UNC Field Hockey

Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Field Hockey.

Jones' First Goal Lifts UNC Women's Soccer, Olympic Sports Notes

Rachel Jones had a big night Friday, making her first career start and scoring her first career goal to lead 's North Carolina squad to a 1-0 win at No. 2 Florida State. UNC freshman Erin Matson continues to impress for the undefeated field hockey team. Dougie Ergood, led the UNC men's golf team and finished fifth at the Louisville Cardinal Challenge. (

No. 1 UNC Field Hockey Shuts Out Appalachian State 6-0

The North Carolina field hockey team improved to 7-0 with a shutout win over Appalachian State Tuesday. Marissa Creatore and Erin Matson each scored twice in the 6-0 victory. The teams were scoreless 10 minutes into the game when thunder brought action to a halt. The delay lasted nearly two hours before the teams came back for a quick warm up and a restart of the game. (

Catherine Hayden Named ACC Field Hockey Offensive Player of the Week

North Carolina's Catherine Hayden has been named ACC Field Hockey Offensive Player of the Week, as announced on Tuesday by the ACC. Hayden, a junior from Greenwich, Conn., scored the game-winner in both Carolina victories last weekend. Hayden is the third Tar Heel to earn ACC weekly honors this fall, following awards for Erin Matson and Ashley Hoffman. (

Ryan Burnett Excels In UNC Golf Debut, Olympic Sports Notebook

Freshman Ryan Burnett took third place and the North Carolina men's golf team finished second at the Rod Myers Invitational on Sunday at Duke. Meanwhile, men's soccer opened Atlantic Coast Conference play with a win over Pitt, field hockey won two games, women's soccer dropped two games on the West Coast and volleyball took part in the Buffs Invitational in Colorado. (

No. 2 UNC Field Hockey Wraps Up Road Swing With Third Shutout Of The Year

With goals from five different players and another shutout on defense, the second-ranked North Carolina field hockey team earned a 6-0 win over California Saturday afternoon in a neutral-site game played at the University of Louisville's Trager Stadium. UNC improved to 6-0 with the victory, while Cal fell to 2-2 heading into a Sunday matchup with the host Cardinals. (

No. 2 UNC Field Hockey Earns First ACC Win, 3-1 at Louisville

The second-ranked North Carolina field hockey team scored three unanswered goals to earn a 3-1 win at No. 11 Louisville Friday in the ACC opener for both teams (Highlights). The Tar Heels are set to play again in Louisville on Saturday, facing California in a neutral-site game. "I'm pleased with the win in our first ACC contest," coach said. (

Ashley Hoffman Named ACC Field Hockey Defensive Player Of The Week

North Carolina senior Ashley Hoffman was named ACC Field Hockey Defensive Player of the Week on Tuesday. Hoffman, a senior from Mohnton, Pa., keyed UNC's defensive effort as the Tar Heels earned two shutout wins over the weekend. Playing in the Conference Crossover in Philadelphia, UNC beat No. 10 Princeton 1-0 on Friday and host Penn 8-0 on Sunday. (

Cathrine Hayden's Hat Trick Leads No. 2 UNC Field Hockey In Shutout At Penn

The second-ranked UNC field hockey team produced its highest scoring output of the season while earning its second-straight shutout Sunday in a 8-0 win at Penn. Playing at the Quakers' Ellen Vagelos Field in the second day of the inaugural Conference Crossover event, the Tar Heels were led by a hat trick from junior Catherine Hayden as they improved to 4-0 on the season. (

No. 2 UNC Field Hockey Drops No. 10 Princeton For Third Straight Victory Over Ranked Opponent

The second-ranked North Carolina field hockey team continued its early-season success on Friday in Philadelphia, pulling out a 1-0 shutout victory over the No. 10 Princeton Tigers to remain undefeated. The Tar Heels are scheduled to stay in Philadelphia for the weekend, as they take on unranked Penn in their next game, which is set for Sunday at 1:30 p.m. (

Erin Matson Named ACC Field Hockey Offensive Player of the Week

North Carolina's Erin Matson has been named ACC Field Hockey Offensive Player of the Week following the season's first weekend of action. The Tar Heels opened the season with a pair of wins at brand-new Carolina Field Hockey Stadium in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge. Matson had two goals and two assists to help No. 2 North Carolina to a pair of wins over the past weekend. (

Field Hockey Opens New Stadium, Olympic Sports Notes

The North Carolina field hockey team opened its new stadium Friday with a win over fifth-ranked Michigan, then beat Iowa in overtime Sunday. The women's soccer team hosted a pair of ranked opponents and emerged with a win over UCF and a tie against Texas. The men's soccer team allowed just one goal in a strong defensive weekend for Carlos Somoano's squad. (

Loren Shealy Announces Retirement from U.S. Women's National Field Hockey Team

Midfielder has announced her retirement from the U.S. Women's National Field Hockey Team. Shealy joined the USWNT in 2015 and appeared in 52 international caps for Team USA. She attended UNC where she helped lead the Tar Heels to the NCAA Finals twice. She also earned the prestigious Sports Illustrated College Athlete of the Year for the 2012-13 season. (Team USA)

No. 2 UNC Field Hockey Pulls Out OT Win Against No. 20 Iowa

Ashley Hoffman's walk-off penalty stroke gave the UNC field hockey team a 2-1 overtime win Sunday against No. 20 Iowa at brand new Carolina Field Hockey Stadium (Highlights). After sidestepping the season's – and facility's – first loss, second-ranked UNC is 2-0 at home following two ACC-Big Ten Challenge matchups before playing at home again on September 11. (

UNC Field Hockey Wins First Game in New Home

The North Carolina field hockey team inaugurated its new home on Saturday with a 5-1 win over No. 5 Michigan in ACC-Big Ten Challenge action. With weather to match the sparkling facility and a crowd of more than 900 that included many former players, the second-ranked Tar Heels got goals from four different players in the win. (

UNC field hockey has a new stadium to call home on South Campus

After a summer filled with training and two-a-day practices, the North Carolina field hockey team prepares to not only start its 2018 season, but begin an era in its new stadium. At the team’s annual Welcome Back Dinner on Aug. 8, the players toured their new facility for the first time. “I just think that it’s amazing,” senior defender Morgan Goetz said. (Daily Tar Heel)
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