Exhibition play got off to a good start Thursday for the sixth-ranked UNC women’s soccer team, which traveled to Raleigh and picked up a 3-2 win over the rival NC State Wolfpack.
Rain on Wednesday postponed the match to Thursday morning, but it didn’t seem to bother the Tar Heels–who played very sharp on the offensive end.
UNC tallied 13 shots in the match compared to just four for the Wolfpack.
It was NC State, however, that opened the scoring with a goal from Ricarda Walkling less than three minutes into the match.
Dorian Bailey converted a penalty attempt before halftime to tie things up, before second-half goals from Julia Ashley and Annie Kingman gave the Tar Heels a comfortable lead they’d hold onto the rest on the way.
The Wolfpack did manage to trim the deficit in half in the 75th minute, though, when Tziarra King finished off a successful breakaway attempt.
UNC will now get ready for its second, and final, exhibition of the season when it heads to Durham on Sunday to face No. 3 Duke in a match that won’t begin until 10 p.m.
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