In a season of title chasing, the North Carolina women's soccer team broke an undesirable five-year streak.
The No. 8 Tar Heels were shut out in a 3-0 blowout at the hands of Southern California Sunday afternoon in Los Angeles. It was the most goals UNC has allowed in a regular season loss since losing to Texas A&M 4-3 in overtime in 2011.
The Trojans (5-2-0) were head and shoulders above the Tar Heels (5-1-1) from the beginning of the game, netting a header from Morgan Andrews off a corner kick in the fifth minute.
The Trojans continued their offensive dominance with a 29th-minute goal off the foot of Katie Johnson who took a pass and buried it in the far side of the goal, out of range of UNC keeper Lindsey Harris.
The Tar Heels drew a blank offensively, costing them a shutout in the first loss of the season. They were saved from further damage in the 86th minute when a Trojan penalty kick was called back after the shot was put in off of a rebound from the post, untouched by a goalkeeper.