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UNC Men's Soccer Hosts Cal Poly In 2016 OpenerAt last the 2016 season gets officially started this Friday when the eighth-ranked North Carolina men’s soccer team hosts Cal Poly at 7:30 p.m., from Fetzer Field. North Carolina is the Atlantic Coast Conference men’s soccer preseason favorite to win the league championship, according to a vote of the league’s 12 head coaches. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Men's Soccer Preseason RankingsNorth Carolina men's soccer, the favorite to win the ACC according to the league head coaches, checks in at No. 1 according to Top Drawer Soccer, followed by Maryland, Akron, Stanford and Syracuse. The Tar Heels are selected No. 6 by College Soccer News, with the top-5 including Stanford, Akron, Maryland, Clemson and Wake Forest. (GoHeels.com)
Soccer Field in Tobin Heath's Hometown to be Named After HerA soccer field at the crest of Pleasant Valley Park is due to be dedicated to 2006 Ridge graduate Tobin Heath, midfielder on this year's Olympics U.S. Women's National Soccer Team and also a member of last year's World Cup Team USA women's soccer. (Tap Into Basking Ridge)
Players young and old spark offensive attack for UNC women's soccerAs UNC prepared for its first two games this past weekend, the big question still remained. But by the end, the Tar Heels had two wins under their belt — and more than a few answers. “A lot of little things are falling into place for us. I couldn’t be happier right now,” Coach Anson Dorrance said after Sunday’s 3-0 win over UNC-Charlotte. (Daily Tar Heel)
UNC Women's Soccer Posts Second Clean Sheet In Win Over 49ersUNC’s women’s soccer team improved to 2-0 on the season as it defeated Charlotte 3-0 Sunday at Fetzer Field. Goals by Hanna Gardner, Zoe Redei and Cameron Castleberry powered the offense while the Tar Heel defense posted its second clean sheet of the weekend. Hosting the Carolina Nike Classic, UNC defeated UCF 2-0 Friday and Charlotte Sunday. (GoHeels.com)
Video: UNC Women's Soccer Shuts Out Charlotte, 3-0The ninth-ranked Tar Heels women's soccer team shut out the Charlotte 49ers by a score of 3-0 at the Carolina Nike Classic on August 21, 2016.
UNC Women's Soccer Blanks UCF 2-0 On Opening NightThe ninth-ranked University of North Carolina women’s soccer team dominated the second half of play and pulled away to defeat UCF 2-0 Friday night at Fetzer Field before a crowd of 1,254 fans. It was the season opener for both teams and the match was played as the second game on the opening night of the 2016 Carolina Nike Classic. (GoHeels.com)
Video: Second-Half Headers Lift #9 UNC Women's Soccer Over UCFA pair of second-half goals off the heads of Sarah Ashley Firstenberg and Alex Kimball gave the Tar Heels a 2-0 victory over Central Florida in the Carolina Nike Classic on August 19, 2016.
Carolina Athletics: 2015-16 Year In ReviewCarolina finished seventh in the Learfield NACDA Cup standings, UNC’s seventh top-10 performance in the last eight years. It marked the 17th time Carolina was the highest finisher among ACC schools. UNC was one of only three schools, with Stanford and Oklahoma, to finish in the top 10 in both men’s and women’s standings in the Capital One Cup. (GoHeels.com)
Video: UNC Women's Soccer Green Beret Team ChallengeThe North Carolina women's soccer team invited a Green Beret to put their team chemistry, leadership, and endurance to the test.
Tar Heels Making Their Marks at Rio OlympicsSixteen Tar Heels have been delivering on months and years of training in their goal to compete at the highest level of their sports, bringing them to the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. With the games closing ceremony set for Aug. 21, here’s how UNC Olympians have been doing. (UNC General Alumni Association)
Carolina Named ACC Men's Soccer FavoriteNorth Carolina is the men’s soccer preseason favorite to win the ACC championship, according to a vote of the league’s 12 head coaches. The Tar Heels were named by five coaches as this year’s team to beat for the ACC Championship. Clemson received three votes, followed by Notre Dame with two. (GoHeels.com)
Lower Concessions Prices & More Options At UNC VenuesThe UNC department of athletics and its concessions partner, Aramark Sports and Entertainment, is introducing reduced concessions prices and new outside food and beverage options for all Olympic sports venues for the 2016-17 school year. Fans can enjoy lower-priced food and beverage options at Olympic sports events. (GoHeels.com)
Tar Heels’ fall Olympic sports previewLast year’s North Carolina field hockey team finished as the runner-up in the National Championship. The volleyball team has been one of the top teams in the ACC the last few years. The men’s soccer team consistently fields one of the top teams in the country, and the women’s soccer team is considered one of the most successful programs of all time. (Tar Heel Blog)
UNC Men's Soccer Draws 1-1 With South CarolinaThe No. 8 UNC men’s soccer team played to a 1-1 draw with 24th-ranked South Carolina on Monday at Koka Booth Field at WakeMed Soccer Park. Tar Heel freshman Mauricio Pineda scored the equalizer in the 13th minute to answer an early goal from the Gamecocks by Kevin Walker. Walker Hume fed Pineda in front of the goal connecting with a header to make it 1-1. (GoHeels.com)