Oct. 8, 2010

NEWTON, Mass. - Top-ranked North Carolina scored three times in the second half to pick up a 3-0 win Friday afternoon at Boston College. The Tar Heels improved to 13-0 overall and 3-0 in Atlantic Coast Conference play with their eighth shutout of the season. The 12th-ranked Eagles fell to 7-5 overall, 1-3 in ACC play.

"We played very well in the first half, we just had trouble putting the ball on target," UNC coach Karen Shelton said. "But we were patient, didn't get frustrated and stuck with the gameplan."

Freshman Marta Malmberg scored the gamewinner in the 41st minute, tallying the first goal of her career on the second-effort of a penalty corner. Sophomore Jaclyn Gaudioso Radvany then scored twice within six minutes. Her first was in the 51st minute, on a pass to the front of the goal from classmate Kelsey Kolojejchick. The second came in the 57th minute, when she sent a shot into the right corner of the cage for her eighth goal of the season.

UNC finished the day with 12 shots, eight of them in the second half, while the Eagles had three overall. Carolina drew eight corners, four in each half, while giving up just one. Senior goalkeeper Jackie Kintzer made two saves for the Tar Heels in picking up her sixth complete-game shutout and eighth overall.

"We're happy to get the shutout," Shelton said. "The defense continues to play well, and it was a good team effort. We defended from front to back exceptionally well."

The Tar Heels will remain in Boston to meet fifth-ranked Connecticut in a neutral-site game on Sunday at noon. The host Eagles will take on Yale in the second game of the doubleheader.