Hoosiers Season Comes To A Close In Second Round of NCAA Tournament
Nov. 22, 2013
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The Indiana Women's Soccer team (15-7-1) saw its record breaking season come to a close on Friday night with a 4-0 loss to North Carolina (19-4) at Fetzer Field. The Hoosiers end the season with 15 wins, setting a new school record while making the fourth appearance in the NCAA Tournament in program history.
"We played one of the best teams in the country tonight in North Carolina," first year Indiana head coach Amy Berbary said. "We know how hard we are going to have to work to get to an elite level. But I'm so proud and thankful for our seniors and the remarkable job that they have done in helping to change the culture of this program and get it on the right track."
North Carolina controlled possession to start the game, but that did not prevent the Hoosiers from getting a couple solid chances on the attack. The first game when Lisa Nouanesengsy getting free on the left side of the box but her crossing pass in front of the goal came up empty. Then in the 13th minute, Nouanesengsy found Candler through the middle of the UNC defense but her final touch was too heavy and the defender was able to get back into position and turn away the Hoosiers.
At 37:41 in the first half, Crystal Dunn found the back of the net for the 14th time this season to give the Tar Heels a 1-o edge going into the locker room
Coming out to start the second half, the Tar Heels took a 2-0 lead in the 50th minute on a goal by Amber Munerlyn. They would go on to add goals in the 80th and 86th minutes to provide the final score of 4-0.
The best chance of the game for the Hoosiers came in the 70th minute when Kayleigh Steigerwalt served the ball into the box looking for Rebecca Candler but the Tar Heels cleared it away. On the ensuing corner kick, UNC goalkeeper Anna Sieloff dropped the ball and it bounced right to Bekah White but her shot went over the cross bar.
Indiana goalkeeper Shannon Flower made six saves in her final game in an IU uniform, giving her a total of 187 for her career.
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