Maryland field hockey tops North Carolina 3-2 OT

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LOUISVILE, Ky. (AP) — Maryland won its eighth NCAA Division I field hockey national title with a 3-2 overtime victory against No. 1 North Carolina in rainy conditions on Sunday.

The No. 4 Terrapins (19-4) defeated the Tar Heels (23-2) for the second straight year. Maryland topped North Carolina 3-2 in double overtime in last year's title game.

Sophomore Jill Witmer scored the game-winning goal for Maryland at the 10:09 mark at Trager Stadium in Louisville, Ky.

Down 2-0, Maryland orchestrated a late rally, scoring two goals in the last four minutes of regulation. Maryland freshman Katie Gerzabek scored a goal off an assist from junior Harriet Tibble to cut the deficit to 2-1 with 3:46 left in the game.

Senior Jemma Buckley tied it 2-2 with a penalty corner with no time left on the clock.

Senior Elizabeth Stephens score both goals for the Tar Heels.

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