September 4, 2005

No. 2 North Carolina Edges Yale 1-0

Sept. 4, 2005

Box Score

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.

Yale had a few chances to tie. Crysti Howser was stopped twice by Carolina goalkeeper Aly Winget in the 87th minute. Emma Whitfield's shot with 2:40 left went wide.

Chloe Beizer and Susan Starr combined to make four saves in goal for the Bulldogs. Winget stopped six shots to post the shutout in goal for North Carolina, which improved to 4-0 with the victory.

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

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