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UNC Stomps Virginia, Stays on Top of ACC

Tar Heel setter Eve Rackham tallied 52 assists and 9 kills to lead UNC and stay perfect in the conference.

Five Tar Heels tallied double-digit digs, and setter Eve Rackham totaled 52 assists and 9 kills to narrowly miss a triple double. Krista Buchholz had 13 kills for the Tar Heels, as well.

As a team, North Carolina outhit Virginia .215 to .109.

The Tar Heels return to action Sunday when they travel to College Park, Md., to face the Terrapins at 5 p.m.

Field Hockey to Play 3 Games

While everyone else on campus is visiting friends and family during Fall Break, the North Carolina field hockey team will play three home games.

The Tar Heels (10-3, 2-1 in the ACC) host Old Dominion today at 1 p.m. in a rematch of last season's national championship, which the Monarchs won 3-1.

The game was originally scheduled for Sept. 15 but was postponed after the terrorists attacks four days earlier.

On Saturday, UNC hosts Maryland, while the Tar Heels play at Duke on Sunday. Both games are at 1 p.m.

Although her team will play two of its biggest rivals -- Maryland and Old Dominion -- at home during Fall Break, UNC coach Karen Shelton said she isn't worried about playing before a sparse Henry Stadium crowd.

"I hope that we'll have a decent crowd," said UNC coach Karen Shelton. "Field hockey's not a sport where you play for fans, anyway."

Swimming Dives into New Season

The North Carolina men's and women's swimming and diving teams begin their 2001-02 seasons today with a dual meet against Georgia at Koury Natatorium. The meet starts at 2 p.m.

The Tar Heel men return 26 letterwinners from a year ago, including seniors Kevin Erndl, Kert Johnson and Chris Helin.

Seniors Katie Hathaway, Stefanie Rulis and Molly Sullivan will lead the 24 women returning from a 2001 squad that finished ninth at nationals.

The North Carolina men finished 6-2 overall last season and 4-1 in ACC meets. The UNC women were 8-1 and 5-0 in the conference.

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