|UNC (16-2) vs. Virginia (12-8)|
|When: May 14, 2017 - 1 p.m.|
|Where: Fetzer Field, Chapel Hill
|NCAA Seeds: UNC is the No. 2 seed.|
|Series: UNC leads, 23-13|
♦ Atlantic Coast Conference champion North Carolina (16-2), the defending NCAA champion, will begin its 2017 NCAA Tournament road as the No. 2 seed against Virginia (12-8) on Sunday May 14 in Chapel Hill at 1 p.m. at Fetzer Field.
♦ The Tar Heels will host Sunday's second round game against the Cavaliers, which beat Elon, 11-9, on Friday evening in Chapel Hill.
♦ Sunday's game will be streamed live by ESPN3.
♦ Maryland is the No. 1 overall seed, followed by No. 2 seed UNC and No. 3 seed Florida. Penn State is the No. 4 seed, Princeton is No. 5, Syracuse is No. 6, Penn is No. 7 and Stony Brook is No. 8. ACC schools Virginia, Boston College, Notre Dame and Louisville made the field as unseeded teams.
♦ The NCAA semifinals and final will be played on May 26 and 28 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass., home of the NFL's New England Patriots.
♦ Carolina is the two-time defending Atlantic Coast Conference champion and has won three consecutive ACC regular season titles. Two weeks ago in Richmond, Va., UNC swept Duke, Boston College and Syracuse to win its second ACC Tournament in a row.
♦ UNC beat Virginia and Elon two months ago in the regular season in Chapel Hill, topping the Cavaliers, 21-11, on March 11 and the Phoenix, 15-5, on March 14. Both of those games were played at Fetzer Field.
♦ Carolina is ranked No. 3 in the nation in the IWLCA coaches poll and No. 2 in the Cascade media poll this week. Virginia is No. 13 and No. 16, respectively, in the same two polls. Elon is No. 20 in both polls.
♦ UNC is 8-2 against IWLCA-ranked opponents this season.
♦ Carolina has won 33 of its last 35 games.
RECENTLY IN THE NCAA TOURNAMENT
♦ The Tar Heels are 20-6 in the NCAA Tournament since 2009 and 12-2 since 2013, winning two national championships.
♦ In its last eight NCAA Tournament appearances, Carolina has:
♦ Advanced to the NCAA semifinals six times (2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016)
♦ Reached the NCAA championship game four times (2009, 2013, 2015, 2016)
♦ Won two NCAA championships (2013, 2016)
CAROLINA'S NCAA TOURNAMENT HISTORY
♦ UNC is 29-16 all-time in NCAA Tournament games and is making its 19th NCAA appearance.
♦ The Tar Heels have made nine semifinal appearances (1997, 1998, 2002, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016), including six in the last eight years. UNC has reached the NCAA title game four times, winning twice (2013, 2016).
♦ Carolina is 20-2 at home in NCAA Tournament games, losing only in 2000 to Loyola and in 2014 to Virginia. UNC has won 19 of its last 20 home NCAA Tournament games.
♦ UNC is 14-1 with 14 consecutive wins in the NCAA Tournament second round.
♦ The Tar Heels are 9-8 in NCAA Tournament quarterfinal games and have won six of their last eight quarterfinals, beating Notre Dame in 2009, Virginia in 2010, Loyola in 2011, Virginia in 2013, Penn State in 2015 and Notre Dame in 2016 while losing at Syracuse in 2012 and at home to Virginia in 2014 during that stretch.
♦ Carolina is 8-2 in quarterfinal games played in Chapel Hill. The Tar Heels are 1-6 in NCAA quarterfinal appearances played on the road.
♦ The Tar Heels are 2-2 in NCAA championship games, beating Maryland in 2013 and 2016 while losing to Northwestern in 2009 and Maryland in 2015.
♦ Head coach Jenny Levy has led Carolina to 19 NCAA Tournament berths, including 13 in a row. Levy's 29 NCAA Tournament wins rank fourth in the history of the sport.
♦ Carolina is making its 19th NCAA appearance in 22 years as a varsity program (since 1996).
♦ UNC is a top-five seed in the NCAA Tournament for the ninth year in a row.
SERIES HISTORY VS. VIRGINIA
♦ North Carolina leads the all-time series with Virginia, 23-13, including a 21-11 Tar Heel win in Chapel Hill earlier this season.
♦ Carolina has won 12 of the last 13 installments in the series.
♦ The Tar Heels lead, 13-4, in games played in Chapel Hill.
♦ UNC leads the series, 6-2, in NCAA Tournament meetings (UNC wins in 1997, 2002, 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2013 and UVA wins in 2007 and 2014).
♦ Carolina head coach Jenny Levy played at Virginia from 1988-92, where she was a teammate of UVa head coach Julie Myers. Levy was a two-time first-team All-America attacker (then known as Jenny Slingluff). She was the Most Outstanding Attacker of the 1991 NCAA Tournament, leading the Cavs to their first-ever NCAA championship by scoring three goals in the title game.
THIS SEASON VS. UVA: UNC 21, VIRGINIA 11 (March 11, 2017)
♦ Carolina opened the second half with an 8-0 run and defeated Virginia, 21-11, on March 11 at Fetzer Field.
♦ Molly Hendrick finished the day with six goals, five of them in the second half. Marie McCool and Sammy Jo Tracy scored four each, and Ela Hazar had two to go with her team-high five assists. Maggie Bill and Kara Klages added two goals each and Carly Reed had one.