The UNC women’s soccer team (9-2, 2-1 ACC) defeated Boston College (4-4-3, 0-3 ACC) in a 3-0 victory that puts it in good territory for the ACC title.
The game started off with a bang as UNC forward Ally Sentnor attempted two shots in the first 3 minutes, both of them out on the right side. The Tar Heels’ aggressive streak continued at about minute fourteen as junior forward Avery Patterson attempted a shot. She took it from inside the penalty box with too much power, causing the ball to go above the center of the net.
Boston College’s first shot came at in the twenty-sixth minute from first-year midfielder Sophia Lowenberg, which was saved in the bottom left by UNC keeper Emmie Allen.
UNC fired back with three more unsuccessful shots as the clock wound down in the first half. The Tar Heels kept possession of the ball for most of the half, but inaccuracies kept them from officially leading for most of the first period.
Everything changed at around minute forty-three when junior Talia Dellaperuta's shot was rebounded by first-year Kate Faasse for the first goal of the game. This was Dellaperuta’s first game of the season, and Faasse’s second goal. Faasse made the goal from the right side of the penalty box diagonally into the bottom left side of the goal.
Boston College attempted to answer with one last shot a minute before halftime by Lowenberg, which was again saved by Allen for a nail-biting end to the first half.
The action continued when UNC scored its second goal a minute and a half into the second period on a penalty kick. Senior defender Tori Hansen made the shot, which came by a handball penalty from Boston College.
Less than two minutes later, UNC scored again. After a few failed shots, Patterson scored from the edge of the goal into the center of the net, assisted by senior forward Isabel Cox. Boston College was unable to respond, taking only two shots in the second half, allowing UNC to obtain the 3-0 victory.