Just as the rains arrived in Durham, so did another important Brianna Pinto strike.
The North Carolina midfielder's tally ensured the Tar Heels wouldn't play into overtime against LSU, securing a 1-0 win on Thursday at the Duke Nike Classic. That victory, plus a comfortable 8-0 defeat of UNLV on Sunday, pushed the ACC side to the No. 1 spot in this week's TDS Women's DI Top 25 rankings.
Santa Clara defeated previous No. 1 side UCLA on Thursday, opening up the door for the Tar Heels.