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Ohai Lifts North Carolina Past Stanford In 2OT

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SAN DIEGO-- Kealia Ohai scored at 5:53 of the second overtime to lift North Carolina to a 1-0 victory against top-seeded Stanford in semifinals of the NCAA Division I College Cup on Friday night.

The Tar Heels (14-5-3), making their 26th appearance in the College Cup semis in 31 years, will go for its record 21st women's soccer title against Penn State on Sunday.

The Nittany Lions (21-3-2) beat Florida State 2-1 in overtime in the other semifinal.

The loss by defending national champion Stanford (21-2-1) was the first for goalie Emily Oliver.

On the winning goal, Crystal Dunn eluded the Cardinal's Alina Garciamendez with some fancy footwork in Stanford territory after taking a midfield pass from Katie Bowen.

Dunn slid a perfect pass to Ohai, who was open on the right side and beat Oliver with a shot off the far left post and into the net.

Associated Press

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