CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- North Carolina goalkeeper Jarron Harkness inadvertently raked the ball into his own goal as Butler upset the No. 9 Tar Heels, 13-12, at Fetzer Field yesterday. The Tar Heels (0-1) suffered their first loss to a Midwestern school in their 49-year history.
The Bulldogs (1-0) ran out to an 8-1 lead midway through the second quarter when D'Arcy Sweet scored a short-handed goal. But North Carolina, which was 18-0 against Midwestern teams, scored three unanswered goals to cut the lead to 8-4 with 4 1/2 minutes left in the first half.
Carolina continued its comeback by outscoring Butler 5-1 in the third quarter. A goal by Justin Bowman with 8: 40 left in the third pulled the Tar Heels within 10-9.