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Houston Dash player Kealia Ohai confirms she's dating J.J. WattYet another woman has been romantically linked to Texans superstar J.J. Watt, but this time, the rumor is true, apparently. Houston Dash star Kealia Ohai, the sister-in-law of Watt teammate Brian Cushing, recently revealed on a podcast that she's dating Watt, the defensive end who's on the sidelines this season, thanks to an injury. (Houston Chronicle)
3 UNC Men's Soccer Players Named Academic All-DistrictThe UNC men’s soccer team placed three players - Nils Bruening, Alex Comsia and David October - on the Academic All-District first team. October, a junior with a 3.81 grade point average as a business administration major, returns to the all-district team after also earning Academic All-America third team honors in 2015. (GoHeels.com)
‘That’s what my brother would want me to do’: UNC soccer's Abby Elinsky returns to the Tar HeelsAbby Elinsky had to come back. It is what her brother would have wanted. On Oct. 2, Elinsky’s older brother, Nick, died from injuries sustained in a one-car accident in Orlando, Florida. Ten days later, the entire UNC women’s soccer team came to Rocky River, Ohio to be with Elinsky at his funeral. “I had a lot of support from my team and my coaches." (Daily Tar Heel)
UNC Women's Soccer Downs Florida State To Earn ACC Tournament Home GameFreshman striker Madison Schultz delivered the only goal of the game to lift her senior teammates to a 1-0 North Carolina women’s soccer victory over Florida State on Senior Night bat Fetzer Field. Schultz scored on a rebound with 6:49 to play in the first half to provide the difference in the game as #16 Carolina improved to 11-3-3 overall and 6-2-2 in the ACC. (GoHeels.com)
One Last Ride for Men's Soccer SeniorsThis Saturday, Fetzer Field saw its last regular season game of the 2016 campaign from Carlos Somoano’s team. A cold, windy night was in store for those in attendance, but it was senior night for seven beloved seniors on the team. Families from all over swarmed to Chapel Hill to support those who’d accomplished so much during their tenure at Carolina. (GoHeels.com)
Video: Kealia Ohai's First International GoalKealia Ohai scored her first career international goal just 48 seconds after entering the field on her first cap. It was the fastest first career goal in US National Team history.
Kealia Ohai Scores A Record-Breaking 48 Seconds Into U.S. Soccer DebutWhat looked early on like a close contest turned into a dominating victory as the U.S. women's soccer team took down Switzerland 5-1 on Sunday in Minneapolis. Kealia Ohai scored just 48 seconds into her first national team appearance for the fastest first goal in U.S. soccer history. That opened up a 5-1 lead, which would hold as the final score. (TeamUSA.org)
Andrzejewski Scores Twice As UNC Women's Soccer Downs SyracuseThe No. 18 UNC women’s soccer team completed a successful weekend against a pair of ACC opponents from the Northeast as the Tar Heels knocked off Syracuse 3-1 Sunday on Senior Day at SU Soccer Stadium. Coupled with last Thursday’s 3-0 victory at Pittsburgh, the Tar Heels improved to 10-3-3 on the season and 5-2-2 in the ACC. (GoHeels.com)
No. 3 UNC Men's Soccer Clinches Coastal Division On Senior NightThe third-ranked North Carolina men’s soccer team clinched the ACC’s Coastal Division with a 2-0 victory over 23rd-ranked Virginia Tech on Saturday at Fetzer Field. The Tar Heels are tied with Atlantic Division leader Wake Forest with 16 total points in the race for the top seed in the ACC Championship. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Women's Soccer Blanks Pitt 3-0 To Get Back In Win ColumnA pair of goals early in the second half broke open the game as the #18 UNC women’s soccer team defeated Pittsburgh 3-0 in a heavy rainstorm Thursday night at Ambrose Urbanic Field. The match’s start was delayed by one and one-half hours due to lightning and rain but once it started the Tar Heels pressured Pitt throughout the 90 minutes. (GoHeels.com)
No. 3 UNC Men's Soccer Draws 0-0 With CharlestonThe No. 3 North Carolina men’s soccer team recorded its ninth shutout of the season, while playing to a 0-0 double-overtime draw at College of Charleston on Tuesday. UNC is now 10-2-2 on the season, and finishes the non-conference portion of its season 6-1-1. UNC jumped on its front foot in the final 10 minutes of regulation, registering seven shots in that time frame. (GoHeels.com)
Video: Anson Dorrance - The Vision Of A Champion"Somewhere behind the athlete you’ve become and the hours of practices and the coaches who pushed you…is a little girl who fell in love with the game and never looked back…Play for her." - Mia Hamm
No. 8 UNC Men's Soccer Comes From Behind to Beat Duke50 minutes of little action suddenly burst into a fury of activity on Friday night in Durham. No. 8 North Carolina came from behind against Duke after allowing a goal in the 64th minute, led by a header from Nils Bruening in the 70th minute and a goal of the season candidate by Zach Wright in the 82nd. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Women's Soccer Falls to Notre DameThe 20th-ranked Notre Dame women’s soccer team downed the 11th-ranked North Carolina Tar Heels Friday 1-0 at Alumni Stadium, handing UNC its first ever loss against the Fighting Irish in South Bend in six games. Carolina dominated much of the possession in the first half and had outshot the Fighting Irish 8-6 in the opening 45 minutes. (GoHeels.com)
Chansky’s Notebook: Coach For The AgesHail to Anson Dorrance, the 800-win man. He’s has been so good for so long, and so self-effacing, that Anson Dorrance lives below the radar. He has not only built North Carolina women’s soccer into a national powerhouse, he is the man most responsible for making the game a phenomenon for the female gender. And he continues to do it. (Chapelboro.com)