Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Field Hockey.
UNC field hockey seniors relish in first two home wins of 2015
For the North Carolina field hockey team’s three seniors — Casey Di Nardo, Nina Notman and Emily Wold — the twilight season is well underway. But in the final home opener of their four-year careers, nothing was taken for granted. “When they are freshmen, they feel like they will live forever,” Coach Karen Shelton said.
UNC Field Hockey Earns Weekend's Second Shutout
The third-ranked North Carolina field hockey team completed its first homestand of the season without giving up a single goal, defeating visiting Miami (Ohio) 3-0 Sunday on the heels of a 5-0 win over No. 9 Louisville on Friday. UNC is now 7-1 overall and 1-1 in ACC play. No. 11 Boston College visits Francis E. Henry Stadium on Friday for a 4 p.m. ACC matchup.
Home Is Sweet For UNC Field Hockey In Shutout Win
Home was sweet for the UNC field hockey team Friday as the No. 3 Tar Heels beat No. 9 Louisville 5-0 in their first game at home this season. UNC improved to 6-1 and 1-1 in ACC play with the win. UNC got four goals from its three seniors – two from Nina Notman and one each from Casey Di Nardo and Emily Wold – and one from junior Lauren Moyer.
UNC’s Emma Bozek: ‘The one who can handle it’
Three years of Division I field hockey. Leading scorer for UNC as a junior. Three Final Fours. Emma Bozek expected to cap off her decorated career with a national title this fall, but after a life-altering experience, field hockey became the least of her worries. This summer, doctors diagnosed her with a sequestered lung— a congenital abnormality affecting her ability to breathe.
UNC Field Hockey Happy To Be Home
Already six games into the season, the third-ranked North Carolina field hockey team will finally play its first home game on Friday, hosting No. 9 Louisville for an ACC matchup. Game time at Francis E. Henry Stadium is 6 pm and there is no charge for admission. “I can’t remember a season when we opened with three weekends on the road,” said UNC coach Karen Shelton.
UNC Field Hockey Bounces Back With 4-2 Win At No. 7 Albany
On the heels of the season’s first loss, the second-ranked North Carolina field hockey team bounced back Sunday for a 4-2 win at No. 7 Albany. The Tar Heels are now 5-1 heading into their home opener Friday. Playing at Alumni Turf, UNC senior Emily Wold scored twice and assisted on the other two goals, which were scored by senior Nina Notman and freshman Eva van’t Hoog.
UNC Field Hockey Falls 4-2 At No. 3 Syracuse
The second-ranked North Carolina field hockey team led 2-0 at halftime but fell 4-2 Saturday afternoon to No. 3 Syracuse. Syracuse improved to 5-0 overall and 1-0 in ACC play with the win, while the Tar Heels fell to 4-1, 0-1 ACC. UNC will face the No. 7 Albany Great Danes there on Sunday before returning to Chapel Hill.
UNC Field Hockey's Journey To Syracuse Brings Surprises
No. 2 UNC will face No. 3 Syracuse today at 1 p.m. at the Orange’s J.S. Coyne Stadium in the ACC opener for both teams. The Tar Heels were set to fly out of RDU early Friday after leaving campus at 5 a.m., arrive in Syracuse, practice in the stadium, and have a quiet night at the hotel. Alas, the 6:55 a.m. flight was cancelled, leaving the Tar Heels scrambling to get to Syracuse.
I'm A Tar Heel: Casey Di Nardo
Beyond being the best academically and athletically, the social aspect of UNC was another important factor for me (when choosing a college). I have a big family – 21 cousins! – and we’re extremely close. Coming to Carolina felt like home and now I have an even BIGGER family! After four years here, these girls have become my sisters. I’m Casey Di Nardo and I’m a Tar Heel.
UNC Field Hockey 4-0 After Shutout Of Drexel
The UNC field hockey team improved to 4-0 with its first shutout of the season, a 3-0 win over Drexel on Sunday. Playing at the Dragons’ Buckley Field, the No. 2 Tar Heels got goals from senior Emily Wold, sophomore Gab Major and freshman Malin Evert in the victory. The undefeated Tar Heels have played all four games on the road this season.
Praise for UNC Field Hockey Freshmen
At the beginning of each academic year, Lacrosse Magazine names its Freshman 15: the magazine's choices for the top freshmen in the nation for the following season. This fall in its September issue, UNC incoming freshmen Olivia Ferrucci (a midfielder from Naples, Fla.), Erin Kelly (a defender from West Nyack, N.Y.) and Charlotte Sofield (a midfielder from Alexandria, Va.) made the list.
No. 2 UNC Field Hockey Tops Princeton, 5-2
North Carolina senior Casey Di Nardo scored twice and the Tar Heel defense held a shutout through the game’s first 62 minutes en route to a 5-2 win Friday over No. 15 Princeton. Second-ranked UNC improved to 3-0 with its third road win over a ranked team. Di Nardo’s first goal came 4:01 into the match, when she scored unassisted on a shot from the top of the circle.
No. 2 UNC Field Hockey Tops No. 17 Iowa, 2-1
The UNC field hockey team wrapped up its first weekend of play undefeated, beating Iowa 2-1 Sunday at the ACC-Big Ten Classic, hosted by Michigan at the Wolverines’ Ocker Field. The Tar Heels, ranked No. 2 in the national preseason poll, improved to 2-0 with the win over the No. 17 Hawkeyes. On Saturday they beat No. 14 Michigan, also by a score of 2-1.
UNC Field Hockey Opens With 2-1 Win At Michigan
No. 2 UNC opened the 2015 field hockey season with a 2-1 victory Saturday at No. 14 Michigan in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge. It marked the 13th year in a row that UNC has kicked off its season with a win. “I’m delighted with the win,” UNC coach Karen Shelton said. “I don’t think we could have asked for a better season opener. It was a great game with two teams competing hard.”
Video: UNC Field Hockey 2015 Season Preview
The North Carolina Field Hockey team opens up the 2015 season in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge when the Tar Heels take on the Michigan Wolverines on August 29.