Michigan field hockey loses in NCAA Tournament, U-M volleyball sweeps No. 16 Minnesota
There was no stirring comeback against North Carolina.
A day after the Michigan field hockey team overcame a 3-0 deficit to beat New Hampshire, top-ranked North Carolina eliminated the Wolverines from the NCAA Tournament in Chapel Hill, N.C., on Sunday.
The Tar Heels extended a 3-0 halftime lead at Francis E. Henry Stadium into a 5-1 victory that put them in the Final Four.
North Carolina (22-1) outshot Michigan 16-5 and led 5-0 before Aline Fobe put the Wolverines (15-7) on the scoreboard in the 70th minute.
Kelsey Kolojejchick scored twice for the Tar Heels, who will play UConn in a national semifinal on Nov. 18 in Louisville, Ky. Maryland and Old Dominion play in the other semifinal.
Michigan 3, Minnesota 0: Playing without starting outside hitter Alex Hunt, who was injured in warmups, the No. 24-ranked Wolverines swept No. 16 Minnesota in Minneapolis. Sophomore Lexi Erwin had 10 kills, eight digs and an ace for Michigan, which had lost six straight matches to nationally ranked Big Ten opponents this season, including a 3-2 decision against Minnesota on Oct. 7. (Details)