Tar Heels field hockey punches ticket to national title game

The legacy of Erin Matson continues on for the North Carolina Tar Heels.

Matson scored two goals and had an assist in Friday’s 3-0 win over Penn State in the NCAA Tournament semi-finals to send the Tar Heels to the national championship game this weekend. And it extended her career by one more game as well.

Matson scored early on in the 22nd minute to give UNC a 1-0 lead and then added another at the 41-minute mark. She then assisted on Paityn Wirth’s goal in the 49th minute. The Tar Heels defense had no trouble with Penn State, shutting them out behind Abigail Taylor in goal.

It was a big win for the Tar Heels who had control after Matson’s first goal of the game.

The 20-0 Tar Heels will look to win its 10th national championship and will face off against the winner of Maryland and Northwestern on Sunday.

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