Courtesy: Joe Browning The Seahawks and Tar Heels gathered for a group photo prior to Saturday's friendly
WILMINGTON, North Carolina – The UNCW and UNC Chapel Hill men’s soccer teams put on quite a show Saturday night during the first “Harry’s Game,” but the big winner was the Cape Fear Soccer TopSoccer program.
The program for kids with special needs benefitted from proceeds from the game, which was named after UNCW Head Coach Aidan Heaney’s son, Harry, who was born last fall with Down’s Syndrome. A large turnout of local soccer supporters watched the friendly between the Seahawks and Tar Heels.
The game was designed to raise awareness for Down’s Syndrome and featured fun activities for children, including a bounce castle, slide and face painting, as well as an appearance by popular mascot Sammy Seahawk. A special silent auction was also held to raise funds.
The Tar Heels, who finished fifth nationally last season with a 16-4-3 record, squeezed out a 2-1 victory by scoring twice in the second half. David Sizemore staked the Seahawks to a 1-0 lead when he found the net in the 15th minute, but Tar Heel striker Andy Craven delivered the victory for the Tar Heels by scoring the equalizer in the 57th minute and the game-winner with just under 15 minutes remaining.