For the first time in history, the matchup between the No. 18 North Carolina women’s soccer team and No. 13 Clemson ended in a tie Sunday. Despite early scoring by both teams in the first half, the two sides were unable to score again, taking the game all the way through double overtime to a 1-1 finish.
North Carolina (6-2-2, 1-1-1 ACC) was the first team on the scoreboard early in the 24th minute after forward Annie Kingman deflected a shot off the post and into the net to put her team up 1-0.
Clemson (8-2-1, 2-0-1 ACC) wasn’t far behind. In the 32nd minute, the Tigers knotted it up after a header was knocked off goalie Lindsey Harris.
The concluding periods of the game were highlighted by strong defensive performances. Both teams threatened with aggressive offenses, but neither could score. Clemson outshot North Carolina 18-16, though the Tigers only had a slight edge with shots on goal — finishing with seven shots on goal to North Carolina’s six.
Who stood out?
Annie Kingman, the only Tar Heel to score through the game's four periods, was a bright spot in the offense. Kingman was an offensive spark in the first half, scoring UNC's lone goal in the 24th minute.