UNC Field Hockey captures 10th national championship

The University of North Carolina captured another national championship on Sunday afternoon and it sent off Erin Matson on top.  

With Matson’s career over, the Tar Heels captured the program’s 10th national championship beating Northwestern 2-1. The Tar Heels got on the board first with a 1-0 lead on a penalty goal and held that was deflected in by Ryleigh Heck.

Northwestern would tie the game up at 1-1 with just under two minutes left in regulation. But Matson, doing what she does, came up with the clutch goal at the 1:19 mark to give UNC the 2-1 lead for good and the title.

UNC’s defense stimied the Wildcats, not allowing a shot until the fourth quarter of the game. After UNC got the early lead, they controlled the game before that late goal.

The win helped the Tar Heels finish the year 21-0, completing the perfect season. It’s also the fourth title for the Tar Heels in the past five seasons.

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