NEWTON, Mass. - Six different players scored as the second-ranked North Carolina field hockey team picked up a 6-0 neutral-site win over Dartmouth on a chilly Sunday afternoon at Newton Campus Field. Playing at Boston College's facility, where the Tar Heels beat the Eagles 4-0 on Saturday, UNC earned its second shutout of the weekend and sixth of the season to improve to 14-1 overall. Dartmouth fell to 6-5.
"I'm really proud of the team for having earned two shutouts on the road this weekend," UNC coach Karen Shelton said. "Our defense is improving, especially our corner defense. Everyone got to play today and that was great to get some experience for the bench."
Sophomore Charlotte Craddock got UNC on the board in the 13th minute on the team's first penalty corner of the day. Senior Kelsey Kolojejchick stopped the ball and passed to Craddock, who dribbled then shot to put UNC up 1-0.
In the 23rd minute, it was sophomore Loren Shealy scoring for the Tar Heels. Senior Jaclyn Gaudioso Radvany passed to Craddock, who shot from the left side. Shealy deflected the ball in from the right side to put UNC up 2-0 with her ninth goal of the year.
In the 30th minute, freshman Casey Di Nardo deflected in a ball from classmate Emma Bozek for her second goal of the year and a 3-0 lead for UNC. Just over a minute later, on UNC's third corner of the half, junior Marta Malmberg's initial shot was saved and freshman Emily Wold put back the rebound to make the score 4-0 at the break.
Less than four minutes into the second half, Kolojejchick sent a shot in from the left side. Dartmouth goalkeeper Ellen Meyer played the ball but couldn't keep it out of the cage and the Tar Heels went up 5-0.
The final goal of the day was on a penalty corner in the 43rd minute. Sophomore Samantha Travers scored, assisted by seniors Katie Ardrey and Katie Plyler.
Next up for the Tar Heels is an Atlantic Coast Conference home game against Virginia on Saturday. UNC and UVa meet at 1 p.m. at Francis E. Henry Stadium for a matchup that will be broadcast on ESPN3. The game marks Carolina Kids Club Day at field hockey and also will serve as a five-year reunion for the 2007 NCAA Championship team. Fans are encouraged to wear pink for Turn It Pink Day in partnership with UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.
No. 2 UNC 6, Dartmouth 0
Scoring: UNC - Charlotte Craddock (Kelsey Kolojejchick), 12:10; UNC - Loren Shealy (Craddock), 22:42; UNC - Casey Di Nardo (Emma Bozek), 29:16; UNC - Emily Wold, 30:25; UNC - Kolojejchick, 38:32; UNC - Samantha Travers (Katie Ardrey, Katie Plyler), 42:48
Shots: UNC 29 (18/11), DU 7 (2/5)
Penalty corners: UNC 7 (3/4), DU 7 (1/6)
Saves: UNC 3 (Sassi Ammer, 70:00, 0 goals allowed, 3 saves); DU 11 (Ellen Meyer, 51:04, 6 goals allowed, 6 saves; Jenna Stearns, 18:56, 0 goals allowed, 5 saves)
Records: UNC 14-1, DU 6-5