Wake Forest Falls to No. 10 North Carolina, 2-1
Oct. 9, 2016

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- No. 10-ranked North Carolina took advantage of a strong second half to edge Wake Forest, 2-1, at Fetzer Field on Sunday evening.

The Demon Deacons (8-6, 0-6 ACC) got on the board first when Peyton Perea tapped in a rebound from a Claudia Day shot at the 29:51 mark for her fifth goal of the season.

The Tar Heels (8-2-3, 3-1-2 ACC) tallied the equalizer in the 36th minute, when Ru Mucherera was left open and scored far post from 15 yards.

After Wake Forest held a 7-4 first-half shots advantage, North Carolina controlled possession in the second half and led in shots, 7-1.

Sarah Teegarden was handed a yellow card in the 69th minute for a foul just outside the box. Dorian Bailey's ensuing free kick from 20 yards deflected off the inside of the left post into the net for the game-winner.

Lindsay Preston made three saves in goal for the Deacs, while Lindsey Harris also tallied three for the Tar Heels.

North Carolina head coach Anson Dorrance won his 800th career game. The contest was also his 900th at the helm, giving him a career record of 800-65-35, best in Division I history.

Five of Wake Forest's six losses have come by a one-goal margin after recording a 5-0 record in one-goal games during the non-conference slate.

The Deacs return to Winston-Salem for three straight home games, beginning with Boston College on Oct. 15 at 5 p.m.

 

 

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