Radvany, Kolojejchick Each Score Twice To Lead Top-Ranked North Carolina Field Hockey Over Delaware, 6-0
September 9, 2011
Photos Courtesy of Mark Campbell
NEWARK, Del. -- North Carolina forward Jaclyn Gaudioso Radvany scored twice in the opening 17 minutes and the Tar Heels tacked on four more goals as the top-ranked UNC field hockey team recorded a 6-0 shutout over the University of Delaware Friday afternoon at sunny Rullo Stadium.
The Tar Heels, who improved to 4-0 on the season, won for the third time in four all-time meetings with the Blue Hens. Delaware dropped to 3-2 on the year, with both losses coming to nationally-ranked ACC programs Duke and North Carolina.
The Tar Heels wasted little time in taking control, as Radvany tipped in a shot from Marta Malmberg past Blue Hen goalkeeper Noelle Diana and into the top right corner of the cage just 5:19 into the contest to put UNC in front for good.
Less than 12 minutes later Radvany struck again, finishing a 2 on 1 break by taking a feed from Samantha Travers and beating Diana to the lower right side of the cage to make it a 2-0 game.
At the 22:39 mark the Tar Heels added a third goal when Kelsey Kolojejchick deflected a shot from Caitlin Van Sickle into the cage, and less than five minutes later Malmberg collected a pass from Abby Frey in front of the goal and fired a shot into the bottom left corner of the cage to give North Carolina a four-goal lead at the break.
Kolojejchick notched her second goal of the contest and her team-leading sixth of the season 11:47 into the second period with a blast into the right side of the cage from 12 yards out. The Tar Heels’ Katie Plyler capped the scoring with 13:44 remaining when she dribbled in from the left endline and jammed a shot past Diana for her first goal of the year.
The Tar Heels enjoyed a commanding 34-1 shot advantage, with the Blue Hens’ lone shot coming from sophomore Kasey Prettyman (at right) with 7:49 remaining. North Carolina also recorded 10 penalty corners in the contest while holding Delaware to just one.
Diana made a season-high 15 saves in the Delaware cage, the second highest total of her career. The Blue Hens also received a defensive save from sophomore Rebecca Pepper (at left), who stopped a shot from the Tar Heels’ Sinead Loughran with less than five minutes remaining.
UNC starting goalkeeper Caitlin Powers did not see a shot during the first half, while Sassi Ammer made one save during the second period.
The Blue Hens, who dropped to 0-6 all-time against top-ranked opponents, continue their six-game homestand next Friday, September 16 when Delaware welcomes Temple to Rullo Stadium for a 7 p.m. start.
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