UNC - Jaclyn Gaudioso Radvany, 0:30; UNC - Sinead Loughran, 4:53; UNC - Loren Shealy (Emma Bozek), 10:23; UNC - Bozek (Kelsey Kolojejchick), 21:44; CU - Brittany Thompson (Hannah Balleza), 28:08; UNC - Shealy, 41:51; UNC - Kolojejchick (Marta Malmberg), 67:49
Shots: UNC 30 (18/12); CU 5 (1/4)
Penalty corners: UNC 8 (3/5); CU 2 (0/2)
Saves: UNC 4 (Sassi Ammer, 70:00, 4 saves, 1 goal allowed); CU 15 (Carolyn Horner, 70:00, 15 saves, 6 goals allowed)
Records: UNC 3-1, CU 0-2
UNC starters: Sassi Ammer, Emma Bozek, Samantha Travers, Meghan Drake, Emily Wold, Kelsey Kolojejchick, Caitlin Van Sickle, Marta Malmberg, Abby Frey, Sinead Loughran, Jaclyn Gaudioso Radvany
UNC subs: Loren Shealy, Rachel Magerman, Katie Ardrey, Katie Plyler, Emily Kole, Casey Di Nardo, Melanie Dawson, Kate Nealon, Katie Price