Carolina Women's Soccer Routs Penn State for National Championship

Kirby Lee-US PRESSWIRE

UNC notches 3 second-half goals and wins its 21st NCAA women's soccer championship.

Order has been restored.

Carolina made sure its first trip to the women's soccer College Cup final four since 2009 was a memorable one, as four Tar Heels scored goals and UNC blew out Penn State in the second half for a 4-1 win.

Kealia Ohai, the hero of Friday night's win over Stanford, got the Heels on the board early with a goal in the second minute. Penn State answered later in the half and the two teams headed to halftime tied a 1-1.

It was all Carolina in the second half as Hanna Gardner put UNC on top to stay in the first minute of the second period, and Satara Murray and Ranee Premji added insurance goals. Carolina keeper Adelaide Gay only faced three shots in the game, stopping two of them.

The Tar Heels were the only team in the College Cup who were not a #1 seed and finish the season with a 15-5-3 record. The 21 national championships are an NCAA record for any team sport. Carolina also has an AIAW national title in the pre-NCAA tournament days.

Congratulations to Anson Dorrance and the national champion Tar Heels!

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