Today the North Carolina field hockey team will get its first look at Kent State, its opponent Saturday in the first round of the NCAA tournament.
The team doesn't know a whole lot about Kent State.
"There was a massacre there in the seventies," forward Holly Huff offered.
Sweeper Abby Martin, midfielder Meredith Keller and back Stephanie Fuller jumped on the Internet after the selections had been announced but didn't find anything but, as Martin said, that "they have a few foreigners that are pretty decent and score a lot of goals."
But other than that and statistics, they won't have the first clue as to how to prepare for Kent State (19-3) until UNC coach Karen Shelton receives the two videotaped games she requested.
The Tar Heels (17-3) earned the second seed in the 16-team tournament and host a four-team bracket Saturday. UNC plays the Golden Flashes at 11 a.m.
"I think obviously, we're delighted to be the No. 2 seed and to have the opportunity to host these games," Shelton said. "I'm very concerned about Kent State. I think they're a very good team, a very dangerous team, and I pointed that out to our girls."
At Wednesday's practice, Shelton told her team the pieces of information she had. She told them about Arlette van Cleef and Els Brouwer, who are third and fifth in the nation in goals.