N.C. women boot Terps in opener

September 06, 1993|By Jamison Hensley | Jamison Hensley,Staff Writer

COLLEGE PARK -- North Carolina's women's soccer team extended its unbeaten streak to 63 games and winning streak to 58 yesterday, as it easily handled Maryland, 7-0, before 825 at Denton Field.

"This was our best performance against North Carolina," Maryland coach April Heinrichs said. "We weren't playing intimidated, which is a first for Maryland against North Carolina."

Freshman forward Debbie Keller paced the seven-time defending national champions in their five-goal second half with two goals and an assist in her collegiate debut. Senior forward Tisha Venturini, a two-time first-team All-American, also added two second-half goals for North Carolina (1-0).

Maryland (0-1) held the Tar Heels to a 2-0 halftime lead with one of the goals coming off Mia Hamm's penalty kick. North Carolina was shut down for the contest's first 20 minutes, but then broke loose for six goals in the next 43 minutes.

Although it wasn't apparent on the scoreboard, the Terps were only outshot 24-12.

"When you look at the stats, [Maryland] had four or five scoring chances," said Anson Dorrance, who notched his 276th win as North Carolina's coach. "When you measure that against past years, that's progress."

North Carolina, which was 25-0 overall last season, extended its unbeaten streak in Atlantic Coast Conference play to 22 games, and the Terps dropped their 23rd straight regular-season conference game.

N. Carolina 2 5 -- 7

Maryland 0 0 -- 0

Goals: NC--Keller 2, Venturini 2, Tower, Hamm, Byers. Assists: NC-- Sanchez 2, Keller. Saves: NC-- Finger 3. M-- Mullins 10; Taylor 3.

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