No. 13 Men's Soccer Falls to No. 4 North Carolina, 2-1
Nov. 27, 2005
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – North Carolina’s Ben Hunter scored two goals in a three-minute span in the second half to lift the No. 4 seeded Tar Heels over No. 13 Virginia, 2-1, Sunday afternoon at Fetzer Field in NCAA men’s soccer third round action. The Cavaliers finished their season 12-5-3 while North Carolina (16-3-3) advances to the NCAA quarterfinals to take on SMU.
“I was very proud of our effort today,” Virginia head coach George Gelnovatch said. “When we fell behind, we kept our composure and battled back. I was proud of that.”
The Cavaliers out-shot the Tar Heels, 15-6, and attempted 10 corner kicks in the second half. Yannick Reyering scored his 14th goal of the season at the 88:40 mark pulling UVa within, 2-1. Reyering headed in a ball in traffic in the box.
North Carolina struck first at the 60:31 mark. Hunter was fouled right outside the box. He converted a goal off the free kick putting UNC ahead, 1-0. UNC added to its lead in the 63rd minute. Corey Ashe crossed a back a ball to a streaking Hunter. He knocked in his 13th goal putting the Tar Heels ahead, 2-0.
Virginia and North Carolina played to a scoreless tie in the first half. North Carolina recorded six shots in the half. Ryan Burke (Cumberland Foreside, Maine) made four saves to lead the Virginia defense.
The Cavaliers ended up out-shooting the Tar Heels, 18-12, and holding a 12-10 advantage on corner kicks in the game. UVa took 10 corner kicks in the second half.
Burke finished with seven saves. UNC’s Justin Hughes played 90 minutes in goal for the Tar Heels and had seven saves.