Maryland Terrapins defeat North Carolina in women's soccer for first time ever, 2-1
Junior forward Sade Ayinde scored in the 78th and 85th minutes Sunday as the sixth-ranked University of Maryland women's soccer team upset host North Carolina, 2-1, for the Terrapins' first victory over the No. 3 Tar Heels in 33 all-time meetings.
Courtney Jones scored in the fifth minute for North Carolina (14-2-1, 6-2 ACC), but Ayinde collected goalkeeper Yewande Balogun's long punt and finished from 12 yards to tie the match. Seven minutes later, Ayinde converted a 19-yard free kick that deflected off a defender.
The Terrapins, 1-31-1 against the Tar Heels, were coming off a 2-1 loss at Wake Forest on Thursday, a game in which two starters received red cards and suspended for the UNC match. Maryland will close the regular season with home games against No. 10 Florida State on Thursday and Miami on Sunday.
North Carolina has won three of the past four national titles and 20 since 1982.
"It would be an understatement to say that this is a good day to be a Terp," Maryland Coach Brian Pensky said. "We're just so elated for our group. This just speaks volumes about the character and determination of our team."
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