The Tar Heels completely controlled the game, despite the 2-0 scoreboard not suggesting it. The Seahawks were outshot by Carolina by a score of 23-2, including an 11-1 lead in shots on goal. UNC took five corner kicks, compared to zero for UNC-Wilmington.
Striker Ally Sentor, a redshirt freshman, made a memorable scoring debut. Sentnor missed the first game of Carolina’s season against Tennessee on Thursday night due to an ACL injury she sustained in the preseason.
Sentnor was traveling back from the FIFA U20 World Cup in Costa Rica, where she and colleague Tori Dellaperuta were competing. Sentnor made a memorable debut at Dorrance Field by launching a rocket strike into the goal in the 34th minute.
In the 74th minute, sophomore forward Emily Murphy, who had her own injury problems in 2021, doubled the lead with a header off a flawless pass from senior forward Emily Moxley. The assist on Sentnor’s goal went to Moxley, who played for UNC-Wilmington in 2019 before moving to Carolina.
The No. 10 Tar Heels will now set off on a lengthy road trip through Labor Day weekend after playing all four of their games—two preseason and two regular season—in Chapel Hill. On August 25, the Tar Heels will travel to Texas for a genuine road game before taking on Baylor in a game at a neutral site the following day in Austin.
The next Thursday, Carolina will travel to Missouri, and on the following Sunday, September 4, Carolina will face No. 13 UCLA at home.
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