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UNC Women's Soccer Triumphs In Nielsen’s Return To LincolnThe fourth-ranked UNC women’s soccer team got goals from Dorian Bailey, Emily Bruder and Jessie Scarpa to defeat the University of Nebraska 3-0 Friday night at Hibner Stadium. The contest was played as a homecoming game for UNC senior defender and tri-captain Paige Nielsen who grew up in Lincoln and graduated from Lincoln Southeast High School in 2012. (GoHeels.com)
#3 UNC Men's Soccer Blanks Virginia TechNo. 3 North Carolina opened up Atlantic Coast Conference play with a 2-0 victory at Virginia Tech on Friday night from Thompson Field. Two late goals in the opening half put North Carolina (4-0-1, 1-0-0 ACC) firmly in the drivers seat against the Hokies. Senior midfielder Raby George struck in the 38th minute with his team-leading third goal of 2015. (GoHeels.com)
UNC women's soccer defender Paige Nielsen prepares for homecomingFrom the day she decided to leave Nebraska and follow in the footsteps of North Carolina soccer greats Mia Hamm and Kristine Lilly, Paige Nielsen has dreamed of returning to play in her hometown. Now, for the first time in her four years on the UNC women’s soccer team, the senior defender will play tonight in Lincoln, Neb., in front of her childhood friends and family. (Daily Tar Heel)
Green Means GoSummer Green is currently second on the UNC women's soccer team in scoring with four goals through North Carolina’s 5-0-1 season. The senior wants nothing more than to give her teammates the experience of winning it all. “When we were freshmen, I didn’t quite know what it was to even win a national championship, but over the years it has become more apparent how special it was.” (GoHeels.com)
Paige Nielsen leaving footprint as a Tar HeelWhat started out as a dream became a possibility. What was once a possibility became reality. For Paige Nielsen, reality has become surreal. Now a senior at North Carolina, it doesn’t seem so long ago that she was attending Husker soccer camps and playing for Lincoln Southeast. Then, with the support of her mother, Nielsen chased her ultimate dream. (Lincoln Journal Star)
Video: UNC Women's Soccer Alums Dish on Pre-Game Dance TraditionUNC women's soccer alums Jessica Mcdonald, Kealia Ohai and Meghan Klingenberg reflect on how dance became a huge part of the team's culture during their time at UNC, a tradition that we still carry on today.
Video: UNC Men's Soccer - Fresh Cutz With Andy LopezAndy Lopez takes GoHeelsTV on a tour of the various and intriguing hair styles on the North Carolina men's soccer team.
Spirit Forward Crystal Dunn Wins 2015 Golden BootWashington Spirit forward Crystal Dunn was honored Monday as the winner of 2015 NWSL Golden Boot, awarded to the player with the most goals during the regular season. Dunn, 23, led the NWSL in scoring this year with 15 goals to become the youngest winner of the award. The North Carolina product fell one goal shy of matching the NWSL single-season record of 16 goals. (National Women's Soccer League)
Video: UNC Men's Soccer Highlights vs TulsaThe 4th-ranked Tar Heels (3-0-1) got goals from Zach Wright and Tucker Hume in the first half and held on for a 2-1 win over Tulsa on September 6, 2015.
Tar Heels Men's Soccer Downs Tulsa, 2-1No. 4 North Carolina calmed the tempest of the Tulsa Golden Hurricane 2-1 in the driving rain Sunday night at Fetzer Field. With the Tar Heels controlling the ball for much of the first half, David October delivered a quick pass to Jordan McCrary in the box. A touch from Alan Winn connected with Zach Wright to give Carolina the advantage in the match in the 12th minute of play. (GoHeels.com)
Firstenberg's Goal The Difference As UNC Women's Soccer RalliesJunior forward Sarah Ashley Firstenberg’s third career goal lifted third-ranked North Carolina to a 2-1 women’s soccer victory over 15th-ranked Southern California Sunday in the Duke Nike Classic. For the second straight game, UNC conceded a goal in the opening 15 minutes before rallying, beating USC 2-1 Sunday after forging a 1-1 tie with California on Friday. (GoHeels.com)
Video: UNC Women's Soccer Highlights vs. USCThe fourth-ranked UNC women's soccer team got goals from Jesse Scarpa and Sarah Ashley Firstenburg to top no. 15 Southern Cal by a score of 2-1 on September 6th, 2015.
UNC Men's Soccer Draws With Wiliiam & MaryNo. 4 North Carolina played to a 1-1 draw with the Tribe of William & Mary Friday night at Fetzer Field. The Tribe was first to strike. A one-touch just before colliding with goalkeeper James Pyle produced the first goal of the game. The collision brought goalkeeper Sam Euler into the game, who recorded three saves throughout the rest of the match. (GoHeels.com)
Buckingham’s Late Goal Earns UNC Women's Soccer A 1-1 DrawMegan Buckingham’s return from injury was well-timed for the third-ranked UNC women’s soccer team as her goal with less than three minutes remaining allowed the Tar Heels to tie 25th-ranked California Friday night 1-1 in the Duke Nike Classic at Koskinen Stadium. Buckingham sent a blast off the hands of Cal goalkeeper Emily Boyd into the back of the net with just 2:52 left in regulation time. (GoHeels.com)
Jonathan Campbell Selected A Candidate For Senior CLASS AwardJonathan Campbell is among sixty NCAA men’s and women’s soccer student-athletes who excel both on and off the field and were selected as candidates Thursday for the 2015 Senior CLASS Award. Campbell is a four-year starter for the fourth-ranked Tar Heels. In 2014, Campbell was named a first team Academic All-America and also earned All-ACC honors for the third-straight year. (GoHeels.com)