In a closely fought contest, seizing opportunities made all the difference.
The North Carolina women’s soccer team came up just short once more against Florida State, losing 2-1 in the ACC Tournament semifinals. But it wasn’t because the team couldn’t produce chances.
The third-seeded Tar Heels and second-seeded Seminoles both found numerous chances to put goals away, and in the end it was UNC’s inability to finish scoring opportunities that cost the team a crucial postseason victory.
Both teams took 15 shots, but the Tar Heels simply couldn’t find the mark. Only four of UNC’s shots were on goal, while the Seminoles put 11 of their 15 on frame, keeping both North Carolina goalkeepers busy all night.
This marked UNC’s second loss to Florida State this season, the first coming in Tallahassee, Florida on Oct. 11. While both games were lost by one goal, the Tar Heels competed on a different level Friday night.