At College Station, Texas, Jessica McDonald scored in the third minute and North Carolina won its second consecutive NCAA championship on Sunday with a 1-0 victory against Stanford in the Women's College Cup final.
The Tar Heels (23-3-1) earned their 21st national title (20 NCAA, one AIAW) and their sixth NCAA crown since 1999. They recorded their 10th shutout in 11 games.
Stanford (25-1) failed in its bid to join North Carolina as the only teams to finish a perfect season - no losses or ties - with a championship. The Tar Heels have done that four times (1991-93, 2003).
- The Associated Press