CHAPEL HILL Two games into the ACC schedule and second-ranked North Carolina is still looking for its first conference win.
The Tar Heels (2-0-2, 0-0-2 ACC) and 18th-ranked Maryland played to a 2-2 draw Friday night at Fetzer Field. Each team scored a pair of goals in the first half, but couldn’t find the game winner over the final 65 minutes of play.
“To get a tie on the road against UNC is very good but I felt we probably deserved better,” Maryland coach Sasho Cirovski said. “Unfortunately, giving away a penalty kick for the third time in five games I think that put us in the hole a little bit.”
Charlotte 0, Alabama-Birmingham 0: The 49ers opened play in the Soccer for a Cure Classic with a scoreless draw. Giuseppe Gentile had two shots on goal and keeper Klay Davis had one save.
Duke 1, Va. Tech 1: Sebastien Ibeagha got a shot from point-blank range in the fourth minute, but that proved to be the only goal for Blue Devils (2-1-2, 0-1-1). Virginia Tech (2-1-1, 1-0-1) used late heroics to force the tie with a penalty kick save from Kyle Renfro in the 78th minute and an 88th minute goal from Robert Alberti.
Wake Forest 3, Virginia 2: The Demon Deacons scored three goals in the first 55 minutes and held off a Virginia comeback attempt in the final 10 minutes to improve to 3-1-0 overall and 2-0-0 in league play.
Luca Gimenez had a three-point night for the Deacs with a goal and an assist, while Andy Lubahn continued to lead the team in points with a pair of assists.
Winthrop 2, Mercer 1: Achille Obougou took care of all Eagles’ scoring in their first game of the Mercer Classic. Obougou’s decisive goal came midway through the second half to keep the Eagles (3-0-1) undefeated.
James Madison 3, Charlotte 2: After two goals in the first 12 minutes of the second half, Charlotte couldn’t muster another at Transamerica Field. Charlotte ended up with a 7-3 corner-kick advantage, 5-1 in the second period.
Winthrop 2, Davidson 1: After a scoreless first half, Winthrop scored twice in a 13-minute span to prevail. Krystyna Freda had the game-winner off assists from Grace Radler and Macey Bosley. Dani Johnson had the lone goal for Davidson (0-4-3) on a penalty kick in the 55th minute.
Gardner-Webb 3, Chattanooga 0: Sophomore forward Shelby Hooe contributed to three Gardner-Webb goals, and Tori James scored her first college goal in second match of the 2013 Under Armour Border Classic in Boiling Springs.
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