A day after a loss to Duke, the No. 4 North Carolina field hockey team defeated Liberty 5-1 on Sunday.
The Tar Heels (13-4) dominated in both phases, generating opportunities on offense while limiting the output of the Liberty (6-8) attack. UNC struck early, jumping out to a 2-0 lead in the first eight minutes of the game.
Not letting off the gas, the Tar Heels extended their lead with two more first-half goals in the 28th and 30th minute, respectively.
The disparity of offensive opportunities between the two teams was the story of the game. UNC registered five goals on 27 shots while Liberty mustered just seven shots, with one on goal.
When was it decided?
UNC’s quick start put the onus on Liberty to force the action, which it failed to do until it scored its lone goal in the 59th minute.