No. 3 North Carolina Hands Maryland 3-0 Loss In Women's Soccer

Oct. 24, 1999

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The No. 3 North Carolina women's soccer team topped Maryland 3-0 on Sunday afternoon before 1,832 enthusiastic fans at Ludwig Field. The Tar Heels ended Maryland's five-game winning streak and extended their own streak to nine consecutive wins.

The game pitted Maryland head coach Shannon Higgins-Cirovski against her alma mater, which she won four national championships with in the late 80s, and her mentor and former coach Anson Dorrance.

"I am very proud of the way our team played today," said Higgins-Cirovski. "We proved we can hang with this team with our performance. (Playing against UNC and Dorrance) is a friendly competition. I learned so much from them and have great deal of respect for Anson and the program."

The game was also the final regular-season home game for three seniors, Lindsay Basalyga (Cincinnati, Ohio), Emily Janss (Brandon, Fla.) and Jackie Mynarski (Somers, N.Y.). The trio has played in three consecutive NCAA Tournaments.

North Carolina (15-2 overall, 6-0 ACC) jumped out to a 1-0 lead as Anne Remy's shot deflected in off the right goal post at the 13:19 mark. The Tar Heels extended the lead to 2-0 as Jena Kluegel scored at 62:54 on a chip shot from about 25 yards out. Then Kim Patrick closed the scoring with a header from five yards out with 1:38 left in the second half.

The Tar Heels outshot the Terps, 13-4 and took 12 corner kicks, while Maryland had just one. In goal, Maryland's Ali Wolff (Richmond, Va.) made three first-half saves, while Riki-Ann Serrins (Mission Viejo, Calif.) made four in the second half.

Maryland falls to 8-8-1 overall, 3-2-1 in the ACC. The Terps return to action next Sunday afternoon as they travel to Tallahassee to face Florida State on Oct. 31 at 2 p.m in the regular-season finale.

Box Score

No. 3 North Carolina (15-2-0, 6-0-0 ACC)   1 2 -- 3
Maryland (8-8-1, 3-2-1 ACC)                0 0 -- 0
Scoring: North Carolina - Anne Remy (Lorrie Fair) 13:19, Jena Kluegel (unassisted) 62:54, Kim Patrick (Remy) 88:22. Maryland - none.

Goalies: North Carolina - Jenni Branam (90 minutes, 2 saves, 0 goals allowed). Maryland - Ali Wolff (45 minutes, 3 saves, 1 goal allowed), Riki-Ann Serrins (45 minutes, 4 save, 2 goals allowed).

Yellow Cards: North Carolina - none. Maryland - none.

Team Stats: North Carolina - Shots 13, Corner Kicks 12, Saves 2, Fouls 7, Offsides 7. Maryland - Shots 4, Corner Kicks 1, Saves 7, Fouls 10, Offsides 1.

Attendance: 1,832.