CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina — The University of Notre Dame women’s soccer team faced off with its third top-10 opponent on the road in as many weeks in the fourth-ranked Tar Heels. North Carolina scored in the first half and got two more in the second half to defeat the Irish, 3-0.
How it Happened
The Irish went on the attack early and got a chance in the second minute after they earned the first corner of the game. Shannon Hendricks sent a high kick towards the back post and Alexis Martel-Lamothe got her head on it. She aimed it inside the post but the Carolina keeper made the save.
North Carolina took the lead in the 28th minute, capitalizing on a rebound. Brooke Littman made a great save on a point blank shot from Ru Mucherera but the rebound went right to the foot of Andrzejewski. She tucked it in the back of the net for the first goal of the afternoon.
In the second half, North Carolina added another goal in the 61st minute, right before the majority of the starters from both teams re-entered the game. The Tar Heels sent a low cross towards the middle of the box and Brianna Pinto back-heeled it inside the left post for the goal.
The Tar Heels scored in the 75th minute after Lotte Wuben-Moy converted from the spot to increase the Carolina lead.
Coming Up Next
The Irish return home to kickoff a three-game homestand starting on Friday, October 4. ACC play continues as the Irish welcome Syracuse to Alumni Stadium for a Friday night match under the lights. First touch is set for 7 p.m. ET and it will be broadcast on the ACC Network Extra.