North Carolina engineered the largest comeback in NCAA tournament history to defeat the Connecticut Huskies 4-3 in the semifinals of the NCAA tournament, overcoming a three-goal halftime deficit.
In the second overtime, junior Kelsey Kolojejchick had the ball all alone against goalie Sarah Mansfield and manufactured a brilliant chip to send the Tar Heels to their third consecutive NCAA final.
Coach Karen Shelton pulled freshman goalie Sassi Ammer with 16:36 remaining to gain a player advantage and her bold strategy paid dividends as the Tar Heels pressured the Huskies to their breaking point. The Tar Heels outshot the Huskies 28-7 in the game.
The Tar Heels scored three goals in the final 14 minutes with the last two coming in the final minute to force overtime.
Down 3-1, the Kolojejchick scored, but the goal was waived off as it was too high to have come without a deflection. Still, the Tar Heels fought on.