The North Carolina field hockey team fought back from a 2-0 deficit to tie the game but gave up a late goal to fall 3-2 at No. 14 Louisville on Saturday afternoon.
At Trager Stadium, the top-ranked Tar Heels got two goals from senior Charlotte Craddock but couldn’t come up with the game-winner and suffered their first loss of the season.
The Cardinals improved to 6-1 overall and 1-1 in their first season of ACC play. The Tar Heels fell to 5-1, 1-1.
Louisville’s Mallory Mason scored both first-half goals for her team, which led 2-0 at halftime.
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Craddock struck quickly after halftime. Her first goal of the day came 30 seconds into the half, on a reverse stick from the middle of the circle. Just over a minute later she scored again, putting in a shot from a scramble in front of the cage.
The score remained tied at 2 until just five minutes remained in the game. With UNC down a player after a green card on sophomore Lauren Moyer, the Cardinals drew their fifth corner of the game. Becca Maddock scored the goal, assisted by Alyssa Voelme, to put Louisville up 3-2.
N.C. State 3, William & Mary 0: The Wolfpack earned its 10th consecutive victory as the squad claimed a 3-0 (25-13, 25-22, 25-18) win against William & Mary at the Courtyard Midtown Invitational at Reynolds Coliseum.
The Wolfpack moves to 10-1, while the Tribe falls to 4-8.