North Carolina's 3-2 loss to Notre Dame marked the third time in the last four years that the Tar Heels had lost at home in the third round or quarterfinals of the NCAA Division I Women's Tournament.
The Tar Heels, winners of 18 of the first 25 NCAA championships, had never previously lost before the semifinals. YEAR OPPONENT (SCORE)
George Mason (0-2) final 1995
Notre Dame (0-1) semifinals 1998
Florida (0-1) final 2001
Santa Clara (0-1) final 2002
Santa Clara (1-2) semifinals
Santa Clara (0-1) third round 2005
*Florida State (1-1, 4-5 PKs) quarterfinals 2007
Notre Dame (2-3) third round
*considered a tie.