Field Hockey Upset by North Carolina
Sept. 20, 1998
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — North Carolina’s Kristen McCann scored twice off her own rebounds in the second half to lead the Tar Heels to the upset over the top-ranked Cavaliers. North Carolina, who had lost on Saturday to third-ranked Old Dominion 4-3, capitalized on its only penalty corner of the game to net the game-winner in the first half. With the win, the Tar Heels improve to 5-1 while the Cavaliers fall to 6-1.
North Carolina’s Jana Toepel netted the winner 12 minutes into the contest as her shot on the corner was deflected into the Cavalier net. North Carolina led at halftime 1-0.
Virginia had seven penalty corners in the second half while denying North Carolina any corners, but McCann’s two goals iced the game for the Tar Heels.
Virginia continues its road schedule with a game against James Madison on Wednesday, Sept. 23 in Harrisonburg. Game time against the Dukes is 7:00 pm.
FINAL 1 2 F (records)#1 Virginia 0 0 0 (6-1)#2 North Carolina 1 2 3 (5-1)Goals: UNC: Toepel (Woolley, Cox)/23:30 (1), McCann (unassisted)/23:37 (2), McCann (unassisted)/11:28 (2)Assists: UNC: Woolley, CoxShots: V: 12, UNC: 9Corners: V: 11, UNC:1Saves: V: 4 (Worthington 4); UNC: 7 (Frey 7)