The No. 3 North Carolina women’s soccer team (14-2-1, 9-0-0 ACC) beat Miami, 2-0, on Sunday to clinch the ACC regular season title.
North Carolina had an early advantage in shots over the Hurricanes (5-9-3, 2-6-1 ACC). A corner kick in the fifth minute produced two shots on goal — but yielded no results. The first half was shot-heavy with several offensive attacks by the Tar Heels. Junior Bridgette Andrzejewski sent a header shot high in the 15th minute. Forward Alessia Russo flicked a ball past her defender and took a shot in the 16th minute that hit the right post. Russo took another shot wide in the 21st minute.
Junior Zoe Redei scored the first goal of the game off an assist by midfielder Alex Kimball in the 41st minute by chipping a ball over the keeper’s head to deflect off the back post in, finally putting the Tar Heels on the scoreboard. First-year Rachael Dorwart took two more shots before the end of the first half. UNC went into halftime with 13 shots and five corners.
In the 59th minute, Andrzejewiski played a ball across the box which sophomore Sydney Spruill finished for her first goal of the season. The Tar Heels did not slow down after scoring their second goal. North Carolina took 23 shots in the second half.