Third-seeded North Carolina scored eight second-quarter goals and cruised to a 19-12 win over visiting Colgate in an NCAA Division I tournament first-round game Sunday.
The Raiders (10-6) had the final three goals of the first period to grab a 4-3 lead. But the Tar Heels (13-3) responded by outscoring Colgate 8-2 to make it 11-6 at halftime.
Colgate rallied again in the third quarter, scoring three straight and then the first goal of the fourth to pull within 15-12. But the Tar Heels, led by four-goal games from Joey Sankey and Luke Goldstock, closed out the win decisively.
They will face sixth-seeded Maryland in the quarterfinals Sunday in Annapolis.