The No. 5 North Carolina field hockey team won its second straight game, defeating Old Dominion 2-0 in Norfolk, Virginia Saturday.
The first half was scoreless, but North Carolina (14-4, 4-3 ACC) was the primary aggressor. The Tar Heels won the shot advantage 6-1 and had two corner opportunities, while the Monarchs (7-10) had none.
North Carolina put some points on the board after half-time adjustments. The team pushed the forwards up to gain more space to pass and move the ball.
Redshirt first-year Marissa Creatore scored in the 44th minute off of an assist from fifth-year senior Emma Bozek. Ten minutes later, senior Lauren Moyer finessed an unassisted goal to put the Tar Heels up 2-0. The goal was Moyer's team-leading 15th of the season.
In the end, North Carolina posted nine of its 18 shots on target. On the other hand, Old Dominion mustered just two shots, and neither was on goal. Sophomore goalkeeper Alex Halpin did not have to make a save to force the Tar Heels’ fourth shut out of the season.