In a closely-contested top-25 matchup, the No. 7 North Carolina field hockey team beat No. 20 Albany in overtime, 2-1.
In a scoreless first half, the narrative of the game was controlled by each team's defense as neither squad could find the back of the net.
The North Carolina offense pushed hard, but its opportunities failed to come up with any points. Over the course of the half, all four of the Tar Heels' shots were on goal, but they had just two corners and no goals to show for it. The Great Danes (4-4) also took seven shots in the half, one on goal, and rounded out the last few minutes with the last five corners in the period.
Headed into the second period, the multitude of shots for both teams were bound to find the back of the net eventually. And they did. Sixty-four minutes into the contest, the Great Danes took a 1-0 lead on its second and last shot on goal of the day. Less than two minutes later, senior Gab Major knotted the score up 1-1, and the momentum began to shift with only a few minutes to go in the game.