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North Carolina, Maryland to meet in Division I field hockey championship game

The Division I field hockey season has just one game left: North Carolina vs. Maryland for the national title. The two teams will play Sunday at 1 p.m. Sunday's game will be the sixth championship game matchup between UNC and Maryland. The Terps hold a 4-2 record, and have won the last two meetings. Both teams took pretty different paths in the semifinals to reach this point. (

Undefeated UNC Field Hockey Advances To NCAA Championship Game

The top-ranked North Carolina field hockey team started fast and never looked back on the way to a 4-1 win over No. 12 Wake Forest Friday afternoon in an NCAA semifinal matchup at Louisville's Trager Stadium (Highlights). It will be UNC's 18th appearance in the NCAA title game, and the Tar Heels are looking for their seventh championship. They last won in 2009. (

Senior Spotlight: Leila Evans

Though her family had come to Chapel Hill to watch a football game, Leila Evans ventured over to Henry Stadium to watch the field hockey team. She instantly fell in love with the sport. "I played field hockey but wasn't super into it in middle school," she says. "Went to a few games, and then started playing competitively." Because her mom attended UNC, Evans grew up a Carolina fan. (

UNC Field Hockey Moving on to the Final Four

North Carolina field hockey coach has said over the years how the hardest game to win is the one that gets you to the final four. She reiterated that again Sunday. Still, in perhaps the stiffest test this team has faced all season, UNC edged Michigan 5-2, sending it to the national semifinals for the 10th straight year. "It could have easily gone the other way." (

No. 1 UNC Field Hockey Headed to Final Four for 10th Year in a Row

North Carolina is headed to the NCAA field hockey final four for the 10th year in a row and the 23rd time in program history following a 5-2 win over No. 8 Michigan Sunday at Stadium (Highlights). Ashley Hoffman scored twice and assisted on another goal as the top-ranked Tar Heels improved to 21-0 and earned another game in what has been a stellar season. (

No. 1 UNC field hockey breezes past William & Mary, 4-0, in first round of NCAAs

The No. 1 North Carolina field hockey team easily disposed of William & Mary on Friday afternoon at Stadium, defeating the Tribe, 4-0. Senior back Ashley Hoffman led the way with two goals. The win pushes Carolina one step closer to a 10th consecutive Final Four. The Tar Heels are hoping to win their first National Championship since 2009. (Daily Tar Heel)

A Special Season For No. 1 UNC Field Hockey

For every milestone UNC Field Hockey achieved this season, during which it has outscored opponents 88-13, coach has kept her players from becoming overconfident. She's stressed how they still have room to grow. Potential, she says, doesn't mean anything. As much as Shelton preaches that, she knows it's not in this team's makeup to become satisfied. (

Tar Heels Earn Top Overall Seed for NCAA Field Hockey Tournament

Not long after capturing its 21st ACC Tournament championship on Sunday, the No. 1 North Carolina field hockey team learned it would be the top overall seed in this year’s NCAA Tournament. Having posted a 19-0 record to this point–while winning games in dominant fashion–it should have come as no surprise to head coach and her players. (

Undefeated No. 1 UNC Field Hockey Claims 21st ACC Crown

North Carolina claimed the 21st ACC Championship in field hockey program history Sunday with a dominating performance on its home turf, beating Wake Forest 7-2 at Stadium (Highlights). The top-ranked and top-seeded Tar Heels improved to 19-0 and earned the ACC's automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament field, which will be announced Sunday night. (

No. 1 UNC Field Hockey Earns Finals Spot WIth 5-1 Win Over Virginia

North Carolina will play for the 2018 ACC field hockey championship on Sunday after beating Virginia 5-1 Friday in a semifinals game at Stadium (Highlights). Marissa Creatore scored just over four minutes into the match and the top-seeded Tar Heels rolled from there, building up a five-goal lead before the fifth-seeded Cavaliers scored late in the game. (

Tar Heels Celebrate Heeloween At Children's Hospital

Halloween became Heeloween Wednesday as UNC student-athletes hosted their annual holiday party for patients at UNC Children's Hospital. Approximately 40 costumed Tar Heels participated, including members of the cross country, field hockey, men's golf, women's golf, gymnastics, men's lacrosse, women's lacrosse, rowing, softball and track and field teams. (

Tar Heels Sweep ACC Season Field Hockey Honors

North Carolina swept the ACC field hockey awards for the 2018 season, with Ashley Hoffman named ACC Defensive Player of the Year for the second straight year; Erin Matson named ACC Offensive Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year; and named ACC Coach of the Year. Hoffman and Matson were joined on the All-ACC first team by Eva van't Hoog. (
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