CHAPEL HILL – Carolina overpowered Notre Dame to a 4-2 win earning the 700th victory for the Men’s soccer program in a battle of top 5 ranked teams last Friday Night.
Over 2,800 fans packed into Fetzer Field to watch the top matchup
Coach Carlos Somoano had high praise for the fans and said, “I think we won a home game because we had a crowd come in and (they) just pushed us to it.”
Coming into the match, No. 2 ranked Notre Dame had given up three goals all year and the No. 3 ranked Heels had only given up just two goals.
The Fighting Irish of Notre Dame opened up the scoring on a Jon Gallagher goal in the 16th minute, but Carolina would answer back strongly with a goal by Colton Storm assisted by David October in the 20th minute.
Tucker Hume came on as sub and hit a firecracker from outside the 18 with three seconds remaining in the half marking the third time this year Carolina has scored in the last five seconds of the first half.
Alan Winn followed up with two goals, assisted by Zach Wright, Colton Storm and Raby George, in the second half to extend the Tar Heel lead to 4-1.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n08sX9KR6yM
A Jon Gallagher (ND) goal followed by two goals by Alan Winn (UNC)
North Carolina Coach Somoano spoke highly of the team chemistry.
“We can work on offense all we want but we can’t work on putting a team together and making them play for each other,” said Carolina head coach Carlos Somoano.
The Tar Heels will look to build on this team chemistry Monday night against North Florida and Friday night against Duke in Chapel Hill.