North Carolina 6, William & Mary
North Carolina 6, William & Mary 0ÂNov. 13, 2004
Â CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Junior forward Lindsay Tarpley recorded the fourth hat trick of her career and sophomore striker Heather O'Reilly tied the NCAA Tournament record for assists in a match with four as the top-seeded North Carolina women's soccer team blanked William & Mary 6-0 Saturday afternoon before a crowd of 1,528 chilly fans at Fetzer Field in the Women's College Cup second round. The Tar Heels advance to the third round and will host the winner of Sunday's Stanford-Santa Clara second-round match next Saturday at 2 p.m. at Fetzer Field.
Tarpley, who missed more than five weeks of the season with a broken right fibula, recorded three goals and an assist in Saturday's win. Those were her first points since Carolina's win over Furman on September 17.
O'Reilly scored a goal and had four assists, tying former Tar Heels Cindy Parlow and Jena Kluegel and Tarpley, for the tournament record for the most assists in an NCAA Tournament game. Sophomore forward Elizabeth Guess came off the bench for Carolina and had two goals and an assist. Guess had only one goal in the regular season but has scored six goals in UNC's five post-season games.
UNC's win improved the Tar Heels to 20-0-2 on the season, marking the 16th successive year the Tar Heels have recorded 20 or more wins. William & Mary's season ended at 12-7-4.
The Tribe was able to keep the Tar Heels at bay until the 29th when the Tar Heels broke through for a 1-0 lead. Tarpley fed O'Reilly up the left side of the pitch and O'Reilly's feed to the far post found Guess for a diving header and Guess' sixth goal of the season. At 36:18, UNC increased the lead to 2-0 when Sara Randolph led a long pass to O'Reilly and she dribbled to the end line and slotted a ball along the goal mouth that Tarpley tapped in for her third goal of the season.
Carolina's attack was relentless in the second half as it racked up four goals against the Tribe. At 57:42, Lori Chalupny lofted a ball over the William & Mary back line and O'Reilly ran on to it and scored on a ball that deflected in off Tribe starting goalkeeper Kellie Fenton. Just less than 10 minutes later, UNC made it 4-0 as O'Reilly's long feed found Guess and the sophomore forward from Athens, Ga., beat a defender and Fenton to score into the empty net at 67:38.
Tarpley finished off the scoring with back-to-back goals at 75:11 and 81:43, giving her a fourth career hat trick. She also had hat tricks against Florida International in 2002 and against Duke and Wake Forest in 2003. The goal in the 76th minute came when Fletcher fed Guess who carried the ball deep into the right side of the penalty area. Guess spotted Tarpley alone in the center of the field and fed the ball back to her where she scored from 20 yards out into the lower right corner. Tarpley's final goal was set up by O'Reilly her dribbled into the box from the left side and fed and open Tarpley at the near post for a put away from six yards out.
O'Reilly's four assists match the total put up by Cindy Parlow against Wake Forest in 1997, by Jena Kluegel against Wake Forest in 2000 and by Lindsay Tarpley against UNC Greensboro in 2003.
Carolina outshot the Tribe 27-4 and had seven corner kicks to two for William & Mary. Aly Winget made three saves for Carolina while Kellie Fenton recorded five saves for the Tribe.
William & Mary 0 0--0 North Carolina 2 4--6
Scoring Summary 28:01--UNC--Elizabeth Guess, 6th (Heather O'Reilly, Lindsay Tarpley) 36:18--UNC--Lindsay Tarpley, 3rd (Heather O'Reilly, Sara Randolph) 57:42--UNC--Heather O'Reilly, 13th (Lori Chalupny) 67:38--UNC--Elizabeth Guess, 7th (Heather O'Reilly) 75:11--UNC--Lindsay Tarpley, 4th (Elizabeth Guess, Kendall Fletcher) 81:43--UNC--Lindsay Tarpley, 5th (Heather O'Reilly) Shots: W&M 4, UNC 27 Saves: Kellie Fenton (W&M) 5, Aly Winget (UNC) 3 Corner Kicks: W&M 2, UNC 7 Fouls: W&M 12, UNC 12 Offsides: W&M 5, UNC 0 Referee: Roger Morton; Assistant Referees: Mark Kadlecik, Michael Hill; Alternate Official: Jim Carpenter Attendance: 1,528 Records: William & Mary 12-7-4, North Carolina 20-0-2
-- Courtesy UNC