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Crystal Dunn’s Goal Sends #1 Tar Heels Past #2 BruinsCrystal Dunn's goal in the 79th minute proved the difference as #1 North Carolina defeated #2 UCLA Friday night before 1,805 fans at the Duke Nike Classic played at Koskinen Stadium. The Tar Heels improved to 5-0 with the victory while UCLA fell to 4-1. Carolina outshot the Bruins 23-6 on the night. (GoHeels.com)
Capital One Cup to be presented to UNC womenUNC will be presented the Capital One Cup, symbolic of the nation’s best overall women’s sports program in 2012-13, at Saturday’s home football against Middle Tennessee. The Tar Heels, on the strength of national championships in both soccer and lacrosse and top-10 finishes in field hockey and tennis, totaled 140 points to beat out perennial champion Stanford, Oregon, Texas and Penn State for the honor. (Wilmington Star News)
UNC women to be honored SaturdayWhat’s in your wallet? If you’re the North Carolina women’s athletic program, the answer is a $200,000 check and a shiny new trophy. The Tar Heels were declared the winner of the 2013 Capital One Cup in June and will receive their award during halftime of UNC’s home football game against Middle Tennessee State Saturday. (Daily Tar Heel)
UNC Men's Soccer Ranked No. 1 In NSCAA PollThe North Carolina men's soccer team slid into the top spot in the NSCAA/Continental Tire Top-25 poll on Tuesday after opening the season with a double-overtime victory over Monmouth. UNC (2-0) also earned a dominating 4-0 win over No. 13 Coastal Carolina on Monday. The Heels were fourth in the preseason poll by the NSCAA. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Men's Soccer Thrashes Coastal Carolina, 4-0Four goals in a span of 18 minutes in the second half led No. 4 North Carolina to a 4-0 victory over No. 13 Coastal Carolina Monday morning at Fetzer Field. The match was originally scheduled for Sunday night, but the poor weather conditions in the area forced the game to be moved to Labor Day morning. The early start may have contributed to a sluggish start by both clubs. (GoHeels.com)
Tar Heels Beat Kennesaw State To Remain UnbeatenSenior forward Kealia Ohai had a goal and an assist to lead #1 North Carolina to a 3-0 victory over Kennesaw State Sunday afternoon at Fetzer Field. With the win, the Tar Heels finished the weekend 2-0 in the Carolina Nike Classic and improved to 4-0 on the season. Sophomore Paige Nielsen had the game-winning goal for the Tar Heels. (GoHeels.com)
Tyler Engel's Overtime Goal Lifts Tar Heels Over MonmouthTyler Engel scored in the 103rd minute to give No. 4 North Carolina a season-opening 1-0 victory over Monmouth Friday night from Fetzer Field. Playing his first game at Carolina, the SMU transfer put an end to a long day of soccer when he blasted a shot from 16 yards over the outstretched arms of Monmouth keeper Stephen Graziani and into the far-left corner for the game-winning goal. (GoHeels.com)
Caroline Lindquist’s Goal Lifts Heels Past LobosTop-ranked North Carolina surrendered a goal to New Mexico in the 10th minute but rallied past the Lobos on second-half goals by Crystal Dunn and Caroline Lindquist to triumph 2-1 before 3,242 fans at Fetzer Field. The Tar Heels improved to 3-0 with the win over the Lobos while New Mexico fell to 1-2 with the loss. (GoHeels.com)
Tar Heels Men's Soccer opens 2013 season with ambition and uncertaintyIn chronicling the powers of North Carolina Tar Heels athletics, men’s soccer isn’t necessarily the first sport to spring to mind. But in that increasingly competitive arena, North Carolina has become an annual mainstay in the national rankings and a landing spot for aspiring blue chip talent. (Indy Week)
Anson Dorrance leads 35-year dynastyAt North Carolina, winning national championships isn’t a goal — it’s an expectation. That’s the refrain you’ll hear out of many of UNC’s women’s soccer players, past and present. But you won’t hear it from 35-year UNC coach Anson Dorrance. “I try to protect my kids from that stress and pressure,” said Dorrance, whose Tar Heels have won 21 of 31 NCAA championships. (Daily Tar Heel)
Video: Inside UNC Women's Soccer Practice - Anson Dorrance Mic'd UpGoHeelsTV mic'd up head coach Anson Dorrance and goes inside a North Carolina women's soccer practice to show his philosophies on competition, training and player development.
UNC, Duke soccer teams different, solid in goalWhen the ACC men’s soccer teams open regular-season play this weekend, Duke and North Carolina will sport new looks in goal. Gone are four-year starter James Belshaw at Duke and three-year starter Scott Goodwin of UNC, the latter a former Broughton High star. So you might expect that Somoano and his counterpart at Duke, John Kerr, would be scrambling around to find successors. Not so much. (Raleigh News & Observer)
Tar Heel Rundown: August 28Columbia weather forecast for Thursday: high of 93...A graphic representation of the head-to-head breakdown between Carolina football and South Carolina football (hint: it may not be what you think)...John Swofford listed among Dennis Dodd's smartest people in college football...$4.62 billion was spent on college licensed merchandise last year (UNC ranked ninth on the list of biggest sellers) (GoHeels.com)
Carla Overbeck still inspiresShe won four national championships with the North Carolina Tar Heels and was an American hero to girls across the country when she helped win the 1999 Women’s World Cup as captain of the U.S. women’s national team. Carla Overbeck has every reason to be arrogant, but she has been more to Duke soccer than just an assistant coach for the last 21 years. (ESPN.com)
Crystal Dunn Shares ACC Player of the Week HonorUNC midfielder Crystal Dunn and Virginia junior midfielder Morgan Brian have been named the ACC Women's Soccer Co-Players of the Week, announced Tuesday. The two had excellent performances at the season-opening Klockner Classic and will suit up with each other for the U.S. National Team next Tuesday in Washington, D.C. against the Mexican National Team. (GoHeels.com)