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No. 9 North Carolina Edges No. 6 Clemson

No. 9 North Carolina Edges No. 6 Clemson

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The No. 6 Clemson Tigers (12-3-1, 6-3-0 ACC) were edged by No. 9 North Carolina (13-3-1, 6-3-0 ACC) by a final score of 1-0 on Sunday afternoon at Fetzer Field on the campus of the University of North Carolina.

The Tigers and Tar Heels were scoreless in the first 45 minutes of play as North Carolina recorded three shots to Clemson’s two in the opening half. Clemson earned five corners in the first half but was unable to convert on the chances. The Tar Heels recorded two corners in the half.

The second half was very even as well. Clemson recorded six shots to North Carolina’s seven in the final 45 minutes of the match. North Carolina scored the game’s only goal in the 77th minute on a pass into the box that was touched into the right side of the net. Clemson continued to pressure the Tar Heels but failed to even the match and lost their third match of the season.

Head Coach Eddie Radwanski was proud of the way his team played despite the end result.

“I was pleased with effort the kids gave, especially in the first half of the game. I felt we controlled the tempo and were dangerous in all aspects of the game. We just weren’t fortunate enough to take advantage of the chances we created for ourselves. North Carolina played a great game and played with a little bit more energy than us down the stretch, and I really give them credit for the way they played.”

Clemson travels to Syracuse, N.Y. on Oct. 31 for its final regular season match of 2015. The match is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. at the SU Soccer Complex.