The North Carolina women’s soccer team proved Sunday afternoon that not only can it defeat top-level teams like No. 22 Wake Forest, but it can also come from behind to prevail, even when the offense is struggling to score.
No. 5 UNC fought back from a first-half deficit to defeat the Demon Deacons 2-1 in overtime and clinch home-field advantage for the ACC Tournament quarterfinals.
“In every respect, I loved the game,” coach Anson Dorrance said. “I loved that we faced some adversity by going down a goal. I love the fact that we demonstrated some resilience by getting back in the game with the tying goal.
“I love the fact that we went to overtime with a really aggressive positive attitude to try to win it. And we did.”
Despite the Tar Heel offense piling on pressure the entire game and tallying 19 total shots, the Demon Deacons needed just one opportunity to gain the early lead, and scored on their first shot of the game in the 28th minute.