No.1 UNC Edges ODU, 2-1 In Exhibition Finale
By ODU Athletics
Aug. 27, 2009
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Midfielders Michael Farfan and Stephen McCarthy teamed up for a pair of first-half goals to lead No. 1 North Carolina to a 2-1 win over Old Dominion in the final preseason tune-up Thursday for both teams at Fetzer Field. The Monarchs finished the preseason at 1-1 after beating Virginia, 3-1 earlier this week.
McCarthy scored in the seventh and 31st minutes off corner kicks from Farfan.
Farfan once again found McCarthy just over a minute later to regain the lead for Carolina. After converting from the right side on the first score, Farfan sent a corner from the left to McCarthy, who headed home his third goal of the preseason, for a 2-1 Tar Heel lead at the 30:42 mark.
McCarthy converted a header off a set piece for the second straight match when he hooked up with Farfan to give the Tar Heels an early lead with the first of his two goals. Farfan sent a corner kick from the right side to the near post, and McCarthy finished past ODU's Evan Newton at the 6:21 mark.
Quality scoring chances were limited after intermission, as the teams combined for just nine shots. Haggerty made a key save with three minutes left, and ODU's Jason Loizou sent one over the cross bar with two minutes left, as Carolina sealed the victory.
UNC outshot ODU by a 13-9 margin and took 13 corners to three for the Monarchs. Newton made six saves in goal for ODU.
The Monarchs open the regular season on Tuesday against Longwood. Game time is 7 p.m. at the ODU Soccer Complex.
CAA NEWS Senior midfielder Nane Joseph (Cameroon) and junior goalkeeper Evan Newton (Virginia Beach) were named to the pre-season CAA Men's Soccer squad. The rest of the first team consists of: Devan Carroll (UNCW), Andrew Hoxie (W&M); C.J. Sapong(JMU), Nathaniel Baako (W&M), Richard Edgar(GMU), Lars Okland (NU), Rob Youhill(Hofstra), Roger Bothe (W&M), Richard Martinez (Hofstra), Indy Smith (UNCW), and Sean Kelley, GK (GMU).
North Carolina 2, Old Dominion 1 ODU 1 - 0 - 1 UNC 2 - 0 - 2
Scoring Summary 1. 6:21 UNC Stephen McCarthy (Michael Farfan) 2. 29:18 ODU Nick Fogelsong (Ambane Emmanuel) 3. 30:42 UNC Stephen McCarthy (Michael Farfan)
Shots: North Carolina 13, ODU 9 Saves: ODU 6 (Evan Newton 6), North Carolina 3 (Brooks Haggerty 3)