CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.– Tyler Engel’s first half goal was good enough to give No. 17 North Carolina a 1-0 victory at No. 11 Virginia Friday night.
UNC (7-3-5, 4-1-5 ACC) won its fourth-straight ACC match and also put an end to Virginia’s 11-match unbeaten streak.
The Tar Heels shut out the Cavaliers (8-4-4, 3-3-4 ACC) with some suffocating defense. The victory ties Carolina with Clemson for fourth in the ACC standings.
For the second-straight match, UNC scored early to gain momentum. The Tar Heels maintained an 8-4 advantage in shots on goal.
UNC returns home to host the final two regular season games of the season against Georgia State and N.C. State.http://chapelboro.com/sports/unc-sports/tar-heel-mens-soccer-gets-key-acc-road-win/
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.– No. 17 UNC men’s soccer takes to the soccer pitch Friday night in a pivotal ACC match against the eleventh-ranked Virginia Cavaliers in Charlottesville.
Carolina is fifth in the ACC standings with a 3-1-5 record and has Virginia nipping at its heels in sixth position with a 3-2-4 mark. The Tar Heels have won three straight ACC matches and appear primed for another possible postseason run.
Carolina has yet to lose a road match this season, but Virginia’s high-octane scoring attack that ranks ninth nationally will test the resolve of the Tar Heels.
The 7 p.m. ACC contest can be viewed on the ACC Digital Network.