No. 2 North Carolina Edges Yale 1-0
Sept. 4, 2005
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Entering Sunday's game with Yale, second-ranked North Carolina had outscored its first three opponents 16-1. The Bulldogs held the high-powered Tar Heel offense to only one goal, but still couldn't pull off the upset. Jaime Gilbert scored the only goal of the game at the 80:28 mark as UNC edged Yale 1-0 on the second day of the Nike Carolina Classic before a crowd of 3,218 at Fetzer Field.
"It was a great game," said Yale head coach Rudy Meredith. "I'm so proud of our team."
Gilbert scored when she slipped behind the Yale defense and fired a shot into the lower left corner with just 9:32 left in the second half. Lori Chalupny and Heather O'Reilly assisted on the goal.
UNC, which has won 18 national championships in its history, outshot Yale 25-8.
The Bulldogs, who dropped their season opener to 12th-ranked Duke 1-0 on Friday night, are back in action on Tuesday when they play at St. John's at 7 p.m. Yale's home opener is Friday night against Hartford at 7 p.m. at the Soccer-Lacrosse Stadium.
Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity