Dworsky Powers No. 16 Tar Heels Past Davidson, 4-1
Johnson, Lewis also score in Carolina's exhibition opener.
Aug. 21, 2007
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Sophomore forward Bill Dworsky scored a pair of second half goals, and sophomore forward Ryan Johnson and junior midfielder Garry Lewis also found the back of the net Tuesday to lead No. 16 North Carolina past Davidson, 4-1, in an exhibition match at Fetzer Field.
With the Tar Heels holding a 2-0 lead, Dworsky scored twice in a six-minute span to put the game away for UNC. The Huntsville, Ala., tapped in a rebound of a Brian Shriver shot for his first goal at 62:37 and followed with a 25-yard unassisted strike at 68:08 for the Tar Heels' fourth and final score of the night.
After a trio of near misses by the Tar Heels early in the first half, Johnson put UNC on the board in the 33rd minute. The redshirt sophomore out of Charlotte took a through ball from midfielder Scott Campbell and chipped it over Davidson keeper Ben Ashton from 12 yards out for a 1-0 UNC lead.
After carrying the 1-0 advantage into intermission, Carolina added to its lead courtesy of Lewis' header in the 52nd minute. Junior midfielder Michael Callahan took a free kick from 30 yards out that Lewis was able to head past Davidson reserve goalkeeper Robby Goldsberry at the 51:53 mark for a 2-0 advantage.
Dworsky took over from there for the Tar Heels and capped the scoring with his low, lining 25-yard goal from the right flank into the lower, left-hand corner of the net. Carolina finished with a 12-6 edge in shots.
Down by a 4-0 margin, the Wildcats got on the board in the 74th minute on an Alex Caskey score off an assist by Peter Shelton. Caskey guided a deflected shot by Shelton into the net for Davidson's lone goal of the contest.
Freshman Tyler Deric went the distance in goal for the Tar Heels and made a pair of first-half saves. Davidson played three keepers, who combined for two saves and the four goals allowed.
The Tar Heels play their second and final exhibition match Saturday against UNC Asheville in Morganton, N.C., at 7:30 p.m. They open the regular season Friday, Aug. 31 against Monmouth in the annual Carolina Nike Classic.