The North Carolina men’s soccer team (2-0-3, 0-0-2 ACC) drew, 1-1, against No. 10 Notre Dame (4-1-2, 1-0-1 ACC) in its second conference game of the season Friday night at Dorrance Field.
UNC entered the game with a strong and aggressive offense that showcased intricate ball movement in each play, led by graduate forwards Quenzi Huerman and Martin Vician.
Immediately, within the first two minutes of the half, Vician was able to utilize this style to get a shot off. However, UNC's first real chance came in minute four when the ball met the feet of graduate forward David Bercedo, who fired off a sharp shot in the direction of junior midfielder Andrew Czech. Czech, however, was unable to finish the chance after Notre Dame goalkeeper Bryan Dowd grabbed the ball midair.
Huerman also consistently took powerful shots throughout the game, contributing greatly to UNC’s aggressive offensive effort. His fourth shot of the game, which was saved by Dowd, was followed minutes later by a retaliation from junior midfielder Ahmad Al-Qaq and Vician, who went on to score UNC’s first, and only, goal of the night.