[DUKE-NORTH CAROLINA: Men]
Midfielder Sean Davis
scored on a free kick from 25 yards and set up the winner in the last
quarter of an hour to lead Duke to a 2-1 come-from-behind victory over No. 1 North Carolina Friday night in front of 4,000 fans at Koskinen Stadium.
“First of all, it was one heck
of a soccer match,” said Duke coach John Kerr
. “I’m really proud of our guys. They really had to keep their heads at halftime and come out in
the second half and keep plugging away. I thought we did a great job in the first half as well.”
The Tar Heels took the lead in the 38th minute when Alex Olofson
served a ball back across the box to Tyler Engel
, who fired it home off the inside of the far post.
In the 75th minute,
Davis drew a foul to set up a free kick just over 25 yards out and curled it over the wall and into the left side of the net with his right foot for the equalizer. The goal was his first of the season
and eighth of his career.
Six minutes later, Davis served the ball into the box for freshman Cameron Moseley
, who headed the ball past the inside
post for his fifth goal of the season, making him the ACC's leading scorer.
“Remarkable,” Kerr said of Davis’ play. “I mean an absolutely phenomenal performance by
someone who knows it’s his senior year and it might be his last chance to beat North Carolina. Without him, we would have struggled. He was just dynamite.”