The No. 1 North Carolina women's soccer team (14-3, 7-2 ACC) blanked Miami (5-7-3, 2-6-1 ACC), 4-0 in Coral Gables, Fla. on Sunday.
After several minutes of little action, redshirt first-year Ally Sentnor kicked off scoring with a bang in the 10th minute. The forward wove through the Hurricanes defense and found a hole from just outside the 18-yard box, sending a rocket off her left foot and into the top left corner of the goal.
UNC smothered Miami with a high press, dominating possession by wearing down the outmatched Hurricanes midfield. Miami midfielder Lauren Meeks took the Hurricane's only shot of the first half in the 23rd minute.
Ten minutes later, the Tar Heels doubled their lead off a penalty kick. Miami defender Annie Blair was called for an illegal slide tackle inside the penalty box, and UNC senior defender Tori Hansen capitalized on the pen, placing the ball into the lower left corner.
North Carolina had two corner kicks in the final minutes of the half, but was unable to score off the set pieces and went into the break up, 2-0.
Junior forward Avery Patterson scored the team's third goal in the 54th minute, tracking down a well-placed cross by Isabel Cox and tapping the ball off her right foot into the bottom left corner of the net.
Soon after, UNC head coach Anson Dorrance plugged in the second unit. Graduate forward Rachel Jones scored the team's fourth goal in the 71st minute to bring the final score to 4-0.