The No. 3 North Carolina field hockey team suffered a 1-0 loss against the No. 7 Louisville Cardinals on Saturday.
In a tight conference game that showcased more defensive skills than offensive prowess, Louisville (12-3, 2-3 ACC) midfielder Erin McCrudden pushed a goal past Alex Halpin to give the Cardinals a 1-0 lead in the 46th minute. It was only the second shot on goal for the Cardinals, as the Tar Heels (11-3, 3-2 ACC) primarily did well to deny Louisville opportunities.
McCrudden’s goal was enough to give the Cardinals the win, as UNC was unable to find an offensive touch of their own.