CARY — On a humid night at WakeMed Soccer Park, the No. 8 North Carolina women's soccer team defeated No. 19 Clemson, 1-0.
The Tar Heels (6-2, 2-0 ACC) dominated the first half of play, as they were able to keep the ball on the Clemson (6-3, 0-2 ACC) side of the field and put pressure on the Tigers' goalkeeper. The aggressive play from redshirt senior Joanna Boyles, first-year Sydney Spruill and junior Dorian Bailey wore the Tigers down as they continued to get corner kicks and balls entering the box.
In the second half, UNC continued to impose its will on the Clemson defenders and clearly looked like the more talented team but still couldn't find the back of the net.
However, as the sun went down and the fog rolled in, luck finally came for the Tar Heels.
In the 77th minute, sophomore Madison Schultz got off a shot from just outside the middle of the box and hit the crossbar dead center. The ball flew straight up in the air and landed on the head of a waiting Bailey, who flicked it in for a goal.