After its Friday game against Florida Gulf Coast was canceled, the No. 9 North Carolina women’s soccer team defeated Florida Atlantic on Sunday, 3-2, with a golden goal by first-year Zoe Redei.
North Carolina struck first when first-year forward Bridgette Andrzejewski put the Tar Heels up 1-0 in the 17th minute.
Florida Atlantic (2-2) equalized 10 minutes later on a goal from Asta Arnadottir. It was the first goal the Tar Heels (3-0) had allowed this season.
In the second half, it looked like the two teams were going to quietly head to extra time with one goal apiece. But after a 30-minute rain delay with two minutes left in regulation, each team scored in the span of a minute. Andrzejewski scored her second goal for the Tar Heels in the 88th minute, and Sammy Rowland scored in the 89th minute for FAU to tie it up and send the game into extra time.
In the second period of overtime, Redei struck gold with a goal three minutes in, allowing North Carolina to escape the weekend unscathed.