[COLLEGE] Notre Dame ousted two-time North Carolina, 4-1, before 1,522 fans in the third round of the NCAA Division I Women's Tournament, marking the first time
the Tar Heels had lost a game by more than one goal in almost 25 years and the most goals they've given up in a game in 30 years.
Rose Augustin had a goal and two assists and Melissa Henderson added a goal and an assist as Notre Dame moved into the quarterfinals next weekend against Oklahoma State.
North Carolina ended the match with a 15-9 edge in shots and an 8-5 advantage in corner kicks. But Notre Dame was clinical in finishing and got a huge game from Nikki Weiss in goal with five saves.
The Irish for the third straight time in Chapel Hill. They defeated UNC, 3-2, at the same stage of the 2007 NCAA Tournament.
"I certainly want to congratulate Notre Dame. I thought they completely outfought us in the first half and they deserved to be in a dominant position going into the second half. I thought we tried to come back in the second half, but they counterattacked well and we just couldn't seem to get anything past their defense and their goalkeeper," said Carolina coach Anson Dorrance. "Having said that, I'm certainly proud of our season. For us to lose the kids we've lost and to have the number of injuries, to have this kind of year is something I'm very proud of. I'm certainly proud of my senior leaders and they way they guided this young team. And I'm just sorry the season is over."
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Nov. 20 in Chapel Hill
North Carolina 1 Notre Dame 4. Goals: Dunn 9 (Premji) 19; Augustin 11 (unassisted) 13, Schuveiller 1 (Augustin) 33, Henderson 17 (Augustin) 49, Jantsch 2 (Henderson) 77
North Carolina -- Daly, Brigman, Givan, Morris, Klingenberg, McFarlane, Brooks, Premji, Dunn, Ohai, Jones. Subs: Rich, A.Tucker, Wood, Sieloff, Pfankuch, Lutz, Hawkins, Crabb.
Notre Dame -- Weiss, Campbell, Schuveiller, Morway, Scheidler, Augustin, Barg, Laddish, Leon, Fowlkes, Henderson. Subs: Fox, Twining, E.Tucker, Brown, Snyder, Iantorno, McNeil, Hall, Jantasch, Gerstle.