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Season preview: Lindley hopes to lead UNC men's soccer to postseason redemptionA missed chance will drive the UNC men's soccer team this season. After a second consecutive ACC Coastal Division title, UNC made it to the College Cup in 2016 but fell short of advancing to the NCAA Title game after a nail-biting penalty kick loss to Stanford. This season, a recruiting class that comes in at No. 2 in the nation adds some fuel to the fire. (Daily Tar Heel)
UNC Men's Soccer Kicks Off 2017 With ProvidenceThe fourth-ranked UNC men's soccer team kicks off the 2017 season Friday against No. 12 Providence at Elon University's Rudd Field at 7:30 pm. All games hosted this season by UNC will not require an admission price. The Tar Heels will not play on campus this season while the new soccer and lacrosse field is under construction. UNC is the ACC preseason favorite. (GoHeels.com)
A New York Soccer Story: Portland’s Allie LongThere was no such thing as women’s professional soccer when Allie Long was growing up in Northport, N.Y., on Long Island. That doesn’t mean Long, 29, was without an example to look up to, though. She spent most weekends in her formative years tagging along to watch her mother’s games. “My mom has played her whole life,” Long said. (Empire of Soccer)
UNC Women's Soccer Heads To Sunshine State for Pair of GamesThe UNC women's soccer team returns to the pitch this weekend for its first road trip of the season. The Tar Heels, who beat Duke 2-1 in overtime last Friday in the season opener, will play UCF Friday and USF Sunday. Carolina comes into the week ranked fourth by the United Soccer Coaches, eighth by Top Drawer Soccer and ninth by Soccer America. (GoHeels.com)
Podcast: UNC Men's Soccer Player Cam LindleyUNC's Cam Lindley, one of the top freshmen in the country in 2016, joins the show to talk about his club career and choosing to play in college, choosing to play at North Carolina and the value he sees in the college game. He also talks about the disappointing end to last season and how things are shaping up for the Tar Heels in the UNC preseason. (College Soccer News)
Joanna Boyles Named ACC Women's Soccer Player of the WeekNorth Carolina senior midfielder Joanna Boyles earns the first Atlantic Coast Conference Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week honor of the season. Boyles tallied a goal and an assist as No. 6 UNC rallied for 2-1 overtime win against #12 Duke last Friday night in the season opener for both teams at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, North Carolina. (GoHeels.com)
Heather O’Reilly wins award for community work while playing in EnglandFormer United States international Heather O'Reilly has helped to inspire many of the young people we work with over the past year. As well as making a number of trips to Arsenal's community hub to meet with our girls' football groups, she has played a big role in supporting girls' football teams close to our training ground in Hertfordshire. (Arsenal.com)
Video: UNC Women's Soccer Drops Duke in OT, 2-1 - HighlightsJessie Scarpa's header off a cross from Joanna Boyles found the back of the net just four minutes into the extra period to lift the sixth-ranked Tar Heels to a 2-1 victory over No. 12 Duke to open the season on August 18, 2017.
Joanna Boyles completes her comebackFrom the time she was 9 years old until she graduated from Raleigh's Sanderson High School in 2013, Joanna Boyles called the fields at WakeMed Soccer Park her soccer home. And it was there on Friday night, with several friends and family members in attendance, that she triumphantly returned from two ACL tears that sidelined her for nearly two years. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Women's Soccer Beats Duke 2-1 in OvertimeJessie Scarpa scored off an assist by Joanna Boyles in the fourth minute of overtime Friday to lift the sixth-ranked UNC women's soccer team to a 2-1 victory over 12th-ranked Duke before an overflow crowd of 2,012 fans at WakeMed Soccer Park. With seating for only around 500 spectators, fans filled every available nook and cranny of the Koka Booth Stadium. (GoHeels.com)
After two ACL tears, Joanna Boyles is back for UNC women's soccerWhen Joanna Boyles takes the field at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary tonight against Duke, it will be the first time in more than 21 months that the senior midfielder has played in a real match for theUNC women’s soccer team. But it’s that time off and everything that’s come with it that have allowed Boyles to remember the things that helped her get here in the first place. (Argyle Report)
North Carolina women's soccer team set for more success in 2017Since its 1979 inception, the UNC women’s soccer team has played 912 games and won over 90 percent of them — 809, to be exact. Under head coach Anson Dorrance, the Tar Heels have appeared in every NCAA Tournament ever played and won over 90 percent of those games, too. The best number is 22. That’s how many titles UNC has racked up in its existence. (Daily Tar Heel)
UNC Men's Soccer Draws With Gamecocks In Final Tuneup MatchNo. 4 North Carolina played to a scoreless draw at South Carolina on Thursday to complete the exhibition portion of the Tar Heels' men's soccer schedule. Carolina enjoyed an 11-7 shot edge over the host Gamecocks. Five shots were on target and saved by the combination of two South Carolina keepers. The Tar Heels finish unbeaten in their two warmup matches. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Women's Soccer Opens 2017 Season Friday Versus DukeThe UNC women's soccer team returns to the pitch for the 2017 season on Friday to meet arch-rival Duke. The match is at 6 p.m. ET and it will be played at Koka Booth Stadium, which is park of WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C. The game will be webcast nationally ACC Network Extra with live streaming on WatchESPN online and the WatchESPN App. (GoHeels.com)
Carolina Named 2017 ACC Men’s Soccer FavoriteNorth 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. The Tar Heels were named by five coaches as this year's team to beat for the ACC Championship. Wake Forest received three votes, followed by Clemson with two. Notre Dame and Virginia each received one vote. (GoHeels.com)