The Tar Heels lost 14-13 at Maryland three weeks ago and hope to reverse that result on Sunday.
The Tar Heels lost 14-13 at Maryland three weeks ago and hope to reverse that result on Sunday.
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Tar Heels Face Terps For ACC Title
Release: 04/28/2013
CHAPEL HILL - Third-ranked and second-seeded North Carolina will look to win its second Atlantic Coast Conference championship when it faces top-seeded and top-ranked Maryland on Sunday in Chapel Hill.  

The Terrapins and Tar Heels will meet for the ACC title for the fourth year in a row when they take the draw just after 5 p.m. at Fetzer Field in Chapel Hill.  The Terps won the first three such meetings against UNC and have won four ACC titles in a row overall.  Carolina won its only conference championship in 2002.

The Regional Sports Network (which includes Fox Sports South, Fox Sports Florida, Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic and NESN) will televise the game live.  The contest also can be seen online on ESPN3. Visit the ACC's Tournament Central page for more information.

The Tar Heels are the host school for this year's Tournament and advanced to Sunday's final with a 16-6 win over third-seeded Boston College in Friday's semifinals.  Maryland beat fifth-seeded Virginia, 13-9, in Friday's first semifinal.  Three weeks ago in College Park, the Terrapins beat the Tar Heels in a 14-13 thriller.

UNC is making its eighth appearance in the ACC championship game.  The Tar Heels are 1-6 in their previous seven appearances, winning in 2002 and losing their last four.

Carolina is ranked third nationally in the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association and deBeer/Inside Lacrosse media polls this week.  With a 4-1 ACC record, the Tar Heels have the No. 2 seed in this weekend's tournament behind Maryland (5-0), which is No. 1 in both national polls.

Carolina (14-2) has won 14 of its last 15 games, winning 11 in a row before a loss at Maryland on April 6.  The 11-game winning streak matched the second-longest in program history.  

UNC has an all-time record of 14-15 in ACC Tournament play and captured the ACC title in 2002. The Tar Heels are making their fourth consecutive appearance in the ACC Tournament championship game and their seventh overall (1998, 2000, 2002, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013). UNC is 1-6 in ACC Tournament finals, winning in 2002 over Maryland and losing in 1998 (to Virginia), 2000 (to Maryland), 2007 (to Virginia), 2010 (to Maryland), 2011 (to Maryland) and 2012 (to Maryland).

Maryland leads the all-time series with North Carolina, 20-10.  

On Sunday, Carolina will be playing Maryland in the ACC Tournament championship game for the sixth time and the fourth year in a row.  The Tar Heels are 1-4 in the previous five such meetings, winning in 2002 in Durham, N.C., and losing in 2000 and 2010 in College Park, Md., in 2011 in Cary, N.C., and in 2012 in Durham, N.C.

The Tar Heels have a 2-7 record against Maryland overall in ACC Tournament games (UNC wins in 1998 and 2002 and losses in 1999, 2000, 2003, 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2012).  Maryland has won the last five ACC Tournament meetings between the two schools.

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