WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - The No. 20-ranked William and Mary Tribe women's soccer team will open up the 2011 NCAA Women's Soccer Championship with a first round match at No. 12 North Carolina. The match is scheduled for a 2 p.m. kickoff in Chapel Hill, North Carolina on Saturday, November 12.
Fresh off winning its 10th CAA title in program history, the Tribe heads to UNC with an overall record of 17-2-2 on the season. This past weekend, the College won the conference tournament, defeating VCU in overtime, 1-0. Led by CAA Player of the Year Mallory Schaffer, the Tribe's offense has been dominant this season, outscoring opponents, 52-13, over the course of the year.
The University of North Carolina Tarheels come in to the NCAA Tournament on a three-game losing skid, the longest such streak in program history. Despite the drought, the Tarheels enter the tournament with a record of 11-5-1, earning the No. 3 seed in the region. Offensively, UNC has been led by All-ACC Second-Team honoree Kealia Ohai, who has tallied a team-best six goals on the season.
The last time that the two teams met on the pitch was on September 16, 2007 at the VCU Invitational. In that match, All-American Claire Zimmeck scored in the 85th minute to give the Tribe its first win over North Carolina.
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