NORFOLK, Va. — The top-ranked North Carolina field hockey team advanced to its 15th NCAA Championship game with a 6-1 win over No. 5 Syracuse Friday afternoon at Powhatan Sports Complex.
The Tar Heels will play Princeton Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. for the program's seventh national title.
Sophomore Charlotte Craddock scored three goals in the win for her fourth hat trick of the year. Senior Jaclyn Gaudioso Radvany scored two and junior Sinead Loughran added one as the Tar Heels improved to 23-1, avenging their only loss of the season, a 1-0 overtime loss in Sept.
After going down 1-0, UNC evened the score at 1-all, and then scored three times in 1 minute, 2 seconds to take a 4-1 lead into halftime. They added two more goals in the second half to advance to their fourth straight NCAA title game.