NEWTON, Mass.– The road trip up to Boston College was a success for the Tar Heel women’s soccer team. Carolina got what they wanted: a win. But it was not without a fight.
The Eagles are always up to the challenge against the defending national champion Heels and Sunday’s match was witnessed by 1,500 fans. But UNC escaped with their third straight 1-0 victory over the team from Chestnut Hill.
Senior midfielder Crystal Dunn fed Kelly McFarlane for a score 64:48 into the contest. McFarlane broke free and netted the game-winning shot from 12 yards outside the goal, her first of the season.
The Tar Heels have now won five in a row and currently have a 12-2 record overall with a 6-2 mark in the ACC. Boston College dropped to 7-7 overall and 4-5 in conference play.
Thursday, Carolina returns home to face off against Syracuse at 2 p.m. in the comfortable confines of Fetzer Field.http://chapelboro.com/sports/unc-sports/defending-ncaa-champs-continue-rolling
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass.–No. 6 North Carolina finally grabbed its first conference win of the season. Claiming a 2-1 victory at Boston College Saturday night from Newton Campus Field in Chestnut Hill, the Tar Heels managed to avoid overtime.
Tyler Engel netted the first goal for the Tar Heels and senior Josh Rice added a second to give Carolina a 2-0 lead that they never relinquished.
UNC, now 4-2-5 on the season and 1-1-5 in the ACC, was able to gain some much needed traction in the offense Saturday night.
Boston College dropped to 5-4-2 overall and 3-3-1 in the ACC. The Eagles attempted to rally late in the second half, but Carolina held on for the victory as BC was unable to push in the tying score.
Carolina keeper Brendan Moore made three saves to secure the victory. The Tar Heels will next host Syracuse Friday at 6:30 p.m. on ESPN3.http://chapelboro.com/sports/unc-sports/no-6-mens-soccer-secures-maiden-acc-win
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass.– The No. 6 North Carolina Tar Heels face a road challenge against the Eagles of Boston College Saturday night.
Coming off a stinging overtime loss at home to Clemson, Carolina currently sits at 3-2-5 overall and 0-1-5 in conference.
Shockingly, the Tar Heels are somehow still in search of their maiden victory in the ACC. And maybe it will come against a BC squad with which Carolina sports an 8-3-1 all-time series record against dating back to 1981.
Despite their anemic offense, the Tar Heels can lean on their superb defensive play. UNC has only sacrificed seven goals, and that ranks second in the entire ACC.
Goalkeeper Brendan Moore still leads the conference in both save percentage at 84.1 percent and shutouts with five.
The game at Chestnut Hill will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday.http://chapelboro.com/sports/unc-sports/tar-heels-trek-to-chestnut-hill-for-soccer-rebound