[NORTH CAROLINA-SMU MEN] North Carolina needed its third shootout win in three games -- an NCAA record -- to beat SMU and return to the Men's College Cup for the third year in a row.
Carolina claimed a 4-2 shootout win over the Mustangs after their game ended in a 1-1 tie to punched its ticket for Santa Barbara, Calif., where it will face top-seed Louisville in Friday's semifinals.
On SMU's first attempt, Josue Soto's shot deflected off the crossbar and UNC keeper Scott Goodwin stopped Leone Cruz on the Mustangs' third shot.
Dec. 3 in Chapel Hill, N.C.
North Carolina 1 SMU 1 (North Carolina wins 4-2 on penalties). Goals: Urso 5 (Martinez) 10; Ivo 10 (Derschang) 5.
North Carolina -- Goodwin, Anibaba, Ababio, McKinney, Rose, Urso, McCarty, McCarthy, Farfan, Martinez, Dixon. Subs: Castro, Rice, McCrary, Murphy, Lovejoy.
SMU -- C.Hill, Kalis, Cruz, Still, Nelson, Barnes, Soto, Ivo, Osorio, Derschang, Castillo. Subs: Hickey, Corrado, deAlmeida, B.Hill, Rockwell.
Referee: Chris Penso