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Saturday February 4th

Lucas Thomae


Sports

UNC on wrong end of improbable comeback as Tar Heels fall just short of national title

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."

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