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UNC Draws 0-0 With Duke

UNC Draws 0-0 With Duke
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - No. 6 North Carolina extended its unbeaten streak to eight matches against Duke with a 0-0 draw Friday night at Fetzer Field.

UNC (3-1-5, 0-0-5 ACC) held a 20-6 shot advantage in the 110-minute match, but could not find the back of the net against its long-standing rivals from Durham. Duke moves to 4-4-3 overall and 0-3-2 in the ACC.

UNC keeper Brendan Moore made two saves for his fifth clean sheet of 2013. Meanwhile, Alex Long had a much busier evening with seven saves to earn his third shutout of the campaign.

Before a near capacity crowd of 4,592 raucous fans at Fetzer Field, filled with many alumni in the stands, Carolina fed off the fans energy and dominated play in the opening 20 minutes of action.

Freshman Colton Storm, making his second start on the back line, had a good look at goal when he sent a low-driving shot from 25 yards out that was pushed aside by Duke's Long in goal.

By the time Josh Rice sent a shot on frame in the 22nd minute, the Heels already had nine recorded attempts on the scoreboard.

In the second half, Rice again was attempting to do damage in the Duke third of the field, but Long was equal to the task with a nice save to keep the match scoreless.

Duke had its best scoring chance of the night when Brody Huitema hit the wood work when his chip shot clanged off the bar in the 66th minute.

In the extra sessions, a couple cross attempts by Carolina nearly found the foot of defender Jonathan Campbell, but it was not meant to be as the Heels move to 2-0-5 in overtime matches this season.

The Tar Heels are 6-0-2 against Duke dating back to 2007, and have not lost to the Blue Devils at home since 1999.

UNC will host Clemson on Tuesday at 7 p.m., on ESPN3.

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