Carolina Falls To NC State In Overtime
The Tar Heels will visit Clemson on Tuesday in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament at 7 p.m., in Clemson, S.C.
Brendan Moore made three saves and extended his scoreless streak to 425 minutes dating back to Oct. 22, before the goal by Nazmi Albadawi in the 92nd minute.
Tyler Engel nearly scored again in the first half for a third-straight match when he took hold of a defensive miscue by the Wolfpack, but could not make the final touch as his angle did not allow him to find the back of the net.
NC State's Roland Minogue had a quality look at goal in the 38th minute, but his shot went over the bar to keep the match scoreless going into halftime.
NC State did well to keep possession a majority of the first 15 minutes of the second half, but nothing came of it for the Wolfpack.
Carolina flipped the script in the 63rd minute when Cooper Vandermaas-Peeler ripped a shot from 25 yards just left of goal.
That led to a flurry of chances for Carolina. Verneri Valimaa made an outstanding run one minute later, beating two Wolfpack defenders and unleashed a bender that keeper Fabian Otte pushed aside to setup a corner kick.
Freshman Warren Marshall took the corner and found the head of C.J. Odenigwe, but again the ball went just wide of the left post.
Later on in the second half, Minogue hit the post in the 79th minute off a cross from Alex Martinez.
In the extra session, a defensive miscue between Moore and the Carolina defense allowed Albadawi to get a boot on the ball and it trickled into the net for the game winner.