East Chapel Hill got a wake-up call and a 3-0 PAC-6 win Monday at Northern Durham.
East's Sierra Lindquist assisted on the game's first goal, scored by Brynn Donnelly just three minutes into the contest at Armstrong-Hill Soccer Stadium, then added one herself off an assist from Donnelly in the 68th minute.
Neely Holroyd added a goal for East Chapel Hill (10-1-1, 7-0-0 PAC) on a free kick with 24.8 seconds left after she was tripped just outside the arc of the penalty area.
Beaten 5-0 just four days before on East Chapel Hill's home field, Northern's Ladies (5-5-0, 3-2-0) thought they had tied the game at 1-1 off a corner kick in the eighth minute, but a linesman ruled the lofted ball had curled over the end line before arching back into play.
"We scored just minutes into the game, and we weren't taking Northern lightly, but we may have relaxed a little bit and thought everything was going to be easy," East Chapel Hill coachAustin Collins said. "Northern always plays us tough, especially at home, so that was a good wakeup call for us."
Lindquist's goal was her 11th in 12 games, while Donnelly's assist was her eighth of the season -- both of those being team highs for East Chapel Hill
Tuesday's win put the Wildcats even farther ahead of Durham Jordan (9-3-1, 4-1-0) and third-place Northern in the PAC-6 standings.
East plays Hillside, Person and non-conference archrival Chapel Hill before traveling May 6 for its regular-season finale at Jordan. The Falcons were undefeated (4-0-0) at home heading into Wednesday's PAC-6 game with Durham Riverside.