North Carolina Defeats Maryland 3-1 In ACC Women's Soccer Championship
Nov. 2, 2005
CARY, N.C. - Three first half goals in the first 10 minutes was all North Carolina needed to down Maryland 3-1 in the first round of the 2005 ACC Women's Soccer Championship Wednesday evening at the SAS Soccer Complex in Cary, N.C. Senior Kacey White tied an ACC Tournament individual single game record with three assists and Lindsay Tarpley scored the first two goals of the game to lead North Carolina to victory.
It took the Tar Heels just 59 seconds to score the game's first goal as Tarpley tallied her seventh of the season. Tarpley collected a cross at the middle of the box and deposited the ball into the lower left corner of the net for an early 1-0 North Carolina advantage. Elizabeth Guess and White were credited with an assist on the play.
Tarpley countered with her second goal of the evening in the eighth minute as the senior forward one-timed a pass off a give and go from White. The goal was Tarpley's eighth of the season.
Less than three minutes later, North Carolina would add its third goal of the evening when Jaime Gilbert notched her eighth tally of the season. Guess sent a cross through the box which Gilbert one-touched passed the Terrapin keeper for a 3-0 Tar Heel lead. White also picked up an assist, her third of the night, tying an ACC individual, single game record for assists in a match. On the play, White also moved into a tie for fifth all-time for career assists in ACC Tournament play with six.
Maryland got on the board in the 70th minute as Ashly Kennedy put home her own rebound off a Terrapin corner for her second goal of the season. Senior Kimmy Francis sent the corner into the box which Kennedy initially headed on goal but was saved by the Tar Heel defense. Kennedy collected the rebound and finished the play cutting UNC's lead to 3-1.
The Terrapins Nikki Resnick posted nine saves in goal, while Aly Winget collected two stops in net for the Tar Heels.
The win moves North Carolina to 18-1-0 on the season and into the semifinals where they will face the winner of Duke/Boston College on Friday, November 4 at 5:00 pm. With the loss, Maryland falls to 5-11-3 on the season.