North Carolina wins 2016 NCAA Division I Women’s Lacrosse championship

The North Carolina Tar Heels are national champions.

On Sunday afternoon, the Tar Heels women’s lacrosse team claimed the 2016 NCAA Division I Women’s Lacrosse Championship by upending the Maryland Terrapins, 13-7.

North Carolina is the 2016 NCAA Division I Women's Lacrosse National Champion! #ncaaWLAX pic.twitter.com/abg3MbZ1gs

— NCAA Lacrosse (@NCAALAX) May 29, 2016

This is the second national championship for the UNC women’s lacrosse team, with their first coming in 2013. Maryland jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the game, but six straight goals from the Tar Heels gave them the insurmountable lead.

Things really heated up for North Carolina in the second half, after scoring two quick goals to extend their lead.

Two goals in 15 seconds for the Tar Heels as Reed and Messinger score. UNC leads Maryland, 9-6! (20:24, 2nd). pic.twitter.com/sQixNvPL4r

— NCAA Lacrosse (@NCAALAX) May 29, 2016

The most impressive performer of Sunday’s national championship matchup was Molly Hendrick, who netted a hat trick for the Tar Heels to give them the final advantage.

Hat trick for Molly Hendrick as she puts North Carolina up 13-7 (7:11, 2nd). pic.twitter.com/XhhHW1A467

— NCAA Lacrosse (@NCAALAX) May 29, 2016

Congratulations to the North Carolina women’s lacrosse program.

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*Featured Photo (above) credit to Twitter/@NCAA_Lax