CHAPEL HILL Top-ranked Virginia defeated fourth-ranked North Carolina 2-0 Sunday afternoon in women’s soccer.
Virginia has won its first 16 games of the season and is 10-0 in the ACC as the Cavaliers close on clinching the regular-season championship and the top seed in next month’s ACC tournament. Both teams played without their leading scorers as Virginia’s Morgan Brian and North Carolina’s Crystal Dunn were playing with the U.S. national team against Australia in San Antonio, Texas.
North Carolina is 13-3 (7-3 ACC) and needs a win in any of its final three regular-season games (vs. Clemson, at Wake Forest, vs. Duke) to clinch the home-field advantage for the ACC tournament quarterfinals Nov.3.
North Carolina’s four shots equaled the fewest in a game ever taken by the Tar Heels.
Appalachian State 0, Furman 0 (2OT): Megan Roberson made three saves for the host Mountaineers (6-5-4, 3-1-4 Southern) and Rose Hull made four for the Paladins (11-3-2, 5-1-1).
Elon 4, Davidson 2: The visiting Phoenix (10-2-4, 4-1-2 Southern) scored two goals in the first three minutes. The Wildcats fall to 5-9-3, 3-4.
Wofford 1, Western Carolina 0: Katherine Whisenhunt scored in the 64th minute for the visiting Terriers (7-3-4, 3-1-3 Southern). The Catamounts fell to 7-3-4, 3-1-3.
Wake Forest 1, Clemson 0: Riley Ridgik scored her seventh goal of the season for the visiting Deacons (9-4-2, 4-4-2 ACC). The Tigers drop to 7-5-4, 4-4-2.
East Carolina 1, Florida Atlantic 0: Skylar Poole netted her third goal of the season in the sixth minute for the hosts (6-8-2, 3-4-0 Conference USA). Florida Atlantic is 3-9-4, 1-3-3.
Coastal Carolina 1, Radford 0: Ricky Garbanzo (Rock Hill Northwestern) scored during the 31st minute for the sixth-ranked Chanticleers (11-2-0, 6-0-0 Big South). Coastal Carolina’s 10-game winning streak currently is the longest in the nation. Radford dropped to 4-5-3, 2-3-1.
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