Dec. 3, 2010
Box Score vs. North Carolina
Final Season Stats in PDF Format
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (SMU) - The No. 5 seed SMU men's soccer team fell in penalty kicks, after tying UNC 1-1 in the NCAA quarterfinals Friday night. Arthur Ivo scored for the Mustangs. SMU finishes the season with a 16-2-2 record.
SMU broke open the scoring early with a goal by Ivo in the fifth minute. Freshman Robbie Derschang broke down the left side and fed a ball down the center of the field to Ivo who ran on behind the defense and fired the ball from 14 yards out. The goal was Ivo's 10th of the season, tying him for the team lead in goals and giving him the lead in points (25).
The Tar Heels quickly responded when Kirk Urso scored from 12 yards out on a cross from Enzo Martinez in the 10th minute. The tally was his fifth of the season.
Goalkeeper Craig Hill made three incredible stops in regulation for the Mustangs. In the 12th minute, Hill made a diving leap to punch a shot by Michael Farfan up and over the crossbar. On the ensuing corner, UNC's Stephen McCarthy hit the crossbar.
In the 56th, Hill again made another diving save on Farfan who launched another bullet from 20 yards out. With nine minutes left in regulation, Hill stopped a rocket from Kirk Urso to keep the game knotted at one.
SMU's best opportunity in extra time came in the 108th minute when Zach Barnes just missed the upper right corner of the goal.
UNC had a flurry of chances as the result of a corner in the final minute of double overtime. SMU blocked a header and two shots to preserve the tie and send the game to penalty kicks.
The Tar Heels were able to convert four penalty kicks, while the Mustangs hit the crossbar on one shot and had another saved by UNC's Scott Goodwin.