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Bernatchez Leads UNC Field Hockey In 6-2 Win At Penn

Senior Kristy Bernatchez scored twice to lead UNC to a 6-2 win at Penn Sunday. The Tar Heels improved to 3-1 with their highest scoring total of the fall. “We made progress on the weekend,” UNC coach Karen Shelton said. “I thought we played better today than we did on Friday. We’re starting to move the ball better and become better connected.” (GoHeels.com)

No. 1 Tar Heels Top No. 15 Princeton 2-1 in Field Hockey

The top-ranked UNC field hockey team closed the first half with a goal and then added another midway through the second half to earn a 2-1 win Friday afternoon at No. 15 Princeton. The Tar Heels improved to 2-1 on the season, while the Tigers fell to 0-1. Both of Carolina’s goals came on penalty corners. (GoHeels.com)

Carolina Field Hockey Earns 4-1 Win Over Iowa

After opening the season Saturday with a last-second loss, the North Carolina field hockey team found much more to enjoy in Sunday’s matchup with Iowa. UNC scored early and often en route to a 4-1 win over the Hawkeyes in the Tar Heels’ second game of the ACC-Big Ten Challenge, played at Wake Forest’s Kentner Stadium. (GoHeels.com)

How former UNC athletes fared in the 2016 Rio Olympics

Fifteen athletes competing in the games were former Tar Heels. Of those 15, only one former UNC athlete came home with a medal. Despite a notorious lack of playing time, Harrison Barnes won gold with the USA Men’s Basketball Team. (Tar Heel Blog)

No. 1 UNC Field Hockey Falls To No. 10 Michigan In Season-Opener

The UNC field hockey team suffered its first season-opening loss since 2002 on Saturday, falling to Michigan 1-0 in a hard-to-swallow manner. “There’s not a worse way to lose than when there’s no time on the clock on a penalty corner,” UNC coach Karen Shelton said. In the ACC-Big Ten Challenge at Wake Forest’s Kentner Stadium, the longtime rivals played 70 scoreless minutes. (GoHeels.com)

Fall Sports Calendar Heats Up At UNC

Fall sports season is officially in full swing on campus. The UNC men’s soccer season gets underway Friday night as the #8 Tar Heels host Cal Poly, 7:30 pm at Fetzer Field. Carolina also hosts St. Louis on Sunday at 7:30. Also this weekend, UNC women’s soccer is in Florida: Friday evening they’re in Fort Myers facing Florida Gulf Coast at 7 pm; then on Sunday they’re in Boca Raton, taking on Florida Atlantic at 1:00. (Chapelboro.com)

UNC Field Hockey Leads National And Conference Polls

The UNC field hockey team opens the season ranked No. 1 in both the national and ACC preseason polls. Additionally, seniors Emma Bozek and Julia Young have been named to the Preseason All-ACC Team. At the start of last season, UNC was picked No. 1 in the ACC preseason poll and No. 2 in the national poll. Both predictions proved accurate. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Field Hockey coach Karen Shelton prepares for season, reflects on Olympics

After coming to Chapel Hill in 1981, North Carolina field hockey coach Karen Shelton has claimed six titles and 10 runner-up finishes. She also won a bronze medal as a player with the U.S. National team in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games. Staff writer Sam Doughton caught up with Shelton as she begins her 36th season. (Daily Tar Heel)

Carolina Athletics: 2015-16 Year In Review

Carolina finished seventh in the Learfield NACDA Cup standings, UNC’s seventh top-10 performance in the last eight years. It marked the 17th time Carolina was the highest finisher among ACC schools. UNC was one of only three schools, with Stanford and Oklahoma, to finish in the top 10 in both men’s and women’s standings in the Capital One Cup. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels Making Their Marks at Rio Olympics

Sixteen Tar Heels have been delivering on months and years of training in their goal to compete at the highest level of their sports, bringing them to the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. With the games closing ceremony set for Aug. 21, here’s how UNC Olympians have been doing. (UNC General Alumni Association)

Carolina Grad Learning From Olympic Broadcast Experience

As five Tar Heel field hockey alums helped the U.S. Olympic team to a quarterfinals spot in Rio, another of the program’s graduates has helped bring field hockey action to those who can’t be there in person. Casey Di Nardo, a May graduate with a degree in journalism, is working for NBC Sports as the statistician on each of the network’s field hockey broadcasts. (GoHeels.com)

Lower Concessions Prices & More Options At UNC Venues

The UNC department of athletics and its concessions partner, Aramark Sports and Entertainment, is introducing reduced concessions prices and new outside food and beverage options for all Olympic sports venues for the 2016-17 school year. Fans can enjoy lower-priced food and beverage options at Olympic sports events. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels’ fall Olympic sports preview

Last year’s North Carolina field hockey team finished as the runner-up in the National Championship. The volleyball team has been one of the top teams in the ACC the last few years. The men’s soccer team consistently fields one of the top teams in the country, and the women’s soccer team is considered one of the most successful programs of all time. (Tar Heel Blog)

ACC-laden USA field hockey team eyeing gold

Regardless of the outcome against Great Britain, the U.S. field hockey team has already clinched a spot in the quarterfinals and their roster is loaded with North Carolina connections. If you’re doing the math, five USA field hockey players competed at UNC, two attended Wake Forest and one played at Duke.There is always some good ribbing among the eight. (WRAL Sports Fan)

How have former UNC athletes done so far at the Olympics?

Fifteen UNC alums are taking part in the 2016 Olympics. Of that 15, only two have yet to participate in the games. Shalane Flanagan and Vikas Gowda will take part in the Track and Fields events which take place in the second week. The other 13 athletes’ events have begun, and many of them have had fairly successful starts. (Tar Heel Blog)

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