The No. 1 women’s soccer team in the land came to Chapel Hill on Thursday night, and the No. 1 women’s soccer team in the land left Chapel Hill with its unblemished record still intact.
Top-ranked Florida State (10-0-0, 3-0-0) beat No. 13 North Carolina 1-0 Thursday night at Fetzer Field, a loss that both stung and proved valuable for UNC.
The Tar Heels (5-3-2, 1-2-1) outshot the Seminoles 14 to five — including seven to two shots on goal — and though they lost, they learned that they could hang with the best team in the country.
“We are leaving this game with the feeling that we can play with anyone,” head coach Anson Dorrance said. “Had we beaten them, we would have left this game with the feeling that we can beat anyone. There was no change in our psychological platform following the loss.”
UNC forced FSU goalkeeper Kelsey Wys to make seven saves, while the Tar Heels’ keepers had only one. UNC had four corner kicks, and the Seminoles had one.