The No. 1 North Carolina field hockey team defeated Penn in shutout fashion on Sunday, beating the Quakers 6-0 at Karen Shelton Stadium to close out the ACC-Ivy League Conference Crossover. It was the Tar Heels' 27th straight win dating back to last season.
North Carolina dominated possession early and never looked back. The Tar Heels had their fair share of scoring opportunities in the first quarter, but it was a goal from sophomore standout Erin Matson at the beginning of the second quarter that opened the floodgates.
After North Carolina got its first goal out of the way, the team began to score at will. Just two minutes later, senior Marissa Creatore punched in a goal off an assist from Matson across the circle to make the score 2-0.
The next two goals came in quick succession, separated by less than a minute and a half. The first came off a penalty corner corralled by Matson and sent to Eva Smolenaars for the finish, and the next off a shot from Catherine Hayden, once again assisted by Matson.