The No. 18 North Carolina women’s soccer team bounced back from last week’s loss and earned a 3-0 victory at Pittsburgh.
The match was delayed 90 minutes due to weather, but the Tar Heels (9-3-3, 4-2-2 ACC) emerged from the gates firing. They were the aggressor from the outset, outmatching the Panthers (2-13-1, 1-7 ACC) with a 6-1 shots advantage in the first half.
In the 16th minute of play, Bridgette Andrzejewski took on her defender, crossed over to her right foot and finessed a shot past the Pittsburgh goalkeeper from 22 yards out. It was the first-year’s seventh goal of the year and fifth in ACC play.
In the second half, North Carolina presented a more composed, controlled attack, capitalizing on a plethora of scoring opportunities.
After a Pittsburgh turnover, midfielder Megan Buckingham one-touched the ball past the goalkeeper in the 53rd minute. A few minutes later, Ru Mucherera notched her second goal of the season from 25 yards out, knocking the ball into the upper-left corner of the net.