CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Oct. 17, 2010 - North Carolina took a 1-0 lead eight minutes into the game and tacked on three more goals in the second half on its way to defeating James Madison 4-0 at Henry Stadium in Chapel Hill, N.C. on Sunday.
UNC, which is ranked No. 1 in the Kookaburra/NFHCA Division I Coaches poll, remained unbeaten, improving to 16-0 overall and 9-0 at home. The loss dropped JMU to 8-8.
Four different players scored goals for the Tar Heels, including the ninth of the year for Jaclyn Radvany. Elizabeth Drazdowski, Meghan Dawson and Taryn Gjurich each added their fourth goal of the season. Three other players chipped in with assists for UNC.
Jackie Kintzer made three saves on her way to recording her seventh shutout of the season and improving to 16-0.
Freshman goalkeeper Stephanie Tarafas (Suffolk, Va./Nanesmond River) drew her second career start in goal for the Dukes. She made eight saves and allowed four goals to drop to 0-2 this season. Sophomore Sam Smiertka (Townsend, Del./St. Thomas More) picked up a defensive save for Madison, her third of the season.
UNC outshot JMU 17-3 and held a 9-1 advantage in penalty corners.
Drazdowski struck first for North Carolina, deflecting a shot Caitlin Van Sickle shot on a penalty corner in the back of the net. Another penalty corner resulted in a second UNC goal. Katie Ardrey inserted the ball to Teryn Brill who set the ball up for a Dawson blast that beat Tarafas.
13 minutes later Gjurich knocked home a rebound to make it 3-0 before Radvany capped the scoring with a shot from the middle of the scoring circle.
The Dukes return to the field next weekend as they hit the road for a pair of crucial Colonial Athletic Association games. On Friday, the Dukes will be in Williamsburg, Va. for a game with William and Mary before closing out the road portion of their schedule on Sunday against No. 19 Old Dominion.
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