While you were planning the Thanksgiving menu for this week, the UNC field hockey team was feasting on turtles, as they upset top-ranked Maryland 3-2 to take home the NCAA crown. The game was decided by senior Danielle Forword's game winning shot off a penalty corner with 11.7 seconds remaining, giving the team it's second title in three years and avenging last year's championship game loss to the Terps. Maryland was undefeated and had beaten the Heels in their regular season matchup 4-1.
The title was the Heels' sixth all-time, and bore similarities to the 1995 title, where UNC also beat Maryland in Winston-Salem to take home the trophy. This season Carolina also put three players on the All-American first-team, and an additional three on the second and third teams - the three seniors who finished their careers in Chapel Hill with goals scored in the national championship game. More detail and highlights of the game can be found here.