Friday, October 1, 2010

Tar Heel women's soccer blanks State 3-0

North Carolina's speed, depth and quick ball movement wore down N.C. State in the second half and the Tar Heels went on to a 3-0 victory in Raleigh tonight.

Carolina held a 1-0 lead at the intermission against the gritty Wolfpack squad after a Kealia Ohai goal from a sharp side angle. The Heels had numerous opportunities to score before that one finally went in.

In the second half, it was apparent that the Tar Heels were getting stronger and the Wolfpack was getting weaker.

Carolina took a 2-0 advantage with 26:33 left when Courtney Jones blasted one to the back of the net from well beyond the box.

About eight minutes later, Carolina went up 3-0 as Rachel Wood headed in a corner kick.

The No. 3 ranked Tar Heels outshot the Pack 19-6 including a 10-2 advantage in the second half. UNC's goalies had four saves while State's Kim Kerm made eight saves against the aggressive Heels.

Carolina moves to 10-1-1 and 2-1 in the ACC while State falls to 7-5 and 1-2 in the ACC.

The rivalry showed when a bank of State fans in bleachers near the goal harrassed Jones, who had been physical in attacking the net. Two student fans were escorted out. Moments later Jones answered the taunts with that long, powerful goal. When Wood scored to make it 3-0, she looked toward that group of State fans and mockingly cupped her ear toward them.

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