Getting anything on the internet on my phone at Gampel has been much tougher this season than it has in the past. And it was never all that easy before either. I wasn't able to get to the Boneyard for an update until we got outside Gampel after the game.
At least UConn made it a game this time, making it a much tougher game than the one the two teams played in Storrs. Good to see the team make improvements.
This season's team had three seniors who saw plenty of playing time, so there will be plenty of good young players who saw lots of playing time this season returning for next year. Nancy Stevens will need to replace some goal scoring from the graduates, but otherwise I am optimistic about this team making final fours in the near future.
This season makes 10 straight final fours for North Carolina field hockey. UNC won the national championship in the first year of that streak, and nothing since. With an undefeated season so far they are certainly the favorite to win it this season.
Earlier this week I sent an email to the athletic department and to Nancy Stevens congratulating them on a great season. I also shared some thoughts expressing my displeasure with the fact they were sent to Maryland. I can report they agreed and have reached out to the committee for an explanation as to their seeding.
As for the games today UNC as expected had a scrimmage vs that power house ACC team Wake Forest that Duke somehow couldn't figure out how to beat on their home field. The other half a predictable war that Maryland won 1-0 in OT vs Princeton.