North Carolina

FH: Tar Heels Earn Final Four Spot

Posted November 11, 2012

North Carolina Logo

— The North Carolina field hockey team earned its fourth final four ticket in as many years on Sunday, beating No. 8 Old Dominion 3-1 at Francis E. Henry Stadium to advance to the NCAA semifinals in Norfolk, Va. UNC (22-1) will face Syracuse at 2 p.m. on Friday with the winner moving on to next Sunday’s NCAA championship game.

“I’m absolutely thrilled for this group of seniors to advance to the final four,” UNC coach Karen Shelton said. “It’s never easy to beat Old Dominion.”

This will be UNC’s 17th appearance in the NCAA semifinals, and the fifth time the Tar Heels have reached the final four in the past six years. Carolina’s seniors were part of an NCAA title in 2009 and have been national runners-up the past two seasons.

“It’s really special that we were able to come in as freshmen and make it to the final four every single year,” senior Kelsey Kolojejchick said. “Not many people can say that, so I’m really proud of our group – this team, not just the seniors. Especially winning against Old Dominion – they’re a really tough team. To end on a good note in your last game at Henry … it couldn’t have been better for us.”

On Sunday, Carolina went up early and held the lead throughout. In the sixth minute of play, sophomore Charlotte Craddock sent a pass to freshman Emily Wold, who then returned it so Craddock could deflect the ball past ODU keeper Marla Petriello from the right side of the cage. The goal was Craddock’s team-high 22nd of the season and would prove to be her fifth gamewinner.

Just before halftime, the Tar Heels went up 2-0 on a goal by senior Caitlin Van Sickle, the team captain and 2012 ACC Defensive Player of the Year. After a UNC shot was blocked, Van Sickle gathered the rebound and sent it over Petriello and into the cage for a two-goal lead.

“I thought the second goal was a backbreaker in terms of momentum,” Shelton said. “In the second half we were able to dominate the game. And I’m particularly proud of our leadership, [Caitlin Van Sickle] getting that second goal, but also the leadership throughout the course of the game.”

Although they scored only one second-half goal, the Tar Heels generated plenty of offense after halftime, with 17 of their 24 shots and 11 of their 12 corners coming after the break.


UNC’s third goal came on a penalty stroke, the third the Tar Heels have been awarded this season. Junior Marta Malmberg sent her shot into the top left corner of the cage in the 46th minute to give Carolina a 3-0 advantage.

Old Dominion’s goal came in the 52nd minute of play. Senior Maartje van Rijswijk sent a pass across the cage from the left side, and senior Kimberly Oakes deflected it in from the right post to get the Lady Monarchs on the board.

Petriello, a senior, made 10 saves for ODU while allowing three goals. She also got help from senior defender Julie Hodge, who made three defensive saves.

The game was the final one for Old Dominion coach Beth Anders, who is retiring after 30 seasons with the program. She has the most wins – 560 – in NCAA Division I field hockey history.

“I want to congratulation Old Dominion and Beth Anders for the stellar career she’s had,” said Shelton, who has competed against Anders for her entire coaching career. “She’s going to leave a hole in field hockey at the intercollegiate level. She’s had a wonderful career and a special rivalry with the University of North Carolina.”

• Kolojejchick, Van Sickle and Jaclyn Gaudioso Radvany appeared in their 95th game as Tar Heels, setting a program record for career games played. Van Sickle has started all 95 games and now holds the record for career starts.

• Syracuse, Carolina opponent in the NCAA semifinal game on Friday, is the only team to have beaten UNC this season. The Orange won 1-0 in overtime in Syracuse on Sept. 1. Maryland meets Princeton in the other NCAA semifinal.

No. 1 UNC 3, No. 8 Old Dominion 1
Scoring: UNC – Charlotte Craddock (Emily Wold), 5:16; UNC – Caitlin Van Sickle, 34:37; UNC – Marta Malmberg (penalty stroke), 45:56; ODU – Kimberly Oakes (Maartje van Rijswijk), 51:48
Shots: UNC 24 (7/17), ODU 4 (3/1)
Penalty corners: UNC 12 (1/11), ODU 3 (3/0)
Goalkeeper saves: UNC 0 (Sassi Ammer, 70:00, 1 goal allowed); ODU 10 (Marla Petriello, 70:00, 3 goals allowed, 10 saves)
Defensive saves: UNC 0, ODU 3 (Julie Hodge 3)
Records: UNC 22-1, ODU 15-6



Comments

Please with your WRAL.com account to comment on this story. You also will need a Facebook account to comment.

Oldest First
View all
  • NHL Playoffs: Teams TBD

    Saturday at 12:30 pm on WRAL-TV

  • Kentucky Derby

    Saturday at 4:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NHL Playoffs: Teams TBD

    Saturday at 7:15 pm on WRAL-TV

  • MLB: LA Dodgers vs. Toronto

    Saturday at 1:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • Kentucky Derby

    Saturday at 5:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • NASL: RailHawks vs. Ft. Lauderdale

    Saturday at 7:30 pm on 1550 The Ticket

NBA Scoreboard
Miami 5:00 PT6:00 MT7:00 CT8:00 ET0:00 GMT8:00 5:00 MST7:00 EST4:00 UAE (+1)02:0020:00 ET7:00 CT23:00
Preview
Toronto 
 
Portland 7:30 PT8:30 MT9:30 CT10:30 ET2:30 GMT10:30 7:30 MST9:30 EST6:30 UAE (+1)04:3022:30 ET9:30 CT1:30
Preview
Golden State 
 
NHL Scoreboard
Tampa Bay 4:00 PT5:00 MT6:00 CT7:00 ET23:00 GMT7:00 北京时间4:00 MST6:00 EST3:00 UAE (+1)19:00 ET8:00 BRT
Preview
NY Islanders 
 
San Jose 6:00 PT7:00 MT8:00 CT9:00 ET1:00 GMT9:00 北京时间6:00 MST8:00 EST5:00 UAE (+1)21:00 ET10:00 BRT
Preview
Nashville 
 
Dallas 6:30 PT7:30 MT8:30 CT9:30 ET1:30 GMT9:30 北京时间6:30 MST8:30 EST5:30 UAE (+1)21:30 ET10:30 BRT
Preview
St. Louis 
 
MLB Scoreboard
Interleague
LA Dodgers04:10 PT5:10 MT6:10 CT7:10 ET19:10 ET23:10 GMT7:10 4:10 MST6:10 EST6:40 VEN3:10 UAE (+1)6:10 CT
Preview
Tampa Bay0
 
LA Angels05:10 PT6:10 MT7:10 CT8:10 ET20:10 ET0:10 GMT8:10 5:10 MST7:10 EST7:40 VEN4:10 UAE (+1)7:10 CT
Preview
Milwaukee0
 
Washington05:15 PT6:15 MT7:15 CT8:15 ET20:15 ET0:15 GMT8:15 5:15 MST7:15 EST7:45 VEN4:15 UAE (+1)7:15 CT
Preview
Kansas City0
American League
Detroit03:10 PT4:10 MT5:10 CT6:10 ET18:10 ET22:10 GMT6:10 3:10 MST5:10 EST5:40 VEN2:10 UAE (+1)5:10 CT
Preview
Cleveland0
 
NY Yankees04:05 PT5:05 MT6:05 CT7:05 ET19:05 ET23:05 GMT7:05 4:05 MST6:05 EST6:35 VEN3:05 UAE (+1)6:05 CT
Preview
Baltimore0
 
Texas04:07 PT5:07 MT6:07 CT7:07 ET19:07 ET23:07 GMT7:07 4:07 MST6:07 EST6:37 VEN3:07 UAE (+1)6:07 CT
Preview
Toronto0
 
Boston05:10 PT6:10 MT7:10 CT8:10 ET20:10 ET0:10 GMT8:10 5:10 MST7:10 EST7:40 VEN4:10 UAE (+1)7:10 CT
Preview
Chi White Sox0
 
Minnesota05:10 PT6:10 MT7:10 CT8:10 ET20:10 ET0:10 GMT8:10 5:10 MST7:10 EST7:40 VEN4:10 UAE (+1)7:10 CT
Preview
Houston0
 
Seattle07:05 PT8:05 MT9:05 CT10:05 ET22:05 ET2:05 GMT10:05 7:05 MST9:05 EST9:35 VEN6:05 UAE (+1)9:05 CT
Preview
Oakland0
National League
Chi Cubs04:05 PT5:05 MT6:05 CT7:05 ET19:05 ET23:05 GMT7:05 4:05 MST6:05 EST6:35 VEN3:05 UAE (+1)6:05 CT
Preview
Pittsburgh0
 
San Francisco04:10 PT5:10 MT6:10 CT7:10 ET19:10 ET23:10 GMT7:10 4:10 MST6:10 EST6:40 VEN3:10 UAE (+1)6:10 CT
Preview
Cincinnati0
 
Atlanta04:10 PT5:10 MT6:10 CT7:10 ET19:10 ET23:10 GMT7:10 4:10 MST6:10 EST6:40 VEN3:10 UAE (+1)6:10 CT
Preview
NY Mets0
 
Arizona 4:10 PT5:10 MT6:10 CT7:10 ET19:10 ET23:10 GMT7:10 4:10 MST6:10 EST6:40 VEN3:10 UAE (+1)6:10 CT
Preview
Miami 
 
Philadelphia05:15 PT6:15 MT7:15 CT8:15 ET20:15 ET0:15 GMT8:15 5:15 MST7:15 EST7:45 VEN4:15 UAE (+1)7:15 CT
Preview
St. Louis0
 
Colorado 7:10 PT8:10 MT9:10 CT10:10 ET22:10 ET2:10 GMT10:10 7:10 MST9:10 EST9:40 VEN6:10 UAE (+1)9:10 CT
Preview
San Diego 
 
Zurich Classic (PGA)
PosNameScoreThru
1B. Stuard - z-15F
2tB. An - y-15F
2tJ. Lovemark - y-15F
4B. Wyatt-14F
5tC. Kirk-13F
5tJ. Day-13F
5tJ. Vegas-13F
8tB. Molder-11F
8tP. Kizzire-11F
8tH. Varner III-11F
View Full Leaderboard
z = Won in Playoff   y = Lost in Playoff
 
Texas LPGA (LPGA)
PosNameScoreThru
1J. Shin-14F
2tM. Hur-12F
2tG. Piller-12F
2tA. Yang-12F
5S. Feng-10F
6A. Jutanugarn-8F
7tN. Choi-7F
7tE. Ji-7F
7tS. Kim-7F
10tK. Icher-6F
View Full Leaderboard
 
ATP Scoreboard
Tuesday, May 3
(ATP/WTA)
First Round
(13) G. Monfils6 6    
K. Anderson4 1    
(15) R. Bautista A6 7    
S. Giraldo3 5    
G. Pella67 4    
N. Kyrgios79 6    
J. Sock2 6 77   
B. Paire6 2 65   
D. Kudla67 77 77   
I. Karlovic79 65 64   
P. Cuevas6 3 77   
P. Kohlschrei3 6 65   
F. Fognini6 6    
B. Tomic2 4    
(14) D. Thiem65 3    
J. del Potro77 6    
A. Ramos-Vino6 6    
J. Chardy3 4    
P. Carreno Bu77 6    
G. Dimitrov63 3    
N. Almagro2 2    
B. Coric6 6    
Second Round
(5) R. Nadal6 6    
A. Kuznetsov3 3    
(11) M. Raonic6 63 6   
A. Dolgopolov4 77 2   
(2) A. Murray77 3 6   
R. Stepanek63 6 1   
(10) R. Gasquet6 3 6   
F. Verdasco4 6 1   
 
WTA Scoreboard
Tuesday, May 3
(ATP/WTA)
Second Round
(6) S. Halep6 6    
K. Knapp1 1    
(10) T. Bacsinszky6 5 6   
E. Makarova4 7 4   
(8) C. Suarez Nav6 6    
S. Lisicki3 2    
(11) L. Safarova     
S. Stosur     
D. Cibulkova0 6 6   
C. Garcia6 3 4   
A. Pavlyuchen     
C. Giorgi     
L. Siegemund6 3 6   
M. Lucic-Baro2 6 3   
S. Cirstea6 5    
D. Kovinic3 5