Top-ranked North Carolina took care of business Tuesday night with a 2-0 nonconference men’s soccer victory over William & Mary.
North Carolina (5-1) jumped in front by scoring on its first shot, which produced Tyler Engel’s second goal of the year. Omar Holness began the scoring play with a corner kick, Andy Craven gently nudged the ball toward Engel and he deposited the ball past the Tribe goalkeeper.
William & Mary (2-4) had four shots during the opening half, and its best chances came midway through. A giveaway by the Tar Heels defense allowed Jackson Eskay the opportunity to make a play, but his shot from distance rolled harmlessly into the hands of North Carolina goalkeeper Brendan Moore.
During the 26th minute, the Tribe put together a nice passing sequence that saw a low-driving service skim into the 18-yard box, but Moore again was in place to keep the home team off the scoreboard.
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Andy Craven added to his team-leading total with his fourth goal at the 29-minute, 48-second mark. Rob Lovejoy sent a pass from the right flank to Craven. He held off his defender, then turned and fired a shot into the lower left corner for a 2-0 advantage.
Moore made three saves for his fourth consecutive shutout. The Tar Heels have not allowed a goal this month, or the past 419:12.
UNC Wilmington 1, Campbell 0: Collin Bonner’s header at 68:48 was all of the offense the Seahawks (4-1-1) needed to win at Campbell (3-1). Redshirt freshman Matthew Mozynski made four saves, all during the first half, to prevent UNC Wilmington from adding to its lead.
A counterattack during the 67th minute gave the Camels their strongest chance of the night to pull ahead. Sophomore Tunji Osifeso took a solo run into the middle of the field that drew out the goalkeeper before playing the ball to freshman Bradley Farias, who found himself alone on the right side just outside the penalty box. Campbell’s leading scorer fired a blast on the open net but hit the crossbar for a goal kick to the Seahawks.
Sophomore Tunji Osifeso had Campbell’s last chance to equalize, during the 84th minute, but his attempt went wide left.
No. 14 Wake Forest at No. 25 Davidson: Because of adverse weather conditions, the men’s game was postponed. A makeup date has yet to be determined.