The Tar Heels' (14-5) elder players helped beat the Tribe 2-0 on Sunday after losing to Old Dominion on Saturday.
With the weekend split, UNC moved closer to locking up home-field advantage for the NCAA Tournament on
Nov. 10 and 11.
But it didn't come without any struggles.
In fact, UNC was held without a goal until 11 minutes, 36 seconds remained in the contest. The Tar Heels outshot the Indians 21-2 and outcornered them 9-2 but still found themselves scoreless through three-quarters of the contest.
"Like any game, there are always opportunities you don't get," senior Carrie Lingo said. "But we got the two that we needed, and we got the win, and that's the important thing."
UNC finally opened the scoring in the second half on its seventh penalty corner.
Abby Martin unleashed a 15-yard smash on the corner. Her shot ricocheted to Carrie Lingo, who found herself open in front of the net and pushed home the goal that would prove to be the game winner.
The Tar Heels weren't finished. With 40 seconds remaining in the game, Meredith Keller added an insurance tally when she pushed home an open 10-yard shot off an assist from Kerry Falgowski.