North Carolina junior Charlotte Craddock scored her first hat trick of the season in a 6-2 win against No. 18 Delaware, helping UNC advance to the second round of the NCAA field hockey tournament.
The No. 3 Tar Heels (17-5) took the lead in the first nine minutes of the game with a goal from sophomore Emily Wold. The Blue Hens responded four minutes later scoring off of a penalty corner to tie the game 1-1.
UNC finished the first half with a 4-1 lead after scoring three goals in 90 seconds.
Sophomore Nina Notman scored the first of the three goals on a corner play. Fewer than 30 seconds later, Craddock blasted a shot right past the goalie. The next play of the game Craddock scored again, after a give-and-go with sophomore Casey Di Nardo.
The remaining 15 minutes of the first half remained scoreless, as the Tar Heels possessed the ball.