[ACC: Women] No. 3 Notre Dame suffered its first conference loss since moving to the ACC when it fell at Miami (Fla.), 2-0, on a pair of second-half goals by Ashley Flinn before a sellout crowd of 507 fans at Cobb Stadium in Coral Gables.
Flinn's goals, in the 52nd and 59th minutes, matched the total goals Notre Dame had given up in its first six ACC games.
The loss snapped a seven-match unbeaten string for the Fighting Irish, who entered the game 5-0-1 in the ACC.
“There’s not a whole lot you can say about this one,” Fighting Irish head coach Randy Waldrum said. “All the credit goes to Miami because they really deserved the win. We just didn’t show up to play, it’s as simple as that.”
-- No. 1 Virginia remained unbeaten with a 3-0 victory over Clemson in front of 1,902 fans at Kloeckner Stadium. The Cavaliers 12-0-0 overall and 6-0-0 in the ACC for the first time in school history. Danielle Colaprico had a goal and assist to lead Virginia, while Morgan Brian and Makenzy Doniakalso scored for the Cavaliers.
“It was another good result for our team,” said head coach Steve Swanson. “We had the fresher legs today and that certainly helped. We did some good things in the first half except finish some chances."
-- After a 10-day hiatus from action, sixth-ranked North Carolina came out and conceded a goal to Lauren Berman in just 17 seconds, the second fastest goal ever given up by a Carolina team, but rallied to beat Maryland, 3-1, on goals by Summer Green, Kealia Ohaiand Satara Murray in front of a crowd of 1,742 at Fetzer Field.