Sparked by a loud and boisterous crowd of 6,549, the Blue Devils pressured the Tar Heels in the early going. After a Duke corner in the ninth minute, the Blue Devils’ Zach Pope sent a cross into the box that was redirected into the UNC net by Odgers.

UNC also allowed an own goal in its 1-0 loss to Campbell 10 days ago.

“The ball hit my leg and went in the goal,” Odgers said.

The Blue Devils have now won five consecutive games since a 1-0 loss to Maryland on Sept. 29. They have a half-game lead over Virginia for first place in the rigorous ACC with one game remaining against Clemson.

“We’re where we want to be,” head coach John Rennie said. “We just have to keep going.”