North Carolina head coach Anson Dorrance won his 800th career win as the women’s coach at North Carolina when the Tar Heels beat Wake Forest, 2-1, on goals by Ru Mucherera and
The game was Dorrance's 900th with the Tar
Heels, and he now has a record of 800-65-35. He also coached the UNC men’s team from 1977 through 1988 and in those 12 seasons led the Tar Heels to 172 wins.
Wake outplayed the Tar
Heels for much of the first half, but it ended in a 1-1 tie after a pair of nifty goals. The Demon Deacons went ahead in the 30th minute on a goal by Peyton Perea, her fifth of the season.
Three forwards who had came on in the middle of the half combined for the Carolina equalizer in the 36th minute. Kasey Parker took advantage of a Wake turnover and played the ball
back to Sarah Ashley Firstenberg, who fed Mucherera, who finished with her left foot from 15 yards out inside the right post.
Carolina came out of the locker room and
dominated the second half, scoring the winner in the 69th minute when Bailey fired a free kick off the inside of the left post for her second of the season.