The No. 2 North Carolina women’s soccer team lost on the road to No. 1 Stanford 2-1 in overtime on Sunday night. The loss puts the team at 5-2-1 on the season, and is its second loss in a row. With the win, Stanford improved to 6-0 on the season.
Both teams started out slow with no goals in the first half. Stanford took eight shots on the goal, compared to UNC’s three.
UNC started senior Samantha Leshnak at goalie in the first half, but subbed in first-year goalie Claudia Dickey in the second. At 62:41 in the second half, Sophia Smith scored for Stanford with a curled shot inside the post. UNC made five substitutions before its last one — Brianna Pinto — led to getting on the scoreboard, the first goal of her career, to tie the game with 13 minutes left on the clock. After two failed shots by Stanford and three by UNC, the teams went to overtime.
Stanford scored a close-range goal within a minute and thirty seconds of overtime, ending the game with Dickey in goal for the Tar Heels.