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#22 UNCW takes down #9 UNC 4-3 in front of record crowd

Alexander Schlobohm celebrates after scoring in the first half. (Source: WECT) Alexander Schlobohm celebrates after scoring in the first half. (Source: WECT)
The Seahawks won in front of a  UNCW Soccer Stadium attendance record of 2,613 on Tuesday. (Source: WECT) The Seahawks won in front of a UNCW Soccer Stadium attendance record of 2,613 on Tuesday. (Source: WECT)

UNCW Press Release:

WILMINGTON, North Carolina – Jamie Dell scored twice, including the game-winner, as #22 UNCW topped ninth-ranked UNC Chapel Hill, 4-3, before a UNCW Soccer Stadium attendance record of 2,613 on Tuesday.

The Seahawks ran their winning streak to six straight and improved to 8-1-1. The Tar Heels, meanwhile, dropped their third consecutive outing and fell to 5-4.

UNCW improved to 4-0 this season against nationally-ranked opponents.

Dell, who now has six goals on the season, gave the Seahawks the lead in the 52nd minute and would notch his team-leading fourth game-winner of the season in the 80th minute.

UNC opened the scoring in the eighth minute as Walker Hume took a cross from Rob Lovejoy on the leftside and flicked his shot inside the right post for a 1-0 lead.

Newcomer Alexander Schlobohm drew the Seahawks even in the 36th minute with a shot from the top of the penalty area on the right side. His shot knuckled past UNC goalkeeper Brendan Moore and inside the far left post.

On Dell's first strike of the evening, a pass chipped into open area allowed him to race with the ball almost 40 yards on the right flank before he cut the ball back to the middle of the field and past the keeper for the goal.

Colin Bonner then netted his third goal when he was on the open end of a short pass from Daniel Escobar in the 62nd minute for a 3-1 Seahawk lead.

Verneri Valimaa cut the deficit to 3-2 for the Tar Heels when he weaved his way through the UNCW defense and scored on a shot inside the right post.

Dell's second strike of the game came in the 80th minute off a short pass from Freddy Nzekele. Dell's shot from the top of the penalty area sailed into the left side of the goal for a 4-2 lead.

Trailing 4-2 in the 85th minute, Alan Winn would make it a one-goal game for the Tar Heels.

UNCW held a 13-10 advantage in shots and a 6-4 lead in corners.

UP NEXT: The Seahawks host 23rd-ranked Delaware on Oct. 4 at 7 p.m.

NOTES:  For the Seahawks, that's the second straight win over the Tar Heels after clipping UNC last season in Chapel Hill, 1-0 … UNCW's four goals were a season-high as were the three goals allowed … Schlobohm was making his third appearance for the Seahawks … UNCW's six-game winning streak is the longest since 1998 … The previous stadium attendance record was 1,620 against Duke in 2010.

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