Sophomore Jordan Cordero
’s first career goal lifted UNCW past No. 16 North Carolina, 1-0, on
the road for the Seahawks' first win in the series since 1978.
“This is a big win for us now and for our alumni, many of who came to support us tonight,” said UNCW coach Aidan Heaney
. “We have some guys banged up and had to go to our bench quite a bit and each player answered the call. UNC Chapel Hill is a strong team and put us
under pressure all game. Our guys competed every minute and earned tonight’s win.”
Cordero had just stepped onto the field as a sub before finishing off a play that began with
a deflected free kick for the game's only goal in the 36th minute.
Freshman goalkeeper Sean Melvin
, making his first start since Sept. 21, finished
with four saves and earned his second shutout.The Tar Heels held a 16-4 advantage in shots, but managed to get just four on frame.