With the No. 3 North Carolina field hockey team struggling to defeat No. 10 Virginia in overtime, the team turned to fifth-year senior Emma Bozek to make a play.
But three minutes into the extra period, Bozek lured Virginia goalkeeper Carrera Lucas out of the box to score and give the Tar Heels (11-2, 3-1 ACC) a 3-2 win on Friday over the Cavaliers (8-5, 2-2 ACC).
“I kept telling myself, ‘Don’t miss,’” Bozek said. “I knew I had a one-on-one with the defender, and I could feel her presence, and I knew that as soon as I received the pass that I could beat her.
"And when you are faced with an aggressive goalie like Virginia’s, you have to remember that you are more mobile than they are.”
The game winner served as another memorable highlight in Bozek’s final season at North Carolina, after she was forced to sit out the entire 2015-16 season.