Women's Soccer ACCtion: Friday, November 2
Nov. 2, 2007
The battle between a pair of Top 10-ranked women's soccer teams at Fetzer Field Friday night was more than worth the price of admission. Before 3,783 delirious fans, No. 4 North Carolina defeated No. 6 Virginia 1-0 on a golden goal by sophomore Casey Nogueira with 30 seconds left in the first overtime period.
The game had everything a soccer fan could want -- brilliant defense on both sides, a host of dangerous opportunities in the penalty areas for both squads, shots that were denied by crossbars and posts, stellar goalkeeping from each team and 100 minutes of well-played soccer.
With the win the Tar Heels ended the season on an eight-match winning streak and they will go into the ACC Tournament next Wednesday in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., as the No. 1 seed. Coach Anson Dorrance's charges are 15-3 overall and 9-1 in the ACC. Remarkably, the Tar Heels have gone 4-0 in ACC overtime games this campaign,, including three on the road. The Tar Heels finished 6-1 in their ACC schedule in game decided by one goal.