Friday, September 24, 2010

No. 1 Carolina women give up three goals; lose at home

The rest of the country and the rest of the league may be catching up to the North Carolina women's soccer team. The No. 4 ranked Boston College squad beat Carolina 3-2 in Chapel Hill Thursday night.

The loss drops the Heels to 8-1-1 and 0-1 in the ACC while Boston College improves to 8-0-1 and 1-0 in the league.

The victory was the first in BC history against the Heels, who had won all 11 meetings between the two teams. Carolina, which has won 20 of the 28 NCAA championships in women's soccer, gave up three goals in a half for the first time since 1999 and lost their ACC opener for the first time since 2002. In those 20 national championship final victories the Heels have outscored their opponents 63-6.

"There's no way we can afford to give up three goals and expect to beat anyone, so I was certainly disappointed in that," UNC coach Anson Dorrance said. "But there were a lot of things I did like. [Boston College] had a veteran roster and I feel like for the majority of the game, we were riding them. If you look at the shot differential and corner kicks, we did some good things. So I was not entirely disappointed."

The Tar Heels host Virginia Tech Sunday at 1 p.m.

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