CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- No. 4 North Carolina claimed its 12th win of the year Tuesday night with a 3-0 win over Campbell at Fetzer Field.
Andy Craven and Martin Murphy each found the back of the net in the first half Tuesday to help lead the Tar Heels (12-2-1) past the Camels (10-5-1).
Craven moved into the team lead in scoring when he tallied his fifth goal of the year in the 19th minute to put the Tar Heels in front.
Freshman Danny Garcia forced a turnover 35 yards from goal after an errant Campbell pass and attacked the defense before dropping a pass to Craven on his left.
Craven faked to the middle before dragging the ball to his left and quickly slotted a shot past the goalkeeper and into the side netting for the night's first goal.
The junior forward would not hold the team lead in scoring for long as Murphy earned his fifth goal of the year with a header in the 37th minute.
Cameron Brown started the run when he collected a pass at midfield and played a ball down the right flank to a cutting Jordan Gafa. The senior defender settled the ball as he entered the box and charged toward the goal line before sending a right-footed cross into the middle of the box.
Murphy ran on to the cross and headed the ball far post over Campbell's Ethan Hall to put UNC in front, 2-0.
Carolina carried the two-goal lead into the break and came out controlling possession once again in the second half.
The Tar Heels continued to push forward looking to add to their total but Campbell's Ethan Hall was equal to the task, turning away four different Tar Heel opportunities in the second half.
Danny Garcia caused havoc in the second half for Campbell as he made several runs at the Camels defense before earning a penalty for the Tar Heels in the 75th minute.
Garcia cut to his left after a cross made its way through box. The freshman forward was on the left side of the box when he was brought down from behind by a Campbell defender. The referee immediately signaled for a penalty for the Tar Heels.
Cameron Brown would take the penalty for the Tar Heels as the senior stepped to the spot and fired a left-footed shot past the goalkeeper. The goal was Brown's second of the year and put UNC comfortably in front by a 3-0 margin.
The Tar Heels would continue to control possession through the final 15 minutes of action to put a cap on their ninth home win of the year.
Carolina improved to 12-2-1 in the process and will head to Raleigh on Friday to take on rival NC State at 7 p.m.