In a time long, long ago UNC women’s lacrosse lost a game. Charlotte North was still at Duke and a global pandemic was the last thing on people’s minds. On Friday, May 24th, 2019 the UNC Tar Heels took on the Boston College Eagles for a chance to play for the National Championship. In the regular season, the Eagles beat UNC 14-8 handing UNC their first and only loss at the new Dorrance Field on UNC’s campus. UNC is 28-1 on Dorrance Field. UNC got their revenge in the ACC Tournament that was held on Boston College’s campus (15-13). The trilogy concluded in what many have said is the best women’s lacrosse game in history.

UNC jumped out to a 6-0 lead only to find BC claw back and take a 10-9 lead early in the 2nd half. The teams traded blows going back and forth until the end of regulation when the score was 14-14. In the second overtime, Sam Apuzzo scored unassisted and vaulted the Eagles to the National Championship game for the second year in a row in which they lost to Maryland.

To say that Boston College team was stacked would be an understatement. Sam Apuzzo,¬†Dempsey Arsenault and¬†Kenzie Kent were all All-Americans with over 50 goals on the season. An argument could be made that it was the best offensive team in women’s college lacrosse history. Well, until 2021 when Jenny Levy built the Dream Team in Chapel Hill.

It has been 27 games since the Tar Heels suffered that defeat on May 24th, 2019. On Friday, May 28th, 2021 the Tar Heels will once again take on the Eagles in the Final Four for a chance to play for a National Championship. The Eagles are looking to go to their third straight National Championship game and the UNC Tar Heels are looking to complete a perfect season and win their third National Championship.