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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)
Looking Back On A Year Of ServiceUNC student-athletes, coaches and athletic department staff members participated in more than 5,200 hours of community outreach during the 2016-17 academic year. The Tar Heels partnered with a wide range of organizations, emphasizing involvement with local schools and with UNC Hospitals. UNC kicked off the year with the first-ever department-wide day of service. (GoHeels.com)
Jessie Scarpa Named To Preseason Best XI Team by Top Drawer SoccerUNC junior forward Jessie Scarpa has been named to the TopDrawerSoccer.com Women's Division I preseason Best XI team announced Monday. In addition, freshman defender Lotte Wubben-Moy, a native of England, who will join the Tar Heels on August 23 and is projected as UNC's starter at center back this year, was tapped for Top Drawer Soccer's Freshman Best XI. (GoHeels.com)
Orlando Pride’s Ashlyn Harris uses battle with addiction, anger to show fans they are not aloneBy sharing her past struggles with depression, aggression and addiction, Ashlyn Harris has forged deep connections with fans. “There’s a gentleman who’s older, who said I’ve helped save his life, who’s contemplated suicide,” Harris said. “You bet I’m going go over, say hello, give him a hug, see how he’s doing. Five minutes is worth saving anyone’s life.” (Orlando Sentinel)
Rose, Pieters Score In 3-1 UNC Men's Soccer Win Over CoastalFreshman Alex Rose scored twice in his collegiate debut, and Jelani Pieters added a goal and an assist in leading North Carolina to a 3-1 victory over Coastal Carolina in an exhibition match Sunday night from WakeMed Soccer Park. Carolina visits South Carolina on Thursday in its final tuneup match. Kick off from Columbia, South Carolina is slated for 7 p.m. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Men's Soccer Begins Sunday With Coastal Carolina ExhibitionThe first chance to see the No. 4 North Carolina men's soccer team in the 2017 season is right around the corner. The Tar Heels host 19th-ranked Coastal Carolina in an exhibition match on Sunday, Aug. 13 at WakeMed Soccer Park at 7 p.m. Admission is FREE to all games this season at WakeMed, including Sunday evening's top-25 matchup. (GoHeels.com)