PITTSBURGH, Pa. No. 11 North Carolina received an early goal from Cooper Vandermaas-Peeler and that was more than enough for a 1-0 win at Pittsburgh Saturday night.
In the first meeting between the two programs in men's soccer, Carolina improved to 6-3-5 overall and 3-1-5 in the ACC and remains in fifth place in the league standings with 14 points.
Carolina scored on its first shot of the match in the 7th minute to take an early 1-0 lead. Vandermaas-Peeler took a ball at the top corner of the box and fired a shot into an open net near the far-left post.
UNC keeper Brendan Moore made his only save before halftime in the 42nd minute off a shot from Ryan McKenzie.
Longwood 2, Winthrop 1: Several missed opportunities for a two-goal lead came back to haunt the Winthrop men’s team as it gave up two goals in the final 21 minutes to fall at Longwood on Saturday in BSC action.
The winning goal came with 26 seconds to play as Anthony Ugorji picked up a pass that squeezed through the Eagles’ defense and dribbled toward goal.
Once in the box, Ugorji took a shot that deflected off Winthrop’s Jon Simic as he came in for the tackle and spun around Fabian Broich and into the right corner.
Georgia State 2, App State 1: The Mountaineers (3-6-6) fell for the second time in as many games in the state of Georgia.
The Panthers (8-7-1) were able to get on the board first in the 14th minute of the game. Aaron Jones put a free kick off of the crossbar, which allowed Stephen McGill to put a header on the rebound and got it past Danny Free.
Winthrop 2, Radford 1: Despite an equalizing goal from junior Grace Radler, Winthrop fell to 11-4-1, 7-3 Big South, while Radford remained atop the BSC rankings with a 13-2-1, 9-1 Big South record.
The teams both had five shots on goal, but Radford got on the board first with a penalty kick.
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