In Monday night's national championship game against UCLA, the Bruins scored the equalizer off a set piece in the 90th minute and went on to win double overtime, 3-2.
- The game was an opportunity for the Tar Heels to get revenge over the Bruins – who handed them their first loss of the season back in September – as well as win UNC's first national championship in a decade. But, as the final horn sounded, several UNC players sank to the pitch in anguish.
- "There's nothing you can really say to assuage (the players') pain," Dorrance said. "But, you know, this is what I guess the best parts of athletics are all about. I mean, you really get to feel life in moments like that."