CARY — The No. 3 North Carolina men's soccer team triumphed over the No. 16 Notre Dame Fighting Irish, 3-0, on Friday night in an ACC coastal division match-up.
The game got off to a sluggish start as neither team could muster a shot on goal until the 34th minute.
Sophomore midfielder Cam Lindley stepped up to take the corner. He rocketed a pass right in front of the net to redshirt sophomore Jelani Pieters, and Pieters drilled a header into the back of the net for a Tar Heels goal.
Another opportunity to score came with only seconds remaining in the first half. Senior midfielder David October was fouled right outside of the penalty box, and the Tar Heels were awarded a free kick. Due to the shortage of time, the Tar Heels had to rush a free kick that resulted in a shot just wide of the goal by senior forward Alan Winn.
As a result, the Tar Heels took a 1-0 lead into halftime after controlling much of the first half.