CHAPEL HILL, N.C, - The Providence College men's soccer was defeated by North Carolina, 1-0, in double-overtime on Dec. 2. The Friars finish their 2016 season with a 15-7 record, while North Carolina improves to 14-3-3.
The best chance for either team came in the 38th minute off of a North Carolina corner kick, but the play was ruled offside.
After the first 45 minutes, the game remained scoreless and Colin Miller (Bel Air, Md.) recorded two saves, while Providence recorded three shots, including one on goal.
In the 49th minute Joao Serrano (Evora, Portugal) took a free-kick from about 35 yards out that led to a loose rebound in the box that the Friars' nearly put away, but the play was called dead due to a foul.
Neither team converted in the second half. North Carolina registered nine shots and Miller made two saves. Providence recorded two shots.
With one minute remaining in the first overtime period North Carolina's Zach Wright had a point blank chance from the top of the 18-yard box, but Miller made a diving save and forced the match into a second overtime period.
The Tar Heel's Drew Murphy scored 1:38 into the second overtime period to end the game, 1-0.
Miller finished the game with five saves in 101:38 minutes of play and the Friars registered six shots to North Carolina's 16.
Providence's quarterfinal appearance was the second time in three seasons, as well as the second all-time in program history.
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