Coach Anson Dorrance had one message for his No. 7 North Carolina women’s soccer team ahead of Sunday’s game against Fresno State: score.
And that they did, racking up seven goals — a higher mark than the Tar Heels reached in any game in 2014 — in the team's 7-0 win against the Fresno State Bulldogs on Sunday at Fetzer Field.
Before two minutes ticked off the clock, senior midfielder Katie Bowen made a beautiful pass to Summer Green for an easy finish. Green wouldn’t stop there, as she scored on a 25-foot unassisted goal just minutes later to extend the Tar Heel lead to two.
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UNC peppered Bulldog goalkeeper Nicole Theroux with shot after shot in the first half. Theroux saw seven shots on target but only managed two saves as the Tar Heels blew the game wide open.
With the score at 5-0 to begin the second half, Dorrance flexed his bench.