While the North Carolina men's soccer team's 3-0 shut-out victory against Georgia Southern Friday night appeared to be a step in the right direction, players and coaches believe there is still room for improvement.
Though the Tar Heels performed better statistically compared to their draw against VCU last Sunday, sophomore midfielder Ernest Bawa was not pleased with the team’s performance or his individual game. Bawa scored the lone goal last Sunday and then had one goal and one assist against Georgia Southern.
Despite his personal accomplishments, he knows the team still has another level to reach.
“To be honest with you, I think we took a step back today as our coach was saying in the locker room," Bawa said. "I don’t think we are anywhere near our potential right now. We’re not happy with our performance and I think it’s up to us to make it up starting from practice tomorrow.”
Bawa was the first to score for UNC, putting a goal on the board with just three minutes left in the first half. His teammate, junior midfielder Cameron Fisher, also had one goal and one assist on the night.
Though Fisher was happy with his abilities to convert opportunities and assist his teammates throughout the game, he criticized the team’s slow first half performance.