CHAPEL HILL–Carolina posted a 1-0 victory over South Florida at Fetzer Field Thursday night to move on to the second round of the NCAA Men’s Soccer Tournament.
The Tar Heels improved to 9-5-5 on the season and will now travel out west to play No. 12 seed UC Irvine on Sunday at 5 p.m.
Omar Holness scored the only goal of the match at the 3:27 mark, and the Tar Heels sealed the win with their trademark shutdown defense.
All-ACC goalkeeper Brendan Moore made two saves to up his clean sheet total to 10 on the year. He leads the conference in that statistic.
UNC maintained a 10-5 shot advantage and had seven corner kicks while USF only had four. With the win, Carolina improved to 30-17-6 in the NCAA Tournament and 11-1-4 record at Fetzer Field dating back to 2008.