Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013 • 7 p.m.
Chapel Hill, N.C. • Fetzer Field
CHAPEL HILL - The No. 1-ranked North Carolina men's soccer team is home Tuesday to host William & Mary at Fetzer Field at 7 p.m. The match can be seen live on GoHeelsTV.
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For just the second time in program history, Carolina has played in four-consecutive overtime matches. Last time out the Heels played to a 0-0 draw at Virginia Tech on Friday, matching the standard set all the way back in 1979.
Ironically enough, William & Mary has also played to overtime in its last four contests. The Tribe boasts a 3-2-1 record after coming away with a 1-0 win on Friday night at Elon in double overtime. The Tribe also took down then No. 1 Creighton, 3-2 in the second extra session, on Sept. 15.
Moore Than You Can Handle
• UNC keeper Brendan Moore leads the ACC with four clean sheets in 2013, and is second with a 0.44 goals-against-average.
• He will enter Tuesday night riding a stretch of not allowing a goal in the last 279 minutes dating back to the first half against Maryland.
By George He Did It!
• Sophomore midfielder Raby George scored the first game winner of his Carolina career in the 97th minute to give his club a 1-0 overtime victory over Campbell on Sept. 17.
• The Swede is tied for the team lead with three goals in 2013.
• Go to YouTube and punch in Omar Holness in the search box. The first video clip is from his amazing goal scored in the 2-2 draw with #18 Maryland.
• The freshman midfielder from Jamaica made his run from over 60 yards, weaving through the Terrapins defense for his first goal at UNC.
McCrary Missed Match Vs. Hokies
• Junior defender Jordan McCrary was shown a red card against Campbell and was not available for last Friday nights tilt with Virginia Tech.
• The Marietta, Ga., product has started 52 matches in his North Carolina career.
Engel Makes An Early Impression
• Junior forward Tyler Engel scored in each of the first three games of the season, including the game-winning goal in two victories this year.
• The first came in the 103rd minute of double OT against Monmouth in the season opener.
• Engel is in his first season with UNC after playing two seasons at SMU. He scored 12 goals in two seasons with the Mustangs, including a team-topping eight goals in 2012.
Carolina Believes in Cleanliness
• UNC has started 2013 the same way it has performed in recent years, posting clean sheets.
• Standout keeper Scott Goodwin led the nation with a school-record 17 shutouts in 2012.
• This year keeper Brendan Moore has recorded four shutouts so far in 2013.
• Dating back to early in the 2011 campaign, UNC has shutout 33 of its last 50 opponents.
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.
• Before the 1-1 draw at Notre Dame on Sept. 8, 2013, the Tar Heels had won 42 straight games when scoring the first goal of the match.
• UNC is 47-1-1 when scoring the game's first goal the last four years.
• The Tar Heels were 14-1-0 in 2010, 15-0-0 in both 2011 and 2012 and 3-0-1 so far in 2013.
• Carolina opened the season by not allowing a goal for a stretch of 270:41, before Notre Dame found the back of the net in the 79th minute last Sunday in South Bend, Ind.
• UNC enters Tuesday's match on a current streak of 279 minutes since allowing a goal late in the first half against Maryland.