Friday, November 11th
Women’s Basketball: W 85-54 vs. Alabama State
North Carolina won their first official game on Friday, beating Alabama State by more than 30 points. Paris Kea led the team with 22 points, going eight for 13 in field goal range. She also made all six of her free throw attempts. Stephanie Watts offered up 13 points of her own, with five assists and eight rebounds. Off the bench, Emily Sullivan brought in 12 points and six rebounds, and Taylor Koenen had six points and nine rebounds.
Volleyball: W 3-0 vs. Clemson
UNC outscored their opponent on their way to an easy win. The team took an even approach with their offense, as Hayley McCorkle led the team with 9 kills, while Julia Scoles had eight kills and seven digs. Beth Nordhorn and Taylor Borup each had eight kills of their own. Abigail Curry contributed 17 assists and seven digs, Mariah Evans had 21 assists and six digs, and Sheila Doyle had 13 digs with four assists.
Saturday, November 12th
Women’s Soccer: W 3-0 vs. Liberty
In the first round of the NCAA Tournament, No. 2 seed North Carolina made easy work of their opponent. Madison Schultz scored the team’s first goal 40 minutes in with help from S.A. Firstenberg and Megan Buckingham. Dorian Bailey scored at 58 minutes, and Abby Elinsky scored at 69 minutes on a header off a cross from Annie Kingman. UNC finished with 16 shots on goal, three from Bridgette Andrzejewski. They will host the second and third round at Fetzer Field this weekend.
Field Hockey: W 3-0 vs. Stanford
No. 4 Carolina defeated No. 12 Stanford to move on to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. UNC got an early boost from Eva van’t Hoog, when she scored in the first three minutes of the game. Ashley Hoffman scored in the 26th minute off a penalty corner with help from Malin Evert and Julia Young. Emma Bozek finished things off with a goal off a penalty corner at 70 minutes.
Volleyball: W 3-2 vs. Georgia Tech
After losing the first two sets to Georgia Tech, UNC came back to win three straight for the match victory. It was a big night for North Carolina’s offensive attack as Taylor Leath collected 17 kills with five digs. Julia Scoles had 13 kills and six digs, and Taylor Fricano had 10 kills. Abigail Curry had 28 assists with 13 digs, Mariah Evans had 18 assists with 10 digs, and Sheila Doyle had 12 assists with 19 digs.
Sunday, November 13th
Field Hockey: W 3-0 vs. Maryland
North Carolina surprised many by defeating No. 2 seed Maryland to advance to the Final Four in the NCAA Tournament. Ashley Hoffman scored two goals, making one at 24 minutes and the other 37 minutes in. Both goals were assisted by Malin Every and Julia Young. Lauren Moyer scored a third goal in the 64th minute to seal the win for the Tar Heels.