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#1 North Carolina defeats Clemson

Oct. 17, 2003

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Alyssa Ramsey and Catherine Reddick each scored two goals and had one assist to pace the No. 1 North Carolina women’s soccer team to a 6-1 victory before 2,267 fans at Fetzer Field Friday night. Heather O’Reilly added a goal and two assists as the Tar Heels remained unbeaten at 16-0-0 while improving to 5-0-0 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Ramsey was the sparkplug in the first half as the senior forward scored two goals and added an assist before she was injured on a play in the box in the 53rd minute that led to a penalty goal by Reddick.

Ramsey got the Tar Heels on the board in the sixth minute with her fourth goal of the season as she bent a ball into the lower right corner past Clemson goalkeeper Lauren Whitt. Both O’Reilly and Lindsay Tarpley assisted on the goal.

Clemson countered and tied the game at the 19 minute mark as Paige Ledford one-timed a cross from Courtney Foster into the lower left corner of the goal. Sarah Turner earned the second assist on the Clemson tally, only the fifth goal allowed by UNC this season.

Just 1:10 after the Tigers’ goal, UNC took the lead after a foul near the midfield line. Reddick served a ball deep into the box that was headed on by Ramsey past Whitt for her fifth goal of the season.

Just over three minutes later it was 3-1 Carolina as O’Reilly finished off a chance that started with Ramsey’s corner kick which was fed into the box by Kacey White, leading to O’Reilly’s fourth goal of the season on a header at the far post.

In the 53rd minute of play, Ramsey was taken down in the box. Reddick then stepped up and powered the penalty kick past Whitt into the lower right corner. It was Reddick’s second goal.

At 62:55, UNC increased its lead to 5-1 as White intercepted a ball at the top of box and powered a shot into the upper left corner for her fourth goal this season. UNC finished off the scoring at 77:41 as O’Reilly made a run up the middle of field and fed Reddick on the right side of the area. Reddick’s tough angle shot deflected off a Clemson defender and bounced away from Whitt and into the goal.

Clemson is now 7-5-3 on the season and 1-3-0 in the ACC this season. UNC outshot Clemson 24-10. Whitt made five saves for Clemson and Aly Winget stopped three shots for UNC.

CLEMSON 1 0–1 NORTH CAROLINA 3 3–6 Scoring Summary 5:35–UNC–Alyssa Ramsey, 4th (Heather O’Reilly, Lindsay Tarpley) 19:00–CLEM–Paige Ledford, 2nd (Courtney Foster, Sarah Turner) 20:10–UNC–Alyssa Ramsey, 5th (Catherine Reddick) 23:44–UNC–Heather O’Reilly, 4th (Kacey White, Alyssa Ramsey) 52:24–UNC–Catherine Reddick, 2nd 62:55–UNC–Kacey White, 4th 77:41–UNC–Catherine Reddick, 3rd (Heather O’Reilly) Shots: Clemson 10, UNC 24 Saves: Lauren Whitt (CU) 5, Aly Winget (UNC) 3 Corner Kicks: Clemson, 3, UNC 7 Fouls: Clemson 9, UNC 14 Offsides: Clemson 4, UNC 1 Yellow Card: Lauren Whitt (Clemson), 52:29 Officials: Mike Balson, Referee; Wes Williams, Simpson Yakabu, Assistant Referees Attendance: 2,267 Records: Clemson 7-5-2, ACC 1-3-0; UNC 16-0-0, ACC 5-0-0