The No. 5 North Carolina women’s soccer team maintained its perfect ACC record on Sunday evening, winning 2-0 at No. 15 Wake Forest.
The two sides traded chances early in the first half. Two minutes in, UNC’s Alea Hyatt nearly scored on a header, but her attempt was cleared at the goal line.
The Demon Deacons (9-3-2, 3-2-1 ACC) challenged in the 14th minute, but UNC keeper Samantha Leshnak handled Sarah Medina’s shot from inside the 18-yard box to keep the score level.
The Tar Heels (10-2, 6-0 ACC) finally broke through midway through the first half when Alessia Russo beat the keeper to Bridgette Andrzejewski’s cross, knocking in the game’s first goal and giving UNC a 1-0 lead.
The Tar Heels nearly added to their advantage late in the first half, but Zoe Redei’s attempt sailed wide of the goal and the lead stayed 1-0 at halftime.