The No. 2 North Carolina field hockey team defeated No. 10 Princeton, 1-0, on Friday, remaining undefeated for the season.
To begin the game, both teams found a strong tempo, and the contest stayed tight throughout the first half. In the opening frame alone the Tar Heels had five shots, but were unable to score. First-year Erin Matson took three of her team's five shots. Since neither squad was unable to find the net, the score board remained blank.
Just like the first half, the second frame started slowly. In the second half alone, the Tar Heels had five shots, just like in the opening 35 minutes. In their previous two games, the Tar Heels took 43 shots overall. The game remained tied going into the 64th minute.
With 5:11 left in the match, junior forward Megan DuVernois scored the only goal of the match. The shot tipped over the Princeton goal keeper’s shoulder and gave her team a 1-0 lead and the eventual victory.