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No. 8 UNC Men's Soccer Beats Duke, 2-1Mauricio Pineda scored the game-winning goal late in the first half to lift No. 8 North Carolina to a 2-1 victory over 23rd-ranked Duke in the 89th edition of the Tobacco Road rivalry at Macpherson Stadium. Alan Winn continued his torrid scoring with his fourth goal in four games. Cam Lindley delivered another perfect cross that Winn headed home in the eighth minute for UNC. (GoHeels.com)
ACC Opener On Tap For UNC Women's Soccer In TallahasseeNorth Carolina will play its sixth straight game away from its temporary home field at WakeMed Soccer Park when it travels to Tallahassee, Fla. on Sunday to meet the Florida State Seminoles at 1 p.m. in a match to be televised on ACC Network Extra. It will be the ACC opener for Coach Anson Dorrance's Tar Heels who are 4-2 overall. FSU is 5-1 on the season. (GoHeels.com)
Meet Community Connector Heather O'Reilly with Arsenal Ladies FCHeather O'Reilly's competitive fire, along with a tremendous amount of self-discipline and hard work, helped her become an elite world class soccer player who starred at UNC and went on to win World Cup championships and Olympic gold medals. Now, even while playing professionally for Arsenal Ladies FC in England, O’Reilly is dedicated to helping young women develop. (Raleigh News & Observer)
Q&A With Mia HammIt's been 24 years since Mia Hamm played her final match for the UNC women's soccer team. But her ties to UNC still run deep. In August, Hamm and former Tar Heels Kristine Lilly and Tisha Venturini Hoch returned to the Triangle for a Soccer Clinic in Raleigh. Hamm spoke with GoHeels.com about the event, her time playing for UNC and what the University still means to her. (GoHeels.com)
Winn's willFor a moment Wednesday, however brief, senior forward Alan Winn said it felt like the UNC men's soccer team's match against William & Mary was slipping away. The No. 8 Tar Heels led for a majority of the contest. But in the 69th minute, the Tribe tied the score at 2 on its second equalizing goal. Such goals can be demoralizing, said Winn. But you must not waver. (GoHeels.com)
Winn's Double Leads No. 8 UNC Men's Soccer Past William & MaryAlan Winn scored twice to lead No. 8 North Carolina to a 3-2 victory over William & Mary on Wednesday night at WakeMed Soccer Park (Highlights). North Carolina won its third game in a row, improving to 5-1 on the season, while the Tribe fall to an even 2-2-2. Winn scored just three minutes, 13 seconds into the first half to get the scoring underway early. (GoHeels.com)
UNC And William & Mary Face Off In Men's Soccer WednesdayNo. 8 North Carolina returns from an extended road trip to face William & Mary on Wednesday at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C. The Tar Heels are off to a 4-1 record and won both of their matches last week. Carolina and William & Mary are going head-to-head for the fifth year in a row going back to 2013. UNC is 2-1-1 in the previous four matches. Admission is free. (GoHeels.com)
Cam Lindley's Game Winner Sends UNC Men's Soccer Past PittNo. 10 North Carolina came away with a 2-1 win over Pitt in the ACC men's soccer opener for both clubs Saturday night at Urbanic Field (Highlights). Playing on the road for the third-straight match, Carolina's Jelani Pieters broke the ice early with a goal in the 11th minute. UNC hosts William & Mary on Wednesday at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary at 7 p.m.
Early Goal Lifts No. 5 Penn State Past No. 6 UNC Women's SoccerThe fifth-ranked Penn State women's soccer team scored seven minutes into the match and that goal held up as the Nittany Lions defeated sixth-ranked North Carolina 1-0 at Jeffrey Field. The Tar Heels finish the non-conference schedule at 4-2. UNC will have 10 days off before traveling to Tallahassee, Fla., on Sunday, September 17 to face Florida State. (GoHeels.com)
Two UNC women's soccer international first-years thrive on and off the fieldFor first-years Alessia Russo and Lotte Wubben-Moy, these daunting circumstances have been their realities. Since joining North Carolina's women’s soccer team, the two England natives have endured a whirlwind these past couples of weeks. Despite all this, they’ve hit the ground running, earning special praise from head coach Anson Dorrance. (Daily Tar Heel)
UNC Women's Soccer Travels To Penn State For ACC-Big Ten MatchupThe UNC women's soccer team returns to the pitch Thursday to play Top 10-ranked Penn State in University Park, Pa. The game is scheduled for Thursday at 7 p.m. on the Big Ten Network. It will be UNC's final non-conference game of the season. Following Thursday's match at Penn State, UNC will be off 10 days before playing at Florida State on Sunday, September 17. (GoHeels.com)
UNC men's soccer learns to adjust on the flySometimes, you have to build the plane while you fly it. UNC men's soccer head coach Carlos Somoano emphasized a similar notion to his team at the halftime break of a 2-1 win over UNC Greensboro. “Solve some of the things on the field when they’re going wrong in the moment as opposed to waiting until we get to halftime or after a game. That's what good teams do.” (Daily Tar Heel)
Julia Ashley Named ACC Women's Soccer Defensive Player of the WeekNorth Carolina junior defender Julia Ashley is this week's ACC Defensive Player of the Week. Ashley was the outstanding defensive player on the field in the Duke Nike Classic as she led UNC to a 5-0 win over Auburn and a 2-0 victory over UNCW. Ashley played 80 minutes in UNC's win over Auburn and then went the full 90 in the win over the Seahawks. (GoHeels.com)
No. 3 UNC Men's Soccer Scores 2-1 Victory At UNCGFreshman Lucas del Rosario scored the game-winning goal in the 69th minute to lift No. 3 UNC to a 2-1 victory over UNCG on Monday at UNCG Soccer Stadium (Highlights). Alan Winn made his senior season debut and wasted no time in scoring on his first shot of 2017. The Garland, Texas, native converted a left-footed shot in the 13th minute for his 13th career goal. (GoHeels.com)
No. 3 UNC Men's Soccer Heads To UNCG On Labor DayNo. 3 North Carolina continues its three-game road trip with UNCG on Monday at 7 p.m, at UNCG Soccer Stadium. The match will be carried on ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app. This is the first time since 2005 that the Tar Heels and Spartans square off on the pitch. Carolina owns an 8-3-1 all-time advantage in the series and is 4-2 on the road against the Spartans. (GoHeels.com)