WAKEMED SOCCER PARK/ CARY—UNC may have lost today, but the surprisingly healthy crowd of 2,700 soccer fans that braved the gruesome weather in Cary tonight went home thrilled. The revamped Carolina RailHawks showed off a confident, organized attack and a strong defense to knock off the visiting New England Revolution, 1-0.
Defender Mark Schulte scored on a first-half header, in the 16th minute, and second-half substitute goalie Caleb Patterson saved the victory with a sensational stop on a Revolution breakaway in the 86th minute.
The game afforded an opportunity to see new faces in action and there were numerous surprises. Look for Chris Gaffney's match report later this weekend.