The No. 2 North Carolina women’s soccer team continued its strong season with a 1-0 win on the road over Clemson on Sunday afternoon.
Midfielder Dorian Bailey wasted no time in getting the first shot of the game for UNC (8-2-1, 3-0 ACC). The senior’s shot was blocked, but it set the tone for the contest, as the Tar Heels outshot their opponent, 11-6. In the 9th minute, goalkeeper Claudia Dickey saved her lone shot of the half, on an attempt from Clemson (7-4, 2-1 ACC) defender Dani Antieau.
UNC countered the failed attempt with two shots in the next four minutes, but the shots did not prove fruitful. In the 25th minute, midfielder Rachel Jones broke the ice with her second goal of the season. The first-year stole the ball from a Tiger defender, dribbled into the box and fired a shot for the lone goal of the game.
Neither side managed another attempt on frame until the 34th minute of the match, when midfielder Morgan Goff saw her shot sail wide of the net. The Tar Heels marched into the intermission with a 1-0 lead, having outshot the Tigers, 6-1.