CARY, N.C. (AP) - Casey Nogueira scored two second-half goals,
including the winner with 2:06 remaining, and North Carolina
defeated Notre Dame 2-1 on Sunday in the championship game of the
NCAA Womens College Cup.
The Tar Heels (25-1-2) overcame the fastest goal in Notre Dame
history to win their 19th women's soccer championship in the
27-year history of the tournament.
Nogueira, who had a goal and an assist in UNCs 2-1 victory over
Notre Dame in the 2006 championship game, tied Sundays game on a
free kick in the 52nd minute. She put the Tar Heels ahead to stay
with shot from the left flank that sailed over the head of Notre
Dame goalkeeper Kelsey Lysander on its way to the right side of the
Kerri Hanks gave Notre Dame (26-1-0) the early lead, finding the
back of the net 16 seconds into the game.
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