The North Carolina women's soccer team defeated the Clemson Tigers, 1-0, in the third round of the NCAA Tournament at Fetzer Field on Sunday.
Sunday's matchup was just as tight as the first time the two sides faced off. Both teams had a handful of half-chances in the first 45 minutes, but neither team could break through.
UNC's best chance of the first half came in the fifth minute. After receiving the ball on a short corner, junior midfielder Buckingham lofted a cross to the far post. Sophomore Julia Ashley was waiting there, but opted to put a boot on the ball instead of her head and lifted it high over the bar.
Clemson almost struck first in the 27th minute, when redshirt senior Jenna Polonsky got to the ball in the Tar Heel box. She got off a shot, but it was saved by a North Carolina defender before it could fins the back of the net.
UNC controlled the game for the final 15 minutes of the first half but couldn't finish. The Tar Heels only outshot the Tigers, 7-6, in the first half, but looked like the more dangerous side in the first 45.