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No. 1 Tar Heels fall after historic collapse
by Paul Kennedy, September 11th, 2011 5:11PM
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[NORTH CAROLINA-TEXAS A&M] Two days after being hammered, 7-2, Texas A&M shocked top-rankedNorth Carolina, beating the Tar Heels, 4-3, in overtime at the Duke Nike Classic.Shea Groom scored the winning goal for the Aggies just 27 seconds into overtime on a breakaway to cap a three-goal rally from a 3-1 deficit with less than 20 minutes left in regulation. It was the first time in the 33-year history of the Carolina program the Heels had blown a two-goal lead and lost.
 
It was just Texas A&M’s second win over the Tar Heels in the 15th meeting between the two teams.  A&M opened the 2006 season by beating Carolina 1-0 in double overtime in College Station, Texas.
 
The Aggies outshot UNC, 20-13, and didn't fold after the Heels first went ahead on defender Megan Brigman's volley, the first of three goals off corner kicks by the Tar Heels.
 
The Aggies, who outshot the Tar Heels 20-13 on the day, kept pressure on the Carolina goal throughout the first half and capitalized

Annie Kunzequalized in the 32nd minute, but UNC pulled ahead on goals by defendersCrystal Dunn and Taylor Ramirez.

Merritt Mathias, a transfer from North Carolina, came back to haunt the Tar Heels, setting up Nora Skelton and Meghan Streight for goals in the 71st and 78th minutes.

The second half was a complete turnaround from Friday night when A&M gave up five goals after the break and lost to Duke, 7-2.

Overtime lasted less than 30 seconds as a brilliant through pass from Kelley Monogue left Groom all alone behind the Carolina defense, and Groom beat UNC goalkeeper Anna Sieloff from 15 yards.



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