Terps Lose 3-0 At No. 2 North Carolina
Oct. 1, 2006
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Heather O'Reilly scored a goal and assisted on two others to lead the second-ranked North Carolina Tar Heels to a 3-0 victory over the Maryland Terrapin women's soccer team Sunday afternoon at Fetzer Field in Chapel Hill, N.C.
The loss dropped the Terps to 4-6-1 on the season, 0-3-0 in the ACC, while the Tar Heels now stand at 12-1-0 on the year with a 4-0-0 record in conference play.
O'Reilly gave Carolina the lead in the 14th minute of the game when she scored her sixth goal of the season, bending the ball into the lower left corner of the Maryland goal.
Maryland would hold the Tar Heels to that lone goal in the first half, but UNC scored shortly after halftime to go up 2-0 on the Terps. O'Reilly picked up the assist on the play by crossing the ball into the box from the left side, where Sterling Smith headed the ball into the goal for her fourth goal of the year.
Smith scored her second goal of the game on another header in the 87th minute to close out the scoring.
Senior goalkeeper Nikki Resnick, who leads the ACC in saves per game, made nine stops against the Tar Heels.
Maryland begins a two-game home stand on Thursday, October 5, with a 7:00 p.m. game against No. 4 Florida State at Ludwig Field. The Seminoles, who advanced to the semifinals of the 2005 College Cup, are 8-1-1 on the season and hold a 2-1-1 record in conference action.