The Duke women’s soccer team lost to rival North Carolina on Thursday night, 3-0. The Tarheels are ranked fourth in the nation. The Blue Devils are now ranked 25th in the country.
The loss closed out the Blue Devils record season at 8-6-4 overall and 5-5-3 in the ACC. They clinched the seventh seed in the ACC Tournament that begins on Sunday. They will play the third seed Florida State at 1pm ET in Tallahassee.
The Tarheels had a 16-1 shot advantage in the first half. 16-1!
The one shot attempt in the first half by Duke was a season low. However, it took UNC until the 36:02 mark to take a 1-0 lead. The Tarheels took the 2-0 lead less than two minutes into the second half, which Duke head coach Robbie Church said was the back-breaker.
Duke’s second shot attempt did not come until the 61st minute. It was their final shot attempt.
Duke goalie Meghan Thomas had three saves in the first half. However, the three goals allowed was a season-high for her. She had only allowed three goals total in seven matches this season.
The loss snapped the Blue Devils five-game unbeaten streak.