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Tar Heels Drop Exhibition To UNC-Wilmington
Release: 08/09/2012

WILMINGTON, N.C. — North Carolina dropped a 2-1 decision to UNC-Wilmington Wednesday night in its opening exhibition match of the season.  The match was played in a three period format with neither team wearing jersey numbers.  Carolina will play at UNC Greensboro Saturday night in a second exhibition match at 7 p.m.  Complete statistics were not kept.

The Tar Heels are current training at Ocean Isle, N.C. and will return to Chapel Hill for a Friday night practice prior to playing the Spartans.

UNC's goal came at 25:45 of the first period as Alyssa Rich scored off an assist by Bianca Gray.  Gray sent a cross from the left hand side endline into the box that Ball headed home.  UNCW equalized in the second period at 59:33 as Stephanie Rose scored off an assist by Stephanie Bronson.  The Seahawks earned their second goal as Rose scoring on a penalty kick at 82:51.

Corner Kicks:  UNC 5, UNCW 2

Shots: UNC 12, UNCW 6

Saves: UNC 1, UNCW 4

Fouls: UNC 4, UNCW 8

Offsides: UNC 3, UNCW 3

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