Soccer Heels Knocked Off in Third Round

Carolina’s record of never having missed a women’s soccer Final Four came to an end when Santa Clara defeated the Tar Heels 1-0 in the third round of the NCAA tournament.

Santa Clara scored 31 seconds into overtime. The Heels got off 19 shots on goal to Santa Clara’s four in regulation. Santa Clara’s quick strike in overtime mimicked the way it had beaten Stanford in double overtime the week before.

UNC took a 49-game unbeaten streak into the game. The team has dominated women’s soccer for a quarter century, winning 18 national titles.