The Tar Heels will face assistant coach Katrina Dowd and the U.S. National Team on Sunday in Florida.
The Tar Heels will face assistant coach Katrina Dowd and the U.S. National Team on Sunday in Florida.
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Tar Heels To Face U.S. Nat'l Team
Release: 01/21/2014

CHAPEL HILL -- The defending NCAA champion North Carolina women's lacrosse team will face the U.S. National Team on Sunday in the Champion Challenge in Florida.  The Tar Heels will play the national team at 11 a.m. at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Fans can watch the game live online on ESPN3.

The ninth annual Champion Challenge—a US Lacrosse event showcases current NCAA champions against the U.S. Men's and Women's National Teams.  General admission tickets for the exhibition are $16.50 for adults (ages 10 and up) and $11.50 for children (ages 3-9).

Team USA will face the Tar Heels and NCAA runner-up Maryland over the weekend. The U.S. training squad will be split in half to compete in two contests each against UNC and Maryland.

The national team includes attacker and UNC assistant coach Katrina Dowd, as well as former Tar Heels defender Amber Falcone, Jenn Russell and Kristen Carr, all of whom won gold medals at the 2013 World Cup.  

Dowd and Falcone both grabbed All-World honors for their strong performances at last summer's World Cup tournament, with Dowd scoring a record 26 goals in the event.

After Sunday's exhibition in Florida, Carolina will complete its exhibition season with scrimmages against Delaware and James Madison on the Duke University campus in Durham, N.C., on Sunday Feb. 2.  Those contests will start at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., respectively.

The Tar Heels will being their 2014 regular season on Feb. 8 against Florida at Fetzer Field at noon.


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