CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Kealia Ohai scored a pair of goals and Crystal Dunn added her third goal of the weekend as No. 1 North Carolina defeated Virginia Commonwealth 4-0 Sunday in womens soccer.
Ohai, a senior forward from Draper, Utah, had the game-winner in the 23rd minute and then added an insurance goal in the 69th minute.
Paige Nielsen also scored for the Tar Heels, and Dunn dribbled through several defenders to score unassisted in the 73rd minute.
Sophomore midfielder Caroline Lindquist and freshman midfielder Cameron Castleberry each posted their first points with assists in the match.
UNC outshot the Rams 30-4 and had a 14-1 edge in corner kicks. Coach Anson Dorrance played all 26 players who dressed for at least 10 minutes each.
Emma Kruse played the whole way in goal for Virginia Commonwealth and made nine saves. Three Tar Heels shared the shutout and each made one save. Bryane Heaberlin started and played 45 minutes, followed by Anna Sieloff with 35 minutes, 25 seconds, before freshman Lindsey Harris saw her first action with 9:35 of play.
UNC improved to 2-0 on the weekend, coming off its 2-0 win against No. 9 Santa Clara on Friday. VCU fell to 0-2.
The first good scoring chance of the match came with 25:21 left in the first half as Sharon Wojcik corralled a ball after a corner kick and had an excellent chance from about 12 yards out on the left side of the box. But her hard shot was gobbled up by Heaberlin.
After the missed chance by the Rams, the Tar Heels capitalized less than three minutes later as Ohai scored her first goal of the season.
The Tar Heels finished the half with a 13-3 edge in shots.
The Tar Heels will return to the pitch Friday when they will host to the Carolina Nike Classic at Fetzer Field.
Duke will meet Kennesaw State at 2:30 p.m. followed by a match between North Carolina and New Mexico at 5 p.m.
Seventh-ranked Duke (1-1) dropped a 1-0 road decision Sunday at South Carolina as the Blue Devils closed a season-opening road trip that featured a 1-0 victory over 12th-ranked Texas A&M.
The Blue Devils had one of their best chances of the first half in the 33rd minute, when Kim DeCesare headed in her first shot of the match. The shot was saved by goalkeeper Sabrina DAngelo.
N.C. State: Jackie Stengel scored on a header off a Jennie Krauser cross with 44 seconds remaining in regulation to lift the Wolfpack to a 3-2 win against Longwood in N.C. States home opener. Jessica Baity scored the game's first goal and Shelli Spamer put N.C. State ahead 2-1 on a penalty kick with 10 minutes remaining.
Wake Forest: Senior Katie Stengel capped off an impressive weekend with two goals against Alabama to help lead No. 15 Wake Forest to a 3-0 home win against the Crimson Tide.
East Carolina: Goals less than three minutes apart late in the match and a penalty kick with a second left led to a wild finish that ended in a 1-1 draw between the Elon and visiting East Carolina.