No. 18 Gamecocks into Elite Eight with 1-0 Victory over No. 6 Tar Heels
Junior Raina Johnson's goal in the 23rd minute and a stellar team defensive effort propelled No. 18 South Carolina past No. 6 North Carolina, 1-0, and into the NCAA Quarterfinals for the first time in program history. After advancing on penalty kicks in the previous two contests, the Gamecocks (14-5-5) took down the Tar Heels (14-4-2) in regulation and collected their third shutout in as many games in the NCAA Tournament.