The ball didn't often venture far from Radford's goal. UNC (3-2) took 39 shots and 16 penalty corners to win the game 5-1.
The Tar Heel defense carried a light load, as Radford (1-2) took only two shots the entire game, but the Highlanders did manage to score in the closing minutes off a penalty corner.
Most of the game, though, was spent in Radford territory. UNC's leading scorer Kerry Falgowski netted two goals, putting her season total at seven.
Her first goal came five minutes into the game on a penalty corner. Falgowski notched her second goal with 19 minutes left in the second half off an assist from freshman Naomi Weatherald to give the Tar Heels a 4-0 lead.
And once the Tar Heels established a strong cushion, every player was able to get off the bench and gain some playing time.
Freshman Karen Mann scored UNC's second goal on a penalty corner, and Jana Facchinei scored the final goal with a little more than a minute left in the game.
UNC coach Karen Shelton said she thinks her team is building up to a great season, even though it might not look like it so far.
"I know our record isn't as good as it has been in the past, but it's not how you start out, it's how you finish, so I feel good about the direction we're going," she said.
To make sure their record is better at the end of the season, Shelton said the team needs to work on not telegraphing passes and faking out defenders.