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UNC senior defender Tori Hansen (22) heads the ball during the women's soccer game against Duke on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022, at Koskinen Stadium. UNC beat Duke 3-0.

Led by Hansen, UNC women's soccer blanks Blue Devils in statement road victory

Last season, UNC lost its first ever game at Dorrance Field to Duke.  According to senior defender Tori Hansen, the painful memories of the Blue Devils storming their home turf stuck on the Tar Heels’ mind coming into Thursday night. “Most of this team remembers that feeling, and I think that was such a fire under us for this game,” Hansen said. “We were like, ‘We’re going to do this exact same thing to them here at their field.'"

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First-year midfielder Ryleigh Heck (12) sprints to prevent an interception from UPenn. UNC beat UPenn at home 4-0 on Sunday, Sept. 4, 2022.

UNC field hockey picks up 4-0 win over Penn, maintains undefeated start to season

The numbers on the board in Karen Shelton Stadium not only reflected the outcome of UNC field hockey’s game against Penn in the ACC-Ivy League Challenge, but also the team’s undefeated record: 4-0. Not only did the Tar Heels beat three top-15 teams in their first four games in 2022, but they earned their first shutout win at home since the 2020 spring season.  “It's something that we pride ourselves on, to start off challenging ourselves,” junior midfielder Kiersten Thomassey said.

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