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Mauricio Pineda Named To TopDrawerSoccer Team Of The WeekFreshman Mauricio Pineda has been named to the TopDrawerSoccer Team of the Week for his efforts last week in leading the second-ranked North Carolina men’s soccer team to a pair of 3-0 victories. Pineda and his back line mates limited its two opponents to a combined one shot on goal, including holding Saint Louis to zero shots on Sunday. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Men's Soccer Shuts Down Saint Louis, 3-0The No. 8 UNC men’s soccer team earned its second-straight 3-0 victory to open the 2016 campaign. Sunday night’s victim was Saint Louis, who did not record a shot in the loss from Fetzer Field. An early goal for Carolina set the tone for the match. Nils Bruening headed home a deflection off his own initial shot for his first career goal with the Tar Heels. (GoHeels.com)
Tar Heel Women Emerge With Golden Goal Win Over FAUTar Heel freshman striker Zoe Redei scored the first golden goal of her career in the 103rd minute of play to lift the ninth-ranked UNC women’s soccer team to a wild 3-2 victory over Florida Atlantic Sunday at FAU Soccer Stadium. With the game tied at 1-1 and 2:01 to play in regulation, the match was delayed by weather for approximately 40 minutes. (GoHeels.com)
How former UNC athletes fared in the 2016 Rio OlympicsFifteen 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)
Video: UNC Men's Soccer Stifles Cal Poly in 3-0 VictoryAlan Winn's goal in the ninth minute started the scoring for the 8th-ranked Tar Heels in a 3-0 win over Cal Poly to open the 2016 season.
UNC Men's Soccer: Tar Heels unveil new home kitThe Tar Heels men’s soccer program has unveiled their new home kit for the 2016 season. As the Fall sports season kicks off for the University of North Carolina, the Tar Heels will have plenty going on this year. (Keeping It Heel)
Fall Sports Calendar Heats Up At UNCFall 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 Men's Soccer Hosts Cal Poly In 2016 OpenerAt last the 2016 season gets officially started this Friday when the eighth-ranked North Carolina men’s soccer team hosts Cal Poly at 7:30 p.m., from Fetzer Field. North Carolina is the Atlantic Coast Conference men’s soccer preseason favorite to win the league championship, according to a vote of the league’s 12 head coaches. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Men's Soccer Preseason RankingsNorth Carolina men's soccer, the favorite to win the ACC according to the league head coaches, checks in at No. 1 according to Top Drawer Soccer, followed by Maryland, Akron, Stanford and Syracuse. The Tar Heels are selected No. 6 by College Soccer News, with the top-5 including Stanford, Akron, Maryland, Clemson and Wake Forest. (GoHeels.com)
Soccer Field in Tobin Heath's Hometown to be Named After HerA soccer field at the crest of Pleasant Valley Park is due to be dedicated to 2006 Ridge graduate Tobin Heath, midfielder on this year's Olympics U.S. Women's National Soccer Team and also a member of last year's World Cup Team USA women's soccer. (Tap Into Basking Ridge)
Players young and old spark offensive attack for UNC women's soccerAs UNC prepared for its first two games this past weekend, the big question still remained. But by the end, the Tar Heels had two wins under their belt — and more than a few answers. “A lot of little things are falling into place for us. I couldn’t be happier right now,” Coach Anson Dorrance said after Sunday’s 3-0 win over UNC-Charlotte. (Daily Tar Heel)
UNC Women's Soccer Posts Second Clean Sheet In Win Over 49ersUNC’s women’s soccer team improved to 2-0 on the season as it defeated Charlotte 3-0 Sunday at Fetzer Field. Goals by Hanna Gardner, Zoe Redei and Cameron Castleberry powered the offense while the Tar Heel defense posted its second clean sheet of the weekend. Hosting the Carolina Nike Classic, UNC defeated UCF 2-0 Friday and Charlotte Sunday. (GoHeels.com)
Video: UNC Women's Soccer Shuts Out Charlotte, 3-0The ninth-ranked Tar Heels women's soccer team shut out the Charlotte 49ers by a score of 3-0 at the Carolina Nike Classic on August 21, 2016.
UNC Women's Soccer Blanks UCF 2-0 On Opening NightThe ninth-ranked University of North Carolina women’s soccer team dominated the second half of play and pulled away to defeat UCF 2-0 Friday night at Fetzer Field before a crowd of 1,254 fans. It was the season opener for both teams and the match was played as the second game on the opening night of the 2016 Carolina Nike Classic. (GoHeels.com)
Video: Second-Half Headers Lift #9 UNC Women's Soccer Over UCFA pair of second-half goals off the heads of Sarah Ashley Firstenberg and Alex Kimball gave the Tar Heels a 2-0 victory over Central Florida in the Carolina Nike Classic on August 19, 2016.