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No. 1 Carolina falls in Blacksburg shocker
by Paul Kennedy, September 10th, 2011 10:40PM
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[VIRGINIA TECH-NORTH CAROLINA] James Shupp's goal in the 103rd minute gave Virginia Tech a stunning 1-0 win over No. 1 North Carolina on Saturday night before 2,052 fans in Blacksburg, Va.

With the game seemingly headed for a scoreless draw, Shupp finished off a bouncing ball in the box by firing a shot to the far post from six yards out for the game-winner in the second overtime period.

Virginia Tech was 11-27-3 over the last two seasons and 1-2-0 going into Saturday's game. It had lost to Howard, a team that won two games in 2010, in its 2011 opener.

The loss was the first regular-season conference loss for the Tar Heels since a 2-1 defeat to Boston College on Oct. 17, 2009, a span of 10 consecutive matches.

Carolina outshot the Hokies, 22-8, but failed to score.

The closest chance came in the 53rd minute when Enzo Martinez sent a shot off the post and Kirk Urso was denied on a rebound try.

Hokie goalie Kyle Renfro finished with nine saves.

“I’m very pleased with the way we performed tonight," said Tech coach Mike Brizendine. “We defended well against a very good North Carolina team who has talented players and is well-coachedI couldn’t be happier for the boys.”



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