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Monday December 5th

Jarrett Kidd


UNC field hockey claims tenth NCAA title with 2-1 triumph over Northwestern

STORRS, Conn.— The No. 1 North Carolina field hockey team (21-0) defeated the Northwestern Wildcats (20-5) to clinch the national championship with a final score of 2-1 on Sunday.  The North Carolina defense had an exceptional last outing, allowing only one shot on goal the entire game.  This is the Tar Heels’ first undefeated season since 2019, and their fifth undefeated season as a program. This game brings seniors Matson and Sholder’s college career to a close.

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UNC field hockey advances to national championship in 3-0 win over Penn State

The Tar Heels will advance to the NCAA Championship game on Sunday afternoon in Storrs, Connecticut. They will play the winner of the second semifinal between Northwestern and Maryland. Erin Matson had an outstanding penultimate college game, adding two goals and one assist to her tally. Her assist tied the UNC record for most career assists at 63.  The Tar Heel defense also had an exceptional outing, as they shut out the Nittany Lions. This was huge, especially as Penn State found ways to get four penalty corners throughout the game. 

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