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UNC Men's Soccer Awarded No. 3 Seed for NCAA ChampionshipNorth Carolina earned the No. 3 seed in the 2017 NCAA Men's Soccer Championship, and will host a second round match on Sunday, Nov. 19, at WakeMed Soccer Park beginning at 7 p.m. ET. Carolina will open its 25th NCAA postseason appearance against the winner of Thursday's first round match between UNC Wilmington (UNCW) and Presbyterian. (GoHeels.com)
Defense Leads UNC Field Hockey To Final Four, Olympic NotesIt seemed appropriate for UNC to extend its season behind its defense. The Tar Heels had allowed only two goals in their first four postseason games. Before surrendering one in the 35th minute Sunday, 250 minutes, 30 seconds of game time separated them from the last goal they surrendered. UNC's defense will continue to be key Friday, when it faces No. 1 Connecticut. (GoHeels.com)
Abby Elinsky's Career Day Lifts UNC Women's SoccerAs one of six seniors playing in their final season with the Tar Heels, Abby Elinsky said she's motivated by more than extending her college career. "I'm a senior, but it doesn't really feel like that. I think we have such potential for our team, and I would hate to see it go to waste." And in a 3-0 win over High Point at WakeMed Soccer Park, she ensured that didn't happen. (GoHeels.com)
No. 2 UNC Women's Soccer Blanks High Point In NCAA First RoundThe second-ranked UNC women's soccer team got goals from two midfielders and a defender and outshot High Point 24-0 to win a first-round game in the NCAA Tournament 3-0 in 42 degree temperatures at WakeMed Soccer Park (Highlights). The Tar Heels improved to 16-2-2 on the season while High Point, champion of the Big South Conference, saw its season end at 13-8-1. (GoHeels.com)
Championship rings and trophies mean little to Anson DorranceChampionship rings mean little to Anson Dorrance. Trophies have also never interested the man who has led the North Carolina women's soccer program to 22 national championships. In the McCaskill Soccer Center, they overflowed from their modest display case and littered the floor. Dorrance even used one as a doorstop. (GoHeels.com)
Remember the Name: Alessia RussoAlessia Russo knew early in 2017 that she would make the move to the U.S. in August, therefore opting to spend the Spring Series with Brighton to ready herself for the move to North Carolina and the chance to work with Anson Dorrance. It’s a move which she has fully justified, scoring goal after goal, and helping the Tar Heels to win their 21st ACC Championship. (Our Game Mag)
UNC Women’s Soccer Earns No. 1 Seed in NCAA Tournament, Will Face High Point in First RoundThe UNC women's soccer team has earned a first-round host game in the NCAA Division I Women Championship and will host the High Point Panthers Saturday at 1 p.m. at WakeMed Soccer Park's Koka Booth Stadium. The Tar Heels earned the automatic bid from the ACC after beating Duke 1-0 Sunday in the ACC Tournament championship game. (GoHeels.com)
Chansky’s Notebook: Parity Keeps ComingCan it be that Carolina upset Duke in women’s soccer? Anson Dorrance’s Tar Heels earned their first ACC championship since 2009 over the weekend with 1-0 victories over N.C. State and Duke. The fact that it was eight years between ACC titles, ironically, is a tribute to Dorrance – who is responsible for building the women’s sport on the college level. (Chapelboro.com)
Six Tar Heels Tapped For All-ACC Men's Soccer TeamsLed by Midfielder of the Year Cam Lindley, North Carolina had six players named on Tuesday as part of the 2017 All-ACC Men's Soccer Team, as voted on by the league's head coaches. Lindley has helped orchestrate a Tar Heel offense that ranks third in the country with 2.61 goals per game and a defensive unit that allows only 0.87 goals per game. (GoHeels.com)
Video: Anson Dorrance On Being A ChampionNorth Carolina women's soccer's 2012 National Championship was bigger than soccer, and legendary Tar Heels coach Anson Coach Dorrance wears the ring to remember.
One day, two ACC championships and NYC Marathon winSunday was a day for Tar Heel victories. UNC’s field hockey and women’s soccer team both claimed ACC championships, and 2004 UNC graduate Shalane Flanagan became the first American woman to win the New York City Marathon in 40 years. “We did it,” Flanagan posted online along with a photo of her holding an outstretched American flag. (UNC.edu)
Video: UNC Women's Soccer Downs Duke To Claim ACC TitleZoe Redei's goal on a rebound in the 46th minute was the difference as the Tar Heels captured their 21st Atlantic Coast Conference championship in program history by defeating Duke on November 5, 2017.
UNC Downs Duke To Claim ACC Women's Soccer ChampionshipThe University of North Carolina women's soccer team defeated top-seeded Duke Sunday afternoon to win the Atlantic Coast Conference Women's Soccer Championship at MUSC Health Stadium in Charleston, S.C. Zoe Redei's goal on a rebound in the first minute of the second half was the difference as the Tar Heels prevailed by a score of 1-0 over their rivals. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Men's Soccer Falls To Notre Dame in ACC Quarterfinals, 2-1A late goal by Alan Winn couldn't complete the comeback for No. 3 North Carolina as they fell to No. 21 Notre Dame 2-1 Sunday afternoon in the Quarterfinals of the ACC Championship in Cary, N.C. at WakeMed Soccer Park. UNC falls to 14-3-1 on the season and will now wait until the NCAA Tournament field is announced to determine its next opponent. (GoHeels.com)
North Carolina Men's Soccer Faces Notre Dame Sunday In ACC QuarterfinalsNorth Carolina is the second seed in the ACC Championship and hosts seventh seed Notre Dame for an ACC Quarterfinal match on Sunday at 2 p.m. in Cary, N.C. Carolina has won the ACC Coastal Division each of the last three seasons.The two clubs met just over a week ago when the Tar Heels picked up a 3-0 victory over the Irish at WakeMed Soccer Park. (GoHeels.com)