Fresh off its trip to Louisville, Ky., the UNC field hockey team persisted through bad weather conditions to beat Appalachian State 6-0 Tuesday night to remain undefeated.
The Tar Heels (7-0, 1-0 ACC) came out strong in the opening minutes of the game. With two early shot attempts, they were able to keep the ball on the Mountaineer's (4-3) side most of the half. However, both close shots barely missed becoming goals.
After 10 minutes of play the echo of thunder and flashes of lightning sent the game into a delay that lasted for about an hour and 40 minutes. But once the weather lightened up, the Tar Heels emerged from their locker room dancing before taking the field.
After the long break, North Carolina returned with a penalty corner in the 11th minute, as Ashley Hoffman assisted Maria Creatore on her third goal of the season. Just two minutes later, the Tar Heels lined up for another penalty corner, and Creatore scored her second goal of the night on an assist from Malin Evert.
In the 29th minute, Feline Guenther dribbled in from the left baseline to score the Tar Heels third goal. Erin Matson added another goal to her teams lead when she slapped a hard shot from mid circle into the upper left corner.