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Tar Heels Happenings 11/16-11/22: UNC field hockey lose in NCAA Tournament finals

Tar Heels athletics results from November 16-22

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Wednesday, November 16th

Volleyball: W 3-0 vs. NC State

North Carolina had an easy victory over NC State led by Taylor Leath with 15 kills and six digs. Julia Scoles added nine kills and eight digs, while Abigail Curry had 19 assists and five digs. Mariah Evans contributed 17 assists and Sheila Doyle had 19 digs.

Thursday, November 17th

Women’s Basketball: W 80-35 vs. Alabama A&M

UNC had a big win over the Bulldogs on Thursday, and a big part of that was the impressive performance by guard Stephanie Watts. She scored 28 points on the evening, going 10-19 in the field with 11 rebounds and three assists. Watts was helped by Paris Kea, who added 10 points, six rebounds, and six assists. Jamie Cherry also had 10 points with four assists. North Carolina had a big night on defense, holding Alabama A&M to less than 10 points between the second and third quarters.

Friday, November 18th

Field Hockey: W 2-0 vs. Connecticut

The Tar Heels reached the NCAA Tournament finals after defeating UConn in overtime. Connecticut struck first in the 35th minute, but Carolina came back on a goal by Sam Night in the 41st minute with an assist from Emma Bozek. The two teams went another 40 minutes before UNC was able to break the tie. Lauren Moyer scored at 80 minutes with an assist from Malin Evert to send the Tar Heels on a crash course with Delaware.

Women’s Soccer: W 2-0 vs. Kansas

After holding the Jayhawks without a shot for the final 64 minutes of play, UNC advanced in the NCAA Tournament. A relatively quiet first half was followed by North Carolina pouring on the pressure with a total of 12 shots. Madison Schultz finally broke through at 52 minutes with the help of Megan Buckingham and Annie Kingman. North Carolina scored again at 79 minutes when Maya Worth tapped in a pass from Buckingham. The Tar Heels finished with eight shots on goal and goalkeeper Lindsey Harris made three saves.

Volleyball: W 3-0 vs. Virginia

UNC volleyball had another easy victory, defeating Virginia in three sets on Friday. Julia Scoles led the way with 10 kills and Taylor Fricano had six kills, five of which were on service aces. Taylor Leath also added eight kills and six digs. Abigail Curry had 27 assists and 10 digs, Mariah Evans had 12 assists, and Sheila Doyle contributed 15 digs.

Sunday, November 20th

Field Hockey: L 2-3 vs. Delaware

The NCAA Tournament finals ended in disappointment when the Tar Heels lost to Delaware. North Carolina fell into a hole early on when UD scored in the first nine minutes of the game, and then again at 29 minutes. UNC finally got on the board when Lauren Moyer scored at 37 minutes with the help of Ashley Hoffman. They struck again at 62 minutes thanks to a Megan DuVernois goal and Malin Evert assist, however Delaware could not be contained and delivered the decisive goal just two minutes later. It’s a pity how things turned out because North Carolina had them beat with 16 shots against only five.

Women’s Soccer: W 1-0 vs. Clemson

In a matchup that produced only seven shots on goal between both teams, North Carolina managed to make their one goal count. After an active first half, things cooled down until Dorian Bailey managed to score an unassisted goal at 70 minutes.

Women’s Basketball: W 65-50 vs. Bucknell

Another good defensive game and the Tar Heels have another victory. Stephanie Watts led the attack with 17 points and 11 rebounds. Jamie Cherry had 15 points with four rebounds and six assists. Paris Kea offered up 13 points with five rebounds and Hillary Fuller contributed 13 rebounds on the night.

Men’s Soccer: W 3-2 vs. Florida Gulf Coast

UNC is heading to the final 16 of the NCAA Tournament after a double overtime victory. The game started with a bang as FGCU scored the first goal just 10 minutes in. Tucker Hume managed to tie it at 29 minutes with assists from Zach Wright and Nico Melo. Neither team scored until the 72nd minute, when the Eagles took the lead. As the game wound down, Nils Bruening tied the game again at 85 minutes with the help of Alan Winn and Nico Melo. It wasn’t until 104 minutes that Hume knocked in a header off a pass from Melo to give North Carolina the victory.

Tuesday, November 22nd

Women’s Basketball: W 93-77 vs. Charleston Southern

Stephan Watts had another big game to lead UNC to victory. She scored a whopping 39 points on the afternoon, going 13-19 in the field with nine rebounds. Paris Kea added 3 points with five rebounds and Destinee Walker had 11 points with eight rebounds. Jamie Cherry offered 12 points and Hillary Fuller contributed 10 rebounds.