College championships this week

May 10, 2021
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College championships this week
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🏑Field hockey: Behind a clutch overtime goal from junior Erin Matson (her second of the game!), No. 1 North Carolina defeated No. 2 Michigan in a thrilling 4–3 contest for the national title last night. North Carolina is 65-1 in their last three seasons, winning three straight national titles. Talk about dynasty.

🏐Beach volleyball: In a battle of LA’s best, No. 2 USC defeated reigning champ No. 1 UCLA 3–1 yesterday to give the Trojans their third beach volleyball national championship. USC’s duo of Sammy Slater and Julia Scoles delivered the final blow, when Slater served this ace to secure the title. (Southern) California girls women, they’re undeniable.

⚽️Soccer: The women’s soccer semifinals are set. After advancing on penalty kicks, No. 1 Florida State kicks things off against unlikely underdog Virginia on Thursday at 6 p.m. ET. The other semi features two teams who advanced behind narrow 1–0 wins, with No. 2 North Carolina taking on No. 11 Santa Clara Thursday at 8:30 p.m ET. Can’t wait.

🏈Football: Don’t call it a comeback. No. 2 Sam Houston rallied from a 21-point deficit to earn their 38–35 win over No. 3 James Madison in yesterday’s FCS semifinal. Meanwhile, No. 1 South Dakota State pummelled Delaware 33–3 en route to clinching South Dakota’s first ever FCS national title game appearance. A brand new winner will be crowned Sunday at 2 p.m. ET.