The No. 3 North Carolina field hockey team suffered a 1-0 loss against the No. 7 Louisville Cardinals on Saturday.
In a tight conference game that showcased more defensive skills than offensive prowess, Louisville (12-3, 2-3 ACC) midfielder Erin McCrudden pushed a goal past Alex Halpin to give the Cardinals a 1-0 lead in the 46th minute. It was only the second shot on goal for the Cardinals, as the Tar Heels (11-3, 3-2 ACC) primarily did well to deny Louisville opportunities.
McCrudden’s goal was enough to give the Cardinals the win, as UNC was unable to find an offensive touch of their own.
Who stood out?
Eva van’t Hoog led North Carolina inopportunities created, as she took three shots throughout the game.
However, offensive opportunities were balanced, as different players took each of UNC’s four shots on goal throughout the game.