COLLEGE PARK, Md. - An overtime goal by Kristen McCann lifted second-ranked North Carolina to a 1-0 win against No. 3 Maryland.
The Terrapins controlled much of the play during the first half at Artificial Turf Field, outshooting the Tar Heels 9-4. In the second half, Maryland got off three shots to UNC's two.
UNC won the pushback when overtime began and carried the ball downfield untouched by Maryland to set up McCann's goal just 30 seconds into the period. McCann dived to tip in a cross from junior back Abby Martin for the winning goal.
"We were fortunate to get to overtime," UNC coach Karen Shelton said. "We didn't play very well in the first half - Maryland dominated - but our kids played better in the second half to force the overtime. I'm delighted with the win, and I'm proud of our team."
The game was the third consecutive shutout for the Tar Heels and goalkeeper Amy Tran, who made six saves against Maryland.
With the victory, UNC finished ACC play with a record of 4-0 to claim the regular-season championship.
The Tar Heels, who earned the top seed in the ACC tournament, are now 16-1. The Terrapins are 14-3 (2-2).
Barksdale Picked Preseason All-ACC
GREENSBORO - North Carolina forward LaQuanda Barksdale was tapped as a 2000-2001 preseason All-ACC player at the ACC Women's Basketball Media Day on Sunday.
Barksdale, a senior from Winston-Salem, led the league last season with 17.6 points per game and 8.6 rebounds per game and was named to the All-ACC team.
Barksdale was joined on the preseason team by Virginia's Schuye LaRue and Svetlana Volnaya, Georgia Tech's Niesha Butler and Duke's Georgia Schweitzer.
The Tar Heels finished fifth in the regular season, compiling an 8-8 record in the ACC and 20-13 overall.
Women's Golf Places 4th
GREENVILLE, S.C. - The North Carolina women's golf team finished in fourth place with a 32-over-par 896 after shooting a final-round team score of
1-over-par 289 at the Lady Paladin Invitational at Furman.
The Tar Heels finished 19 shots back of tournament winner Auburn, which carded a total team score of 13-over-par 877.
UNC's Ashley Prange fired a tournament-low 6-under-par 66 to finish tied for seventh place at 4-over-par 220. Heather Angell finished tied for 15th place with a final total of 6-over-par 222.
The tournament was held at the Furman Golf Course, a par-72, 5,917-yard layout.
Injuries Hurt Rowing's Cause
BOSTON - The North Carolina rowing team didn't get the results it had hoped for Sunday at the Head of the Charles Regatta, but that didn't make the day a disaster for the Tar Heels.
UNC's varsity eight finished 34th of 57 boats with a time of 18:05.56. Three of the eight rowers were injured or ailing. The Tar Heel varsity four placed 19th out of 21 boats with a time of 20 minutes, 35.96 seconds.