WILLIAMSBURG, VA – The No. 1 UNC men’s soccer team took care of business with a 2-0 road win at William & Mary Tuesday night.
North Carolina (5-1-0) wasted no time jumping out in front by scoring on its first shot of the match to take a 1-0 lead on Tyler Engel’s second goal of the year.
Omar Holness began the scoring play with a corner kick, Andy Craven gently nudged the ball towards Engel and he deposited the ball past the Tribe keeper.
William & Mary (2-4-0) had four shots in the opening half, and its best chances came midway through the stanza. A giveaway by the Tar Heel defense allowed Jackson Eskay the opportunity to make a play, but his shot from distance rolled harmlessly into the hands of UNC keeper Brendan Moore.
Carolina’s leading scorer Andy Craven added to his season total with his fourth goal at the 29:48 mark. Rob Lovejoy sent a pass from the right flank to Craven. He held off his defender, then turned and fired a shot into the lower left corner for a 2-0 Tar Heel advantage.
Moore made three saves on the night for his fourth consecutive clean sheet. The Tar Heels have not allowed a goal the entire month of September, or the last 419:12 of game action.
UNC led 19-7 in shots and 7-3 in corner kicks against the Tribe.
Carolina jumps back into ACC play at Duke on Friday at 7:00 p.m., and you can watch it on ESPN3.