The No. 4 North Carolina women’s soccer team (7-1-1, 0-1-1 ACC) matched up against the Virginia Tech Hokies (7-2-1, 1-0-1 ACC), and tied, 2-2.
The first bit of action came in the 6th minute when the Hokies were awarded a free kick just outside the box, but the attempt was controlled by UNC’s senior goalkeeper Claudia Dickey.
North Carolina senior midfielder Rachel Jones’ header found the target in the 11th minute but was saved by the Virginia Tech goalkeeper, Alia Skinner.
The Tar Heels maintained the attacking pressure with shots from sophomore Sam Meza in the 17th minute, sophomore Avery Patterson in the 19th minute and first-year Emily Colton in the 25th and 30th minutes, but Skinner was up to the task on each occasion.
The deadlock was broken in the 31st minute by Virginia Tech with a goal from sophomore Tori Powell.
Despite the deficit, North Carolina continued to pour on quality looks, this time by senior Rachel Dorwart in the 36th and 40th minutes, the latter of which may well have been their best of the half.
Offensive optimism notwithstanding, the first half ended 1-0 in favor of Virginia Tech.
As did the first, the second half began with a free kick near the edge of the box, but this time for UNC. However, Jones’ shot wasn’t enough to get past Skinner in the 50th minute.