Women's Soccer NCAA ACCtion: Saturday, November 24
Nov. 25, 2007
North Carolina's fourth-ranked women's soccer team suffered only its seventh NCAA Tournament loss in history Saturday afternoon as it fell to No. 11 Notre Dame 3-2 before 2,202 fans at Fetzer Field. Carolina saw its season end at 19-4-1 while Notre Dame advances to the NCAA Tournament quarterfinals next weekend by improving to 18-4-2.
It was only the seventh Carolina loss in NCAA Tournament history as UNC falls to 94-7-1 in NCAA play. It marked the third time in the past four years that Carolina has been eliminated from the NCAA Tournament on its home field in either the third round or quarterfinal round.
Notre Dame took control of the game early by scoring back-to-back goals only 14 seconds apart in the first half. Brittany Bock scored her 15th goal of the season at 12:41 on a header off a flip throw-in by Michele Weissenhofer. Just 14 seconds later Weissenhofer stole a back pass by defender Ariel Harris intended for goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris that the UNC sophomore goalie was not able to hang on to. Weissenhofer scored into the empty net for her sixth goal of the season.