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UNC men in NCAA soccer tournament; N.C. State and Duke left outNorth Carolina joined five other ACC schools in the 48-team field for the NCAA men’s soccer tournament, which was announced Monday. However, Duke and N.C. State will stay home again. The Tar Heels, who at one juncture of the season were ranked No. 1 before tumbling in the national polls, got an at-large bid and will host South Florida at 7 p.m. Thursday at Fetzer Field. (Charlotte Observer)
Kealia Ohai needs your vote for Lowe's Senior Class AwardUNC Women's Soccer player Kealia Ohai is currently in 2nd place in a very tight race in voting for the Lowe's Senior Class Award. Please take a minute and vote for Kealia here to help put her over the top. You can vote once per day.
UNC Women's Soccer Dominates Libery 4-0 In NCAA First RoundFifth-ranked North Carolina turned in one of its most impressive performances of the season Saturday afternoon as it defeated Big South Conference champion Liberty 4-0 in the first round of the NCAA Division I Women's Soccer Tournament at Fetzer Field. With the victory, North Carolina (18-4) will now host NCAA second and third round games at Fetzer Field next Friday and Saturday. (GoHeels.com)
Carolina Men's Soccer Falls 2-1 To Clemson In ACC QuartersNo. 15 North Carolina dropped a 2-1 decision at Clemson in the quarterfinal round of the ACC Tournament. Two late goals by Clemson was the difference in the come-from-behind victory, advancing the Tigers to the ACC semifinals. On the flip side, this will be the first time since 2009 that Carolina doesn't advance to the semis, and the first under head coach Carlos Somoano. (GoHeels.com)
Pair of Own Goals Sinks UNC Women's Soccer In ACC SemifinalsThird-ranked Florida State has made a habit of winning close matches against fourth-ranked North Carolina in recent years and the Seminoles made history by claiming another in bizarre fashion on Friday night. Head coach Mark Krikorian's second-seeded team used a pair of UNC own goals - including one 2:43 into overtime- to slip past the third-seeded Tar Heels, 2-1. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Men's Soccer Falls To NC State In OvertimeNo. 9 North Carolina lost 1-0 to NC State Friday night from Fetzer Field. The Tar Heels will visit Clemson on Tuesday in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament at 7 p.m., in Clemson, S.C. Brendan Moore made three saves and extended his scoreless streak to 425 minutes dating back to Oct. 22, before the goal by Nazmi Albadawi in the 92nd minute. (GoHeels.com)
Amber Brooks Wins Prestigious NCAA Today's Top 10 AwardThe NCAA has selected 10 extraordinary student-athletes who will be honored in January as the Today's Top 10 Award winners. Among the winners for the 2012-13 school year is UNC women's soccer midfielder Amber Brooks. The NCAA Today's Top 10 Award recognizes student-athletes for their successes on the fields and courts, in the classroom and in the community. (GoHeels.com)
Columbus Crew name former Tar Heel Gregg Berhalter as head coachThe Columbus Crew on Wednesday announced the hiring of Gregg Berhalter as the club's seventh head coach, and also installed him in a new role as sporting director in charge of all player personnel decisions. A native of Englewood, N.J., Berhalter was a teammate of U.S. Soccer legend Claudio Reyna at St. Benedict's Preparatory School before starring at UNC from 1991-94. (MLS Soccer)
Tyler Engel Does It Again! Tar Heels Win 1-0 Over Georgia StateTyler Engel scored his fourth game-winning goal of the season to lead No. 9 North Carolina to a 1-0 victory over Georgia State Tuesday night from Fetzer Field. For the third straight game, North Carolina (8-3-5) notched a first half goal with Engel striking for his sixth goal of the 2013 campaign at the 21:15 mark. The build up came off a Tar Heel throw in deep in the attacking third. (GoHeels.com)
Crystal Dunn’s Goal The Difference As Tar Heels Blank Boston CollegeCrystal Dunn's goal on a header in the 40th minute lifted third-seeded North Carolina to a 1-0 victory over sixth-seeded Boston College Sunday afternoon in the ACC Tournament quarterfinals at Fetzer Field. Carolina, ranked fourth nationally, has won 20 of the previous 25 ACC Tournaments but had not won a game in tournament play since 2010. (GoHeels.com)
Tyler Engel Scores Early In 1-0 Shutout Of #11 VirginiaTyler Engel's 11th minute goal was enough to send No. 17 North Carolina to a 1-0 victory at No. 11 Virginia Friday and qualify the Tar Heels for the ACC Tournament. North Carolina (7-3-5, 4-1-5 ACC) not only won its fourth-straight ACC match, but also snapped Virginia's 11-match unbeaten streak that dated back to a 3-2 loss at Wake Forest on Sept. 13. (GoHeels.com)
Tar Heels Blank Duke 3-0 In Regular-Season FinaleFreshman Cameron Castleberry and junior Brooke Elby scored their first goals of the season Thursday night as fourth-ranked North Carolina defeated 25th-ranked Duke in women's soccer action at Fetzer Field. A Halloween night crowd of 1,222 was on hand to watch the Tar Heels improve to 16-3 overall on the season and 10-3 in the ACC. (GoHeels.com)
Calm Off The Field, Intense On The Pitch For Omar HolnessTalking with Omar Holness, you get the feeling of being on a beach in Jamaica. He has a relaxing presence that cools the nerves of anyone around him. Holness developed his demeanor growing up in Kingston, Jamaica, with a brother and two parents. "Everybody knew everybody," Holness said in regards to the tight-knit community that he grew up in. (GoHeels.com)
Ohai's Overtime Goal Lifts Tar Heels Past Demon DeaconsNorth Carolina had to come from behind Sunday afternoon to defeat #19 Wake Forest 2-1 at W. Dennis Spry Stadium. The fifth-ranked Tar Heels got an unassisted goal by Kealia Ohai in the 98th minute for the margin of victory. UNC improves to 15-3 on the season and 9-3 in the ACC. The Tar Heels outshot the Demon Deacons 19-3 and had a 9-1 edge in corner kicks. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Men 's Soccer Earns 1-0 Road Win At PittNo. 11 North Carolina received an early goal from Cooper Vandermaas-Peeler and that was more than enough for a 1-0 win at Pittsburgh Saturday night. In the first meeting between the two programs in men's soccer, Carolina improved to 6-3-5 overall and 3-1-5 in the ACC and remains in fifth place in the league standings with 14 points. (GoHeels.com)