The 10th-ranked UNC men’s soccer team earned a tough 2-1 road victory over the Pitt Panthers on Saturday night, after sophomore midfielder Cam Lindley scored on a magnificent shot from 30 yards out to put the Tar Heels ahead in the second half.
Lindley intercepted an errant clearing attempt by the Pitt defense in the 53rd minute, and promptly blasted the ball into the far left corner of the net.
UNC (4-1, 1-0 ACC) then managed to hold tight the rest of the way, despite Pitt (2-3, 0-1 ACC) posting a total of 14 shots in the game.
Jelani Pieters scored the Tar Heels’ first goal of the evening–and his fourth of the season–in the 11th minute, but the Panthers were able to tie things up shortly after on a goal from Edward Kizza.
Kizza’s goal was Pitt’s first against UNC in five head-to-head meetings all-time.
The Tar Heels will host William & Mary at Wakemed Soccer Park in Cary on Wednesday. That match is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.
Photo via Jeffrey A. Camarati (UNC Athletics)