The No. 21 North Carolina men’s soccer team continued its recent struggles on Tuesday night at Campbell University, tying the unranked Camels 1-1 in double overtime after a grueling 110 minutes of play.
The Tar Heels came out strong offensively, earning four corner kicks and firing off two shots within the first 15 minutes of play. It was North Carolina’s inability to capitalize on these opportunities throughout the game that ultimately decided the game.
After the initial onslaught by the Tar Heels, Campbell began to settle in and produce some goal scoring opportunities of its own. The Camels were able to capitalize in the 20th minute on their first earned corner kick, finishing a lofted cross with a low header that bounced off the wet turf and through the legs of senior midfielder, Jack Skahan.
North Carolina wasted no time in equalizing the score. In an exhibition of excellent passing, junior Alex Rose sent the ball over to Skahan at the top right corner of the box who immediately sent it back into the center. Without taking a touch to collect it, Rose struck the ball low and hard towards the Campbell goalkeeper. The ball deflected off the keeper and slowly dribbled past the goal line to give Rose his seventh goal of the season in the 23rd minute.