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Canes Clash With No. 2 North Carolina Sunday

Canes Clash With No. 2 North Carolina Sunday

Date: Sunday, Oct. 23, 2022

Time: 1 p.m. EST

LocationCoral Gables, Fla.

Stadium: Cobb Stadium

Following a 1-0 victory over Boston College, Miami (5-6-3, 2-5-1 ACC) welcomes No. 2 North Carolina (13-3, 6-2 ACC) to Cobb Stadium Sunday.

The Matchup

The Hurricanes have upset the Tar Heels twice in Coral Gables, defeating then-No. 7 North Carolina, 1-0, on Sept. 30, 2007 and No. 2 UNC, 1-0, on Oct. 25, 2009. The Heels have been ranked in all 18 previous meetings.

Last Time Out

Miami found the back of the net in the opening minutes and held Boston College quiet the rest of the way Thursday evening.

In the eighth minute, senior midfielder/forward María Jakobsdóttir capitalized off of a throw-in, tallying her first goal of 2022.

Senior goalkeeper Melissa Dagenais recorded six saves in the Hurricanes’ fifth clean sheet of the campaign, the most by Miami in six seasons.

Tracking The Hurricanes

At NC State, Miami scored three times over an eight-minute span in ACC action for the first time in program history.

With their first victory versus the Hokies in six seasons, the Hurricanes collected their first win over a top-25 team since Oct. 24, 2019, when Miami bested then-No. 15 Clemson, 3-2, in double overtime.

For the first time in nine years, Miami remained unbeaten through its first five matches. The Hurricanes began their campaign with four straight shutouts for the first time in program history.

She’s A Keeper

Melissa Dagenais started her senior campaign without conceding a goal across the first 419 minutes. Dagenais paces the ACC in saves per game (4.6) and ranks second in total saves (65). The 6-foot-1 netminder made a season-best 11 saves against Mississippi State on Aug. 18.

Scouting The Tar Heels

North Carolina enters the weekend ranked second nationally and fifth in strength of schedule. The Tar Heels are coming off of a 2-1 triumph at No. 4 Florida State.

The Heels have posted an ACC-best 10 shutouts, which is tied for sixth-most among NCAA DI teams.

Looking Ahead

Miami wraps up its regular season slate, hosting No. 8 Virginia at Cobb Stadium Thursday.

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