Syracuse (19-3) was defeated 6-1 by North Carolina, the overall No. 1 seed, 6-1 in the NCAA Field Hockey Championship Semifinal on Friday, Nov. 16. The Tar Heels avenged a 1-0 loss, their only of the season to the Orange in Syracuse, N.Y., on Sept. 1. Sophomore Lauren Brooks scored for Syracuse to take an early 1-0 lead. The Tar Heels scored three times in one minute and two seconds to take a 4-1 lead going into the half.
The Orange reached the NCAA semifinal for the second time in four years. Syracuse also made an appearance in 2008.