North Carolina's 2-0 victory over Ohio State gave Tar Heels head coach Anson Dorrance his 1,000th overall collegiate coaching win.
Dorrance won 172 games with the Carolina men,
whom he coached for 12 seasons (1977-88). The win over the Buckeyes gives him 828 wins with the women's program, which he founded in 1979, making this season his 40th as its head coach.
Both wins to open the 2018 season came against teams coached by former Carolina players -- Illinois (1983 UNC alumna Janet Rayfield) and Ohio State (1992 alumna
Freshman Brianna Pinto, just back from the U-20 Women's World Cup, and junior Bridgette Andrzejewski scored in the win over Ohio State.
-- In the first-ever game at Neal Patterson Stadium, Oklahoma State beat
Oklahoma, 2-1, in front of an OSU women’s soccer record crowd of 4,122 fans.
First-half goals from Kim Rodriguez and Elena Brynjarsdottir secured the win for the
Cowgirls in their season opener.
The stadium is named after the late Neal Patterson, an Oklahoma State alum who was the CEO of Cerner Corporation and principal owner of Sporting