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Tar Heels edge Seahawks in soccer

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- The 4th ranked North Carolina Tar Heels defeated UNCW in a women's soccer exhibition game on Tuesday night. Click the play video icon in order to see our game highlights after the news airs.

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WILMINGTON, NC (UNCW) -- Freshman striker Megan Buckingham’s first half goal was all the scoring No. 4 UNC Chapel Hill needed as the Tar Heels edged UNCW, 1-0, in the women’s soccer exhibition opener for both teams Tuesday night at the UNCW Soccer Stadium.

The Seahawks play another 6 p.m. home friendly Saturday against Duke, while the Tar Heels return home to entertain Missouri in their final preseason tune up on Friday at 4:30 p.m.

With threatening skies hovering around the coast, the two teams locked up in a defensive battle until Buckingham took a pass from sophomore forward Sarah Ashley Firstenberg in the box and tapped the ball into the right-hand corner of the net at 39:10 to give the Tar Heels a 1-0 lead at intermission and the only goal of the game.

UNC finished with a 13-1 advantage in shots, but the Seahawks allowed just four on frame. UNCW goalkeepers Carolyn Huddy and Liisa Rahkola, combined for three saves, with each goalie playing one half.

GAME SUMMARY: Shots-UNC 13, UNCW 1; Saves-UNCW 3, UNC 0; Corner Kicks-UNC 8, UNCW 1.

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Congratulations to North

Congratulations to North Carolina Tar Heels for winning against the UNCW in the woman's exhibition games.