CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- No. 9 seed North Carolina will host No. 16 seed Indiana Friday night at Fetzer Field with a trip to the NCAA College Cup on the line. The match is set for 6 p.m.
The meeting will be the third in the last four years for the two sides with Carolina coming out on top with a pair of 1-0 wins.
Carolina has won three straight over the Hoosiers in the NCAA Tournament after falling in the quarterfinal round in 2000.
The Tar Heels claimed their first NCAA title with a 2-0 win over Indiana in the 2001 final before 1-0 third round wins in 2009 and 2011.
Looking For Five Straight College Cups
• Carolina will be in search of its fifth straight College Cup appearance on Friday.
• The Tar Heels have advanced to the College Cup the last four years and have reached the final in 2008 before claiming the title in 2011.
• UNC would become the fifth team in NCAA history to reach five straight College Cups and the first since Indiana from 1997-01.
Schools In 5 Straight College Cups
Saint Louis - 7 straight and 6 straight
(1959-65 & 1969-74)
Michigan State - 5 straight
Virginia - 5 straight
Indiana - 5 straight
North Carolina Indiana
Shots On Goal-Shots
Shots Per Game
NCAA Tournament Time
• The Tar Heels are making their 20th all-time appearance in the NCAA Tournament this year and will be playing in their 52nd NCAA Tournament match.
• Carolina has advanced to the College Cup each of the last four years and claimed its second national championship a year ago.
• UNC is looking to become the first team since Indiana in 2003-04 to win back-to-back national championships.
• Carolina is 5-2-1 all-time in the NCAA Quarterfinal Round with the last setback coming in 2005 against SMU.
• The Tar Heels have reached the College Cup six times in their history. The first came in 1987 followed by the 2001 national title squad and the last four appearances.
Scoreless Success Against The Hoosiers
• Indiana enters Friday’s match with the 29th-best scoring offense in the country and will face the nation’s top defense in Carolina.
• The Hoosiers will be looking to snap a 307-minute shutout streak that the Tar Heels hold since the 2000 contest.
• Carolina held Indiana scoreless the final 31 minutes in the 2000 matchup before posting clean sheets in the 2001, 2009 and 2011 meetings.
How We Reached This Point
• The NCAA quarterfinal visit is the fifth straight for the Tar Heels and the second in the last five years for the Hoosiers.
• Carolina reached the quarterfinal round after a shootout win over UMBC after a 0-0 draw in the second round and a 1-0 overtime win over Fairleigh Dickinson.
• Indiana downed Xavier 4-1 before going on the road and dispatching No. 1 seed Notre Dame, 2-1, in overtime last weekend.
• The Tar Heels and Hoosiers have one common opponent entering Friday’s match, the Clemson Tigers.
• Carolina claimed a 2-0 win over the Tigers in Clemson, S.C. on Oct. 5, while the Hoosiers hosted Clemson in the adidas/IU Credit Union Classic on Aug. 31 and won 3-0.
Four Straight ACC Regular Season Titles
• The 4-0 win over Boston College moved Carolina to 19 points in the ACC standings and a tie with No. 1 seed Maryland to claim a share of the 2012 ACC Regular Season Title.
• The regular season championship is the fourth straight for the Tar Heels and marks the first time a team has won four straight crowns since Virginia in 1989.
Goals Hard To Come By For Foes
• Carolina enters Friday’s match with the lowest goals against average in the country and currently the fourth-lowest in a single season in NCAA history.
• The Tar Heels have surrendered just six goals all season, posting 17 shutouts and a 0.26 goals against average.
• Creighton set the lowest mark in NCAA history a year ago as the Bluejays surrendered five goals for a 0.20 goals against average.
• Carolina has outscored its opponents 23-4 over its last 15 matches.
• The Tar Heels posted their first string of five straight shutouts since the 2005 season with shutouts over Campbell (3-0), NC State (2-0), Boston College (4-0), Duke (1-0) and Virginia (0-0).
Getting That First One
• Carolina has a tendency to control the pace of play in its matches especially when the Tar Heels are able to take a lead.
• Since Sept. 28, 2010 the Tar Heels have won 40 straight games when scoring the first goal of the match.
• UNC is 44-1 when scoring the game’s first goal the last three years.
• The Tar Heels were 14-1-0 in 2010, 15-0-0 in 2011 and have won 15 matches when scoring first this season.
• The night of Sept. 8 saw Carolina become just the sixth school in NCAA history to go undefeated in 30 consecutive home contests with a 2-0 win over Virginia Tech.
• The Tar Heels made it 30 straight without a setback with a 0-0 draw against Wake Forest.
• UNC became the second side in NCAA history to remain unbeaten in 40 straight matches after its 1-0 win over Fairleigh Dickinson.
• Carolina has not suffered a loss at home since a 3-0 defeat to Akron on Sept. 3, 2010.
• Akron holds the record for home unbeaten streak at 48 games from 2008 to 2011. Tulsa, Indiana and Connecticut have also registered home winning streaks of 35 games or more.
Consecutive Home Games Without A Loss
48 Akron 9/5/08-10/29/11
40 Carolina 9/5/10-present
39 Tulsa 1988-1992
38 Connecticut 9/1/10-present
38 Indiana 9/10/82-9/6/85
• The NCAA Second round shootout win over UMBC was the sixth straight for the Tar Heels after beating UVa in the ACC semifinal, winning three straight in the NCAA Tournament in 2010 and another one in the NCAA Semifinal a year ago.
• Goalkeeper Scott Goodwin made a career-high three penalty saves in the win over UMBC to push Carolina into the NCAA Third Round.
• One of the constants of all the shootout wins has been the play in net of Goodwin.
Goodwin Saves In Shootouts
1 vs. Georgetown (Nov. 21, 2010) - 5-4
1 vs. Michigan State (Nov. 28, 2010) - 5-4
1 vs. SMU (Dec. 3, 2010) - 4-2
2 vs. UCLA (Dec. 10, 2011) - 3-1
1 vs. Virginia (Nov. 9, 2012) - 4-3
3 vs. UMBC (Nov. 18, 2012) - 3-2