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Back lines front and center for UNC, Penn State

Updated: December 1, 2012, 10:52 PM ET
By Graham Hays

SAN DIEGO -- Down to their last options, two teams found their last lines of defense.

A wealth of attacking talent will be on the field Sunday when No. 1 Penn State plays No. 2 North Carolina (ESPNU, 4 p.m. ET) for the national championship in women's soccer. No team scored more goals this season than Penn State, its lineup led by electric talents such as midfielder Christine Nairn and forwards Maya Hayes and Mallory Weber.

North Carolina, which scored nine goals in one ...

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