NORFOLK, Va.–No. 3 UNC will be facing Connecticut Friday at 4:45 p.m. in an effort to advance to their fourth straight national championship field hockey game.

The Tar Heels have finished as national runner-ups the past three seasons and will be hoping to recapture the title they won back in 2009.

Carolina is 18-5 on the season. The winner of the UNC-UCONN battle will face the victor between Duke and Maryland on Sunday.

Five Carolina players will finish their careers this weekend in Norfolk: seniors Meghan Drake, Sinead Loughran, Rachel Magerman and Marta Malmberg, and MBA student Janne Grove.