Sophomore Garrett Billings scored two minutes and 22 seconds into overtime to lift Virginia to a 10-9 win over North Carolina before 2566 chilled fans at Klöckner Stadium Saturday night.
The win is Virginia's 10th in a row as the Cavaliers improve to 10-1 this season and 2-0 in the ACC.
Billings, who scored a career-high five goals in last year's win over the Tar Heels, scored twice this evening to share team honors with roommate Danny Glading. Virginia got good goal distribution as eight different players scored.
Bart Wagner tied his career high with four goals to lead the Tar Heels, who fall to 7-4 overall this season and 0-3 in the ACC.
It was a really good win against a quality North Carolina team," said Virginia head coach Dom Starsia. "This is the end of a long week for us. I think that Tuesday game really took a lot out of us. I give our kids a lot of credit for battling right till the very end tonight. I thought we made a lot of mistakes. I thought we gave the ball back to them a number of times, but I thought we were playing hard which is been the defining characteristic of this team to date."