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MSOC: UNC Advances Past Duke, 1-0

Posted November 7, 2012

Duke at UNC

— No. 3 North Carolina used a goal from Danny Garcia in the 22nd minute to claim a 1-0 win over Duke in the ACC Quarterfinals Tuesday in Chapel Hill.

The talented freshman received a pass from fellow freshman Raby George and Garcia slotted a shot to the right of Duke goalkeeper James Belshaw to put Carolina in front in the 22nd minute.
Duke held possession along its backline and played a ball to the middle, five yards outside of the 18-yard box. George rushed onto and collected the ball before sending a quick pass to a cutting Garcia as he entered the box before putting Carolina in front, 1-0.

The 35th minute saw junior Andy Craven nearly add to his team lead in goals scored when he settled a pass from Rob Lovejoy on the right side of the box and fire a shot on goal that Belshaw was able to corral and keep the deficit just one entering halftime.

The teams traded possession throughout the second half of action as Carolina looked to add to its lead and the Blue Devils were in search of the equalizer.

A long throw into the box by Duke's Riley Wolfe found the head of Sebastien Ibeagha in the 66th minute but the stout Carolina defense was in position to deflect the ball out and break a counter attack.

The run ended with a cross into the box that found Craven 10 yards from goal. The junior forward spun on the ball and hit a side volley shot that tested Belshaw but the goalkeeper was able to dive to his left and get a hand on the ball to force a corner kick.

The best chance of the night for the Blue Devils came in the 75th minute with another long throw attempt. Wolfe sent in a throw that was cleared back to him who dribbled into the box and found Ryan Thompson a step inside the top of the box. Thompson fired a shot inches wide of the right post.

The Tar Heels would see three more shots from the Blue Devils over the final 15 minutes, none of which challenged goalkeeper Scott Goodwin or the Tar Heel defense.

Goodwin registered his 38th career shutout and 14th of the year in the win as he ran UNC's shutout streak to 360 minutes.

Carolina has won four straight matches and will face Virginia in the ACC Semifinals on Friday at 8 p.m. in Germantown, Md. The Cavaliers advanced to the semifinals after a 5-3 penalty shootout win after battling Wake Forest to a 2-2 draw. The other semifinal includes No. 1 seed Maryland and No. 4 seed Clemson.

Friday's match can be seen live on ESPN3.

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Final
GT 49
UNC 81
 
1st
CLEM 21
NCSU 20
 
Final
DET 15
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MIA 7
MIAFLA 1
 
Final
PHI 5
NYY 5
 
Final
BOS 2
NEASTERN 1
 
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TOR 7
PIT 8
 
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CIN 10
CLE 0
 
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ARI 4
ASU 0
 
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CLE 110
BOS 79
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CHA 104
LAL 103
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NYK 86
SAC 124
 
4th
ATL 102
HOU 96
 
4th
MEM 63
UTA 67
 
4th
CHI 74
WAS 67
 
2nd
DEN 34
MIL 38
 
Final
UMO 70
AKR 63
 
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NAVY 56
ARMY 52
 
Final
BST 60
EMICH 67
 
Final
BUT 54
GEOR 60
 
Final
IND 63
IOWA 77
 
Final
FLGC 81
JVU 63
 
Final
USCU 90
KNST 54
 
Final
BGU 80
KSU 81
 
Final
NKENTUCKY 73
LIP 76
 
Final
HC 62
GHND 45
 
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RUTG 50
MD 60
 
Final
GT 49
UNC 81
 
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BUF 93
OHIO 66
 
Final
ALA 74
MISS 82
 
Final
DAY 75
RIU 59
 
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CMICH 85
TOL 77
 
Final
DET 77
YOUNG 67
 
Final
UNF 81
STET 67
 
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ABCHRIST 83
HOUB 71
 
2nd
NDAK 78
NEOM 77
 
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NILL 57
WMICH 56
 
2nd
ILLCH 55
WRST 57
 
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MIZZ 30
AUB 30
 
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UGA 22
KENT 21
 
1st
NW 27
MICH 34
 
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CLEM 21
NCSU 20
 
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UF 22
TEXAM 23
 
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KU 22
WVU 32
 
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CREI 16
VILL 12
 
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PHI 2
CAL 3
 
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NJD 3
NAS 1
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CLB 3
WAS 5
 
3rd
TAM 3
BUF 0
 
3rd
FLA 2
TOR 2
 
2nd Intermission
MIN 2
OTT 2
 
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NYI 1
 
1st Intermission
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