As Ally Sentnor walked off Dorrance Field, a group of fans shouted, "You’re the GOAT."
The redshirt sophomore forward just laughed.
Later, when asked about her weak-footed goal to give North Carolina the lead in an eventual 3-1 victory over Towson to kickoff NCAA Tournament play, Sentnor instead wanted to talk about the play from sophomore midfielder Kate Faasse to set up the goal.
“She worked her butt to get to that end line and keep that ball in, so all credit to her,” Sentnor said. “I think just the unselfishness to cut that back was just incredible as well.”
Despite her deflection of praise, Sentnor was arguably the key factor in the win on Friday, recording a goal and an assist to help UNC overcome an initial 1-0 deficit. After Bella Sember tied the game up, Sentnor scored a left-footed goal in the 60th minute, putting the Tar Heels ahead. Later, in the 84th minute, Avery Patterson extended the lead to 3-1 with a header from Sentnor's corner kick.
Outside of UNC’s first-round victory, Sentnor’s impact on the team this season has been evident — North Carolina is 8-1-2 when Sentnor has recorded a point, but 3-0-6 when she's been held in check.