North Carolina had gotten close in recent years but hadn't broken through. With one moment of brilliance from Ben Speas, the Tar Heels saw it through and claimed its first national championship in 10 years.
Charlotte accepts its role as underdog in the championship match Sunday against top-seeded North Carolina. Just don't call the 49ers a Cinderella story.
Edward Aschoff talks with Charlotte defender Isaac Cowles after his game-winning penalty kick against Creighton to send the 49ers to Sunday's NCAA men's soccer national championship game....
Both matches went to double overtime and were finally won on penalty kicks. Charlotte edged Creighton before UNC eliminated UCLA. The winners meet Sunday for the national championship.