The No. 7 UNC field hockey team dominated the first half in its 3-0 win over No. 13 James Madison. It was the team's second consecutive "home" game at Jack Katz Stadium in Durham.
The Tar Heels’ offense started off strong with two quick shots before scoring nearly three minutes in. Junior midfielder Eva van’t Hoog scored her first goal of the season off an assist from senior forward Gab Major.
Just two minutes after subbing in, sophomore forward Megan DuVernois doubled the Tar Heels’ lead with a goal off of an assist from sophomore Catherine Hayden in the eighth minute of the first half.
In addition to an impressive offensive start for UNC, the Tar Heels’ defense held the Dukes without a shot until McKenzie Ridgely’s attempt 12 minutes in after a penalty corner.
After an impressive goal late in the first half from Hayden, the Tar Heels’ offense began to slow down.