With 11.91 points per game through 11 matches this season, the Tar Heels rank second in the nation in that category. In the past three games alone, including Friday’s 8-1 win over Longwood, UNC has scored 24 goals.
But behind yet another stellar defensive performance in Friday’s victory over the Lancers, the Tar Heels showed they’re not just a one-dimensional team.
Twenty-three of 30 players played in the blowout victory over the Lancers, but the Tar Heels’ defensive intensity never let up. The UNC defense kept the Longwood offense on its end of the field, barely allowing the Lancers any scoring opportunities.
By the end of the first half, UNC (11-1, 3-1 ACC) held a 7-0 lead over the Lancers and only allowed two shots — both of which came in the last minute of the half. Longwood (4-7, 2-2 Mid-American Conference) ended the game with only nine shots, compared to 29 for UNC.