In a thrilling battle on Wednesday night at Wakemed Soccer Park in Cary, the No. 8 UNC men’s soccer team outlasted the William & Mary Tribe by a score of 3-2–thanks to a pair of goals from senior forward Alan Winn.
Winn opened up scoring in just the fourth minute of the game, as he made a slick move to receive a long pass and dribble past the opposing goalkeeper for an easy goal.
Then later on–not long after the Tribe’s Antonio Bustamente tied the game at 2-2 in the 69th minute and handed momentum to the visiting side–Winn responded with what ultimately would become the game-winner.
Despite missing UNC’s first three games with an injury, the senior upped his goal tally to three for the season–placing him second on the Tar Heels (5-1) behind teammate Jelani Pieters.
Although UNC controlled the action for most of the night, William & Mary (2-2-2) put forth a valiant effort against a team stacked with a lot more talent.
The Tribe manufactured 12 shots altogether during the game, and tied for the most goals scored by a Tar Heel opponent so far this season.
UNC now must move on to its next challenge, which will come in the form of a rivalry match against No. 23 Duke on Saturday.
Photo via Jeffrey A. Camarati (UNC Athletics)