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Sara Daavettila (left) and Erin Matson (right) have both won the 2021 Honda Sport Award for their respective sports, tennis and field hockey.

UNC boasts at least two Honda Sport Award winners in Matson and Daavettila

For just the fourth time in the school’s history, North Carolina will be represented by at least two athletes as recipients of the Honda Sport Award. On Thursday, fifth-year senior Sara Daavettila was announced as this year’s recipient of the Honda Sport Award for Tennis, joining fellow Tar Heel Erin Matson, who was named the winner of the field hockey award on June 2.

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UNC first-year catcher Tomas Frick (52) hits the ball at the NCAA tournament game against UCLA on Sunday June 6, 2021 in Lubbock, TX. The Tar Heels lost 2-12. Photo courtesy of Elise Bressler.

Even after early exit in NCAA regionals, UNC baseball has a bright future

Sunday’s loss against UCLA that ended the UNC baseball team’s 2021 season and eliminated the team from the NCAA Tournament was a tough one to say the least. After winning their first game of the Lubbock Regional, the Tar Heels dropped consecutive games against Texas Tech and the Bruins, but there are still plenty of positives to take away from the trying 2021 season.

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UNC sophomore outfielder Justice Thompson (20) bats at the ACC tournament game against NC State on Friday May 28, 2021 in Charlotte, NC. UNC won 9-6. Photo courtesy of Maggie Boulton and Laura Wolff.

UNC baseball comes out on top against NC State to finish out ACC Tournament play

After dropping their opening game of the ACC Tournament to Pittsburgh Tuesday night, the Tar Heels were able to grab a win Friday in game two against third-seeded N.C. State, 9-6. The Tar Heels now have to wait and see how things turn out in the rest of the conference tournaments before they receive their assignment for the upcoming NCAA Tournament, where they hope for an at-large bid.

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UNC senior attacker Jamie Ortega (3) runs with the ball at the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament against Stony Brook at the Dorrance Field in Chapel Hill on Saturday May 22, 2021. The Tar Heels won 14-11.

Women's lacrosse coaches discuss UNC-Boston College matchup in NCAA Tournament semifinals

On Friday, No. 1 seeded North Carolina women’s lacrosse will face up against ACC opponent and No. 4 seed Boston College at Johnny Unitas Stadium on the campus of Towson University. This will be the second time the teams will play each other this season. The first time these two teams met was on March 6 in Chapel Hill where the Tar Heels came out on top, winning 21-9.

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