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Tyler Engel Scores Early In 1-0 Shutout Of #11 Virginia

Tyler 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 Finale

Freshman 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 Holness

Talking 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 Deacons

North 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 Pitt

No. 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)

Anson Dorrance, coaches play noon soccer games

But today, the 62-year-old coach is playing, too. It’s Monday; it’s lunchtime — of course he’s playing. For almost 10 years, on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, noon has meant soccer. Noon ball, they call it. It’s Dorrance, UNC men’s coach Carlos Somoano and a potpourri of assistant coaches, alumni and professional players. Whoever’s in town. Whoever wants to play. (Daily Tar Heel)

#5 UNC Women's Soccer Blanks Clemson Behind Scores by Green & Ohai

Summer Green and Kealia Ohai tallied goals and #5 North Carolina recorded its 10th shutout of the season in beating Clemson 2-0 in women's soccer action Thursday night at Fetzer Field. Carolina solidified its hold on fourth place in the ACC standings heading into the final two games of the season Sunday at Wake Forest and next Thursday at home versus Duke. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Men's Soccer Falls 1-0 To UNC-Wilmington

No. 11 North Carolina came up short in a 1-0 setback to UNC Wilmington Tuesday night at Fetzer Field. A goal in the 36th minute by UNCW's Jordan Cordero was the difference in the match, despite Carolina controlling possession throughout the game and holding a 16-4 advantage in shots. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Women's Soccer Falls To Top-Ranked Virginia 2-0

Top-ranked Virginia emerged as the victor as the Cavaliers defeated the fourth-ranked Tar Heels 2-0 Sunday afternoon. Virginia has won its first 16 games of the season and is now 10-0 in the ACC. The Cavaliers have now beaten the Tar Heels in each of their past three visits to Fetzer Field. North Carolina fell to 13-3 on the season and 7-3 in the ACC. (GoHeels.com)

Cooper Vandermaas-Peeler Sends UNC Mens' Soccer To Victory Over Syracuse

The No. 11 North Carolina men's soccer team won its second-straight match with a 1-0 victory over Syracuse Friday night from Fetzer Field. Cooper Vandermaas-Peeler scored the only goal Carolina would need in the 37th minute to give his club the win over the Orange in the first meeting between the two programs. (GoHeels.com)

Summer Green’s Spectacular Goal Powers Heels Past Orange

Fourth-ranked North Carolina utilized a goal by Summer Green in the ninth minute to defeat Syracuse 1-0 Thursday at Fetzer Field in ACC women's soccer action. Carolina outshot the Orange 22-0 and had 12-2 advantage in corner kicks. UNC has now won six successive games and improved to 13-2 overall and 7-2 in the ACC. (GoHeels.com)

Kealia Ohai Named Senior CLASS Award Finalist

Twenty NCAA men's and women's soccer student-athletes who excel both on and off the field were selected as finalists for the 2013 Senior CLASS Award in collegiate soccer. Among the finalists is UNC senior forward Kealia Ohai. Ohai becomes the sixth UNC player in the seven-year history of the award to be named a finalist. UNC fans can vote daily for Ohai at the Senior CLASS Award website. (GoHeels.com)

#4 UNC Women's Soccer Blanks Boston College 1-0

For the third straight year North Carolina and Boston College fought tooth and nail on the women's soccer pitch and the result was the same as the previous two occasions, a nailbaiter 1-0 win for the #4 Tar Heels. Senior Kelly McFarlane notched her first goal of the season for the Tar Heels at 64:48 of the match and it held up for the game-winner. (GoHeels.com)

Josh Rice Scores UNC's Game Winner in Men's Soccer Win at BC

Two first-half goals sent No. 6 North Carolina to a 2-1 victory at Boston College Saturday night from Newton Campus Field. The match was back-and-forth right from the first whistle. Both teams traded two shots in the opening couple minutes. The only difference was the second opportunity from Carolina resulted in the first goal of the match by Tyler Engel. (GoHeels.com)

Amber Munerlyn back from injury, scores first goal

Amber Munerlyn was all over the field in her second game back from injury — after she took an elbow in the face in UNC’s Sept. 15 match against Notre Dame. She’ll need to wear her splint for at least another month. All the while, UNC coach Anson Dorrance looked on from the sidelines, amazed at her effort. “Her jaw could fall out,” Dorrance said. “She plays with a wonderful sort of fearlessness.” (Daily Tar Heel)

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