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Men’s Soccer Falls to No. 2 North Carolina

by | Sep 7, 2021

A record-setting crowd was on hand for the soccer game vs. UNC Chapel Hill.


DAVIDSON, N.C. – In a battle of nationally-ranked teams, Tega Ikoba scored a pair of goals to lift No. 2 North Carolina over No. 22 Davidson, 3-0, in front of a record crowd Monday evening at Alumni Stadium.

The setback was the first of the 2021 season for the Wildcats, who fall to 2-1-0, while the Tar Heels remain unbeaten improving to 3-0-1.

Davidson Wildcat Henry Howell looks like he is about 5 feet in the air for this header.

Ikoba scored the eventual game-winner at the 33:39 mark and added an insurance goal with just under two minutes to play.

North Carolina, which advanced to the College Cup last season, before falling to eventual National Champion Marshall, also got a late score from Santiago Herrera.

Tonight’s 2,163 fans exceeded the previous mark of 2,093 set during the 2013 campaign when the ‘Cats hosted Duke.

Davidson’s best scoring chance came with 7:32 to play when Connor Smith missed just high from in front with a half volley following a Henry Howell free kick.

See more photos from this game at our News of Davidson photo album.

Up Next
Davidson will hit the road for three straight beginning with a contest at Mercer on Sept. 12 at 1:00 p.m.

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