The North Carolina girls topped South Carolina, 4-2, Saturday in the fifth annual Clash of the Carolinas, which was played at a sweltering Blackbaud Stadium.
It was the Tar Heels' third straight victory and fourth in five matches in an event that features the top recent high school graduate soccer players from the Carolinas.
Three players from the Lowcountry played in the all-star game, and all three had atypical performances.
Wando keeper Amelia Henderson, who allowed only five goals the past two years, allowed all four North Carolina goals Saturday. Teammate Annie Peeples, usually reliable on defense, had a couple of lapses. And Bishop England standout Katie Twohig, who was a scoring machine the past two seasons with 126 goals, failed to find the back of the net.
South Carolina came out strong, but didn't seem the same after thunder, lightning and rain forced a 45-minute delay.
"I thought we played very well in the first half and showed some glimpses in the second," said Wando's Shannon Champ, who coached the South Carolina squad. "We made some mistakes in the second half, and North Carolina was talented and skilled enough to make us pay for it. I don't remember Amelia giving up that many goals in a long while."
South Carolina outshot North Carolina, 13-8, but the Tar Heels were more on target. Emilee Englehaupt scored the first goal of the match to give North Carolina a 1-0 lead. North Carolina MVP Liska Dobberstein scored three minutes into the second half to make it 2-0. Dobberstein will play for Clemson. Ashley Clark scored in the 54th minute to make it 3-0.
"They were all quality goals," Champ said. "Like I said, we had a couple of mistakes, a couple of miscommunications. I guess that is to be expected when you have players who don't usually play together come together for an all-star event."
Caroline Moore of Eastside and Casey Black of Woodruff scored South Carolina's goals.
North Carolina 4, South Carolina 2
Halftime: NC 1-0
Goals: NC -- Emilee Englehaupt 38, Liska Dobberstein 43, Ashley Clark 54, Kristen Busby 68; SC -- Caroline Moore 66; Casey Black 73
Assists: SC -- Hannah Allison, Alexa Gainey
Shots: NC 8, SC 13.
Saves: NC -- Annie McHenry, Kara Boggs 4; SC -- Amelia Henderson 4
MVPs: NC -- Liska Dobberstein; SC -- Alexa Gainey.
Series: NC leads 4-1-0