Tar Heels Shut Out Penn State Field Hockey Team in Championship Rematch
Sept. 13, 2008
WEST CHESTER, Pa. - The North Carolina field hockey team defeated Penn State 4-0 Saturday in a rematch of the 2007 NCAA National Championship on the campus of West Chester University, holding the Nittany Lions to three shots on goal.
Ilse Davids and Danielle Forword had three points apiece as the Tar Heels shut out the Nittany Lions for the third time in two years.
Less than seven minutes into the game, Britt van Beek put No. 3 North Carolina on the scoreboard with an unassisted goal. Ten minutes later, Elizabeth Stephens deflected a cross from Illse Davids to give the defending national champions a two-point cushion against No. 11 Penn State.
North Carolina had an 18-5 advantage in shots and slighted Penn State 6-5 in penalty corners.
Jen Beaumont (Chalfont, Pa.) made a season-high 11 saves in the loss.
The Tar Heels won the 2007 championship in a 3-0 victory over the Nittany Lions at College Park, Md.