WSOC No.3 Dominates with 2-1 Lead Over South Carolina in First Half

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UNC Women’s Soccer Triumphs in Top 10 Clash

COLUMBIA, S.C. – UNC women’s soccer team claimed a 2-1 win over South Carolina, securing its second top-10 victory of the season. The Tar Heels maintain an undefeated record of 5-0-2, handing the Gamecocks their first defeat of the season.

Match Highlights

How It Happened:

  • Avery Patterson scored her third goal this season, putting UNC ahead in the fifth minute.
  • The Tar Heels increased their lead 30 minutes later, as a swift play from Melina Rebimbas positioned Tori Dellaperuta to score her third goal of the season.
  • Despite a struggle from South Carolina to counteract North Carolina’s mounting pressure during the first half, UNC held a 9-3 advantage in shots heading into the break.
  • In the second half, the Gamecocks managed to score a goal five minutes into the frame through Shae O’Rourke.
  • Despite facing increasing pressure, the Tar Heels attempted 10 shots during the second half.
  • UNC’s defense successfully held off South Carolina from capitalizing on its four second-half corner kicks.

Inside the Stats

  • The Tar Heels limited South Carolina to a season-low eight shots and three shots on target.
  • All seven of UNC’s opponents have been held to 10 shots or fewer this season.
  • UNC’s Emily Colton, Patterson and Olivia Thomas each fired three shots.
  • Emmie Allen made one save for UNC while Heather Hinz had three for South Carolina.
  • Dellaperuta and Patterson now lead the team with three goals each.

What’s Next for UNC Women’s Soccer?

The third-ranked Tar Heels continue their Southeastern Conference road trip with a match against #12 Alabama on Sunday, Sept. 10. The game will be broadcasted on ESPNU.

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