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Dunn to Ohai, a winning combination
by Paul Kennedy, December 1st, 2012 3:05AM
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[NORTH CAROLINA-STANFORD] Crystal Dunn to Kealia Ohai -- it won the USA the Under-20 Women's World Cup in September and sent North Carolina into the Women's College Cup final on Friday night. Dunn eluded three Stanford defenders and fed an open Ohai, whose golden goal gave the Tar Heels a 1-0 win over the defending champion Cardinal. The result kept Carolina's record intact of never having lost to Stanford in 12 games.

In the final of the Under-20 Women's World Cup, Dunn broke in from the right wing and fed Ohai for the only goal the USA would need to beat defending champion Germany, 1-0, in the final.

In the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament, it was Ohai to Dunn for the winning goal that gave the Heels a 2-1 overtime win at BYU. In the semifinals, Carolina again won in the second overtime.

Stanford turned the ball over on the sloppy field in midfield, and Katie Bowen, who like Dunn and Ohai had missed the start of the 2012 season to play in the Under-20 Women's World Cup, in her case for New Zealand, fed Dunn, who drew three defenders and then fed Ohai on the right side. Ohai did not miss as she beat Stanford keeper Emily Oliver with a shot off the inside of the far post in the 105th minute.

Rain had made the field at San Diego's Torero Stadium slippery, and Stanford, which entered the game as the No. 1 team in the Soccer America rankings with a 19-game winning streak, struggled to break down the Carolina defense.

UNC began the game cautiously but in the second half and overtime started to create chances for itself. It finished with a 20-13 edge in shots -- 6-0 in overtime.

For Stanford's seniors, their final season finished like their first with a 1-0 loss at the College Cup to North Carolina, which now leads the series with a 9-0-3 record.

The Cardinal seniors finished their careers with only four losses in 102 games -- three at the College Cup and one to West Virginia in late August.

Nov. 30 in San Diego
North Carolina 1 Stanford 0. Goal: Ohai (Dunn) 105.
North Carolina -- Gay, Murray, Gardner, Ball, Dunn, Bowen, Brooks, Morris, Green, Lubrano, Ohai. Subs: Rich, Gray, Premji, McFarlane, Nielsen, Elby.
Stanford -- Oliver, Quon, Garciamendez, Thompson, Liedle, Watkins, Nogueira, Doll, Verloo, Ubogagu, LaBonta. Subs: Sydney Payne, Farr, Rosen.
Att.: 7,289.
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