By Lauren Ritter
A change in the North Carolina field hockey team's offensive scheme has affected the Tar Heels, just not in the way they had planned.
UNC is ranked 10th in the nation, its lowest ranking since the '80s, and faces a tough challenge Saturday against No. 2 Old Dominion.
The Tar Heels hope that finding their groove in the new system of two forwards and four midfielders will help them bounce back from the worst record they have had this far into a season since 1980.
"Obviously we don't feel good about the 3-3 record, but we're also realistic to know that we've played the toughest schedule in the country and we've played on the road," UNC coach Karen Shelton said. "I think they know that potentially they can beat any team in the country. I think they have that kind of confidence and now it's a matter of doing it, and I think Saturday will be a perfect time."
If UNC hopes to win Saturday against the Monarchs, they will have to find rhythm in their new offensive setup for the entire game -- something they have yet to do this season.