TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Third-ranked Florida State defeated fifth-ranked North Carolina 1-0 in womens soccer action Wednesday night at Seminole Soccer Complex.
The Tar Heels dropped their second straight 1-0 match and fell to 7-2 overall on the season and 1-2 in the ACC. The Seminoles improved to 7-0-2 overall and 2-0-1 in the ACC.
Although the Tar Heels outshot the Seminoles 17-10 and had an edge in corner kicks 8-2, it was all for naught as the Seminoles beat Carolina for the third straight time in the series. Each of those three wins by the Seminoles have come by 1-0 scores.
The deciding goal came late in the contest after the Tar Heels were called for a handball near midfield. On the quick restart, Florida State pounced on the UNC mistake. Jamia Fields scored for the Seminoles from 18 yards out on the right side of the pitch, curling a crossing shot into the upper left corner of the goal in the 83rd minute.
Kelsey Wys made nine saves for Florida State, her most of the season and the most she has had since recording seven in a 1-0 Florida State win over the Tar Heels on Sept. 27, 2012.
The Tar Heels will travel to Miami on Thursday in advance of a game against the Hurricanes on Sunday at 1 p.m. at Cobb Stadium.
Duke: Perfect Game named three Duke baseball players junior right-handed pitcher Andrew Istler, redshirt junior first baseman Chris Marconcini and junior reliever Sarkis Ohanian to its annual Cape Cod League Top Prospect List.