Wnets around here?
Net Earnings:Two More of the Big Trophies
Two more national champi-
hat is it about sports that use
ons and a third team among the last four
standing — that’s the short of it for soccer
and field hockey in the fall of 2009.
Stanford was unbeaten and had allowed
just two goals in the NCAA women’s soc-
cer tournament, but junior Jessica McDon-
ald took a cross from senior Casey
Nogueira and struck early in the champi-
onship game. Her goal in the third minute
of the game was enough, and the Tar Heels
made it an even 20 NCAA titles.
UNC’s field hockey team won its sixth
national championship, beating Maryland
in the final seconds, and the men’s soccer
team made it to the College Cup before
losing to Akron in the semifinals.
The women’s soccer team outshot Stan-
ford 19-9. The team’s nine seniors will
graduate with three national championship
rings and a 94-9-4 record. The Heels finished 2009 at 23-3-1 after losing three in a
five-game stretch in October.
With the 1-0 victory over Stanford,
Coach Anson Dorrance ’74 became the
winningest coach in NCAA Division I history by coaching teams to a 20th NCAA
title in a single sport.
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penalty corner with
11.7 seconds left on
the clock to break a
2-2 tie and give
Carolina its sixth
national championship; at right, the
apparently noisy victory party.
Dorrance ’74 gets a
bath to go with his
team’s latest national title, and the
strike a familiar
pose; UNC goalkeeper Brooks Haggerty
makes a save
against Akron in the