No. 1 North Carolina Tops Maryland, 4-0
Oct. 5, 2003
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - No. 1 North Carolina downed Maryland, 4-0, in women's soccer action at Ludwig Field on a sunny Sunday afternoon. The undefeated Tar Heels moved to 13-0 overall and 2-0 in the ACC while the Terps fall to 6-4-1 and 0-2 in league play.
The Tar Heels got on the board just 6:41 into the match as leading-scorer Lindsay Tarpley converted a pass from Jordan Walker and beat Maryland goalkeeper Kristen Barnhill (Charlottesville, Va.) to the top left corner.
UNC made it 2-0 as Heather O'Reilly took a cross from Alyssa Ramsey from the left post and beat Barnhill, 21:23 into the match.
Just after the Heels built a two-goal lead, Maryland had its best chance of the game as Mallory Mahar (Medina, Ohio) headed a hard shot off a corner kick from Kimmy Francis (Richboro, Pa.). But UNC keeper Aly Winget stopped the attempt for one of her six saves in the game.
The Tar Heels continued to control the game as they outshot Maryland 10-3 in the first half. The second half was more of the same as UNC outshot the Terps 17-5 for a game margin of 27-8.
North Carolina made it 3-0 as they scored on an own goal as a corner kick by Ramsey was headed into the goal by a Maryland defender with 34 minutes left in regulation.
About three minutes later, the Heels made it a four-goal game as Tarpley netted her team-high 12th goal of the year as she tapped in a ball that was misplayed by the Terps' defense.
Barnhill was strong in goal for the Terps as she tied a career high with 10 saves. She also made 10 stops vs. Washington in the season opener this season.
North Carolina now holds a 20-0-1 advantage in the all-time series with the tie coming last season down in Chapel Hill, N.C.
Maryland returns to action on Friday night as the Terps host Clemson in an ACC match at Ludwig Field at 7 p.m. It will be Alumni Night, as Maryland honors many of its great players from the past.