After dropping an intense 2-1 game to No. 18 Boston College on Friday, the No. 3 North Carolina field hockey team had a chip on its shoulder coming into the matchup against No. 20 Maine on Sunday, defeating the Black Bears 3-1.
The Tar Heels (6-2) came out attacking early, and were able to find the back of the cage three times en route to the 3-1 victory over the Black Bears (6-2). Scoring early is a key component for UNC, and the Tar Heels were able to do just that today, with a goal by Lauren Moyer just 7 minutes in to grab a 1-0 lead.
Maine was not going down without a fight, scoring just ten minutes after UNC to knot the score up at 1. That lead only stood for a few minutes, though, until Moyer scored again to take a 2-1 lead. The Tar Heels would hold this lead the rest of the way, tacking on an insurance goal by Catherine Hayden in the second half.