UNC Field Hockey
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Video: UNC Field Hockey 2018 National Champions!
The North Carolina field hockey team capped their perfect 23-0 undefeated season on Sunday, defeating Maryland 2-0 in the NCAA Tournament finals to win the program's 7th national championship and the 44th overall NCAA championship for North Carolina athletics.
Video: UNC Field Hockey Wins National Championship, Completes Undefeated Season
The North Carolina field hockey team capped off arguably their best season in school history, finishing the season as undefeated National Champions. Megan Duvernois opened the scoring in the first half with an assist from Meredith Sholder, and Freshman Erin Matson quickly added a second for her 20th Goal of the season.
No. 1 UNC Field Hockey Wins National Championship with 2-0 Win Over Maryland
The No. 1 North Carolina field hockey team completed a perfect season (23-0, 6-0 ACC) on Sunday afternoon in Louisville, Ky., with a 2-0 shutout over No. 2 Maryland in the 2018 National Championship. With goals from junior forward Megan DuVernois and freshman forward Erin Matson, the Tar Heels captured their first national title since 2009 and seventh in program history. (Daily Tar Heel
Senior Spotlight: Eva van't Hoog
One thing was apparent to Eva van't Hoog when she visited North Carolina for the first time: the Carolina Family. "They were so nice to me," she says. "Not like the others were mean to me, but they were so welcoming, and the coaching staff as well." Van't Hoog came to Carolina from the Netherlands, were she played for the Dutch Under-16 National Team. (GoHeels.com
UNC Field Hockey: Focused Tar Heels Ready For One More Game
Everyone has a role on this team: For some it's scoring, for some it's defending, for some it's cheering and supporting, or carrying the water bottles and coats. Each has done that role well enough this season that UNC is undefeated at 22-0 and playing for the program's seventh national title, the first since 2009. All fall the team has focused on mindfulness. (GoHeels.com
Senior Spotlight: Ashley Hoffman
Two-time ACC Field Hockey Defensive Player of the Year Ashley Hoffman
anchors a defense that is has given up just 16 goals in 22 games this year, best in the nation. Some teams have struggled to even get shots off. In consecutive days in September, UNC allowed a total of four shots in games against Ball State and Syracuse. Hoffman believes UNC's defense is the key to a national title. (GoHeels.com
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. (NCAA.com
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. (GoHeels.com
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. (GoHeels.com
UNC Field Hockey Moving on to the Final Four
North Carolina field hockey coach Karen Shelton
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." (GoHeels.com