The No. 2 North Carolina field hockey team had been on an absolute tear offensively, scoring four or more goals in each of its five games since the Oct. 5 loss to Maryland.
But the Tar Heels saw that scoring streak end Saturday in a 2-1 victory against No. 4 Connecticut, then had their six-game winning streak snapped Sunday in a 3-2 overtime loss to No. 10 Old Dominion.
The loss to ODU was just UNC’s third of the season, all of which have come in overtime games.
Coach Karen Shelton said the team’s overtime struggles can be attributed to not capitalizing on opportunities.
“Obviously we need to work on our overtime,” she said. “Whether it’s personnel, formation, execution — I don’t think we truly have been outplayed in any of the overtimes, we’re just not finishing.”