The North Carolina field hockey team defeated Louisville, 3-1, and California, 6-0, this past weekend in Louisville, Ky., to improve to 6-0 on the season.
On Friday, the No. 2 Tar Heels (6-0, 1-0 ACC) played their first conference game of the year against Louisville. The Cardinals (4-2, 0-1 ACC) scored first in the game, but UNC was able to muster enough energy to pull in front with three goals in the first half. Neither team scored in the second half, allowing the Tar Heels to pull out a 3-1 win, their first ACC victory of this season.
Following Friday’s game against Louisville, the Tar Heels were scheduled to play against California at 3 p.m. on Saturday. But due to forecasted weather, the game was moved up to 1 p.m., giving the Tar Heels less than 20 hours of rest.
However, the lack of rest didn’t hinder UNC too much, as it was able to crush California (2-2) with a 6-0 win. The Tar Heels scored three times in each half, with four goals scored off nine penalty corners.
Junior Catherine Hayden led the way with a two-goal performance against the Golden Bears.