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Tuesday May 30th

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Fifth year defender Emma Trenchard (23) defends fifth year attacker Charlotte North (8) during UNC's NCAA National Championship Final against Boston College at Homewood Field in Baltimore, Md. on Sunday, May 29, 2022. UNC won 12-11.

No. 1 UNC women's lacrosse captures NCAA title with 12-11 defeat of No. 3 Boston College

No. 1 UNC women's lacrosse capped off an undefeated season with an NCAA title thanks to Sunday's 12-11 win over No. 3 Boston College. Graduate goalkeeper Taylor Moreno had 11 saves and graduate attacker Sam Geiersbach led the team with three goals to capture the championship trophy. The national championship is the third of head coach Jenny Levy's career, and the Tar Heels completed the first perfect season in NCAA Division I since 2017.

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After trailing 12-4 with 5:26 to go in the third quarter, the UNC women's lacrosse team went on an 11-2 run over Northwestern in the semifinal game of the NCAA Tournament to win 15-14 and secure a spot in Sunday's championship final.

'Energy shift' drives No. 1 UNC women's lacrosse to 8-goal comeback win in NCAA semifinals

As the UNC women’s lacrosse team trudged to the locker room in the first quarter of its Final Four bout against Northwestern due to a weather delay, North Carolina faced a six-goal deficit. But no matter how tumultuous the waters got on Friday, the Tar Heels never abandoned ship, and pulled off an all-time comeback in their eventual 15-14 win over Northwestern.

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Graduate student attacker Sam Geiersbach (36) celebrates with graduate student attacker Andie Aldave (31) after scoring the tying goal in the fourht quarter of UNC's NCAA Tournament semifinal match against Northwestern at Homewood Field in Baltimore, M.D. on May 27, 2022. UNC won 15-14.

'Sam went crazy': Geiersbach's late-game heroics propel UNC women's lacrosse to NCAA title game

Playing in her first NCAA semifinal game, graduate attacker Sam Geiersbach netted five goals as part of an 8-0 run in the fourth quarter. This 8-0 run occurred in the final 10 minutes to prolong an undefeated season and earn the program’s first national title appearance in six years.    The UNC women's lacrosse defeated the Northwestern Wildcats, 15-14. 

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Graduate goalkeeper Taylor Moreno (30) goes to pass the ball down the field after blocking a shot. UNC won 8-5 against Stony Brook at home in the NCAA Quarterfinals on Thursday, May 19, 2022.

UNC women's lacrosse graduate goalkeeper Taylor Moreno notches 10 saves in Elite 8 win

There are four words, scribbled in black permanent marker, on the white wristband that rests on UNC goalkeeper Taylor Moreno’s left arm: "Win or go home." On a night where the unbeaten North Carolina women’s lacrosse team squeaked past Stony Brook for an 8-5 victory, perhaps no Tar Heel played a more pivotal role under immense pressure than the graduate goalkeeper.

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Graduate midfielder Ally Mastroianni (12) flings the ball with Stony Brook defense right behind her. UNC won 8-5 against Stony Brook in the NCAA Quarterfinals at home on Thursday, May 19, 2022.

No. 1 UNC women's lacrosse tested by Stony Brook defense in Elite 8 victory

In the NCAA Tournament quarterfinals, North Carolina topped Stony Brook, 8-5, in the team’s first defensive grudge match of the season. The Seawolves' high-pressing zone challenged UNC, which struggled to find the back of the cage for most of Thursday's NCAA Tournament quarterfinals game. “We faced the best zone in the country tonight,” head coach Jenny Levy said. “Sometimes you don’t have to win pretty, you just need to advance.” 

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Members of the UNC women's lacrosse team celebrate a goal during their NCAA Tournament second round match against Virginia at Dorrance Field on Sunday, May 15, 2022. UNC won 24-2.

'Good vibes all over': UNC women's lacrosse cruises its way to NCAA second-round win

On Sunday, the No. 1 UNC women's lacrosse team dismantled the Virginia Cavaliers, 24-2, in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Its 24 goals — a program record in NCAA Tournament play — showcased a juggernaut offense led by fifth-year attackers Jamie Ortega and Scottie Rose Growney. Fifth-year defender Emma Trenchard and graduate goalkeeper Taylor Moreno, held Virginia scoreless in the second half. The Tar Heels will play eighth-seeded Stony Brook in the quarterfinals on Thursday.

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Graduate student midfielder Ally Mastroianni (12) in play during the 2022 ACC championship game against Boston College on May 7, 2022, in Chapel Hill, NC. UNC won that title 16-9.

Veteran leaders lead UNC women's lacrosse to sixth-straight ACC Championship

In Saturday's ACC Championship game, a veteran unit of Jamie Ortega, Taylor Moreno, Ally Mastroianni, Scottie Rose Growney and Emma Trenchard took over the game in the third quarter and never looked back. The Tar Heels defeated the Eagles, 16-9, and won their sixth-straight ACC Championship — tying the longest streak of consecutive titles in conference history held by Maryland. 

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