The North Carolina men's soccer team defeated UNC-Asheville, 7-0, on Tuesday night at Fetzer Field.
From the opening whistle, North Carolina dominated the flow of the game. The Tar Heels (9-2-1, 3-1-1 ACC) scored in the first minute of the game on a goal from junior forward Zach Wright.
Things kept getting worse for UNC-Asheville (4-10, 3-1 Big South) as the Tar Heels added three more first half goals.
Junior forward Alan Winn scored in the 15th minute, and in the 23rd first-year defender Mauricio Pineda put one home.
In the 32nd minute, senior defender Walker Hume headed a great ball to Pineda, who slammed it into the back of the net for a 4-0 lead. In the 44th minute Winn had another good opportunity near the top of the box, but his shot went wide of the near post.
In the 50th minute, the Bulldogs had a good opportunity on a header off a set piece, but redshirt sophomore keeper James Pyle made a strong save to preserve a clean sheet.
In the 73rd minute, junior midfielder David October sent a great ground cross into the box and first-year midfielder Jeremy Kelly slotted it home to make it 5-0. In the 82nd minute, Pineda scored his third goal of the evening and fourth of the season.
In the 84th minute, sophomore forward Nils Bruening scored his sixth goal of the season on a header to make it 7-0. That lead held the rest of the game as the Tar Heels finished off a dominating performance with their largest win of the season.