After scoring just two goals in the past five games, the North Carolina men’s soccer team found success against Boston College, stringing together passes and possessing the ball until opportunities were available.
UNC (4-2-5, 1-1-5 ACC) capitalized early, and staved off a late charge from the Eagles in a 2-1 win — the team’s first against a conference opponent.
Redshirt senior Josh Rice said the team played as well as it had all season in the first half.
“It was fluid and it felt good to possess the ball for 10 or 15 passes and be on the same page with a lot of other teammates,” Rice said. “With the exception of maybe one or two other games that was maybe the only time it’s happened this season.”
UNC jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the 12th minute when junior forward Tyler Engel scored off of a pass from midfielder Alex Olofson.