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Tar Heels & Blue Devils Fight To Scoreless Draw in Women's SoccerSenior goalkeeper Lindsey Harris made a career-high 11 saves to lead a stout defensive effort by eighth-ranked North Carolina as it battled to a scoreless tie with seventh-ranked Duke Friday night at Koskinen Stadium in women’s soccer action. The game was a non-conference contest between the two local rivals and was played as part of the Duke Nike Classic. (GoHeels.com)
Heather O'Reilly: Through the yearsAfter 230 games, 46 goals, three Olympic Gold medals and a World Cup title to her name, U.S. WNNT midfielder Heather O’Reilly – better known to most as HAO – is retiring from international soccer. O’Reilly will wear her jersey one last time on Sept. 15 against Thailand in Columbus and then bid farewell to her remarkable career and the team she has been a part of for the last 15 years. (US Soccer)
Hermine Halts Tar Heels-Wolfpack Men's Soccer MatchFriday’s men’s soccer match between No. 2 North Carolina and NC State has been postponed due to Tropical Storm Hermine. The Triangle could receive anywhere from two to six inches of rain, with expectations of 6-8 inches in some areas along the coast. A possible makeup date will be announced later. UNC (2-0) hosts VCU on Monday at 7:30 p.m. (GoHeels.com)
Heather O'Reilly Announces Retirement from International SoccerHeather O’Reilly, one of the most successful players in U.S. Women’s National Team history, has announced her retirement from international soccer. O’Reilly, 31, will end a spectacular 15-year international career when she plays her final game in a U.S. uniform on Sept. 15 as the USA takes on Thailand in Columbus, Ohio (8 p.m. ET on ESPN2). (US Soccer)
No. 2 UNC Men's Soccer Hosts NC State, VCU On Labor Day WeekendNorth Carolina continues its stretch of home matches to begin the 2016 season by hosting NC State on Friday and VCU on Monday. Both are slated for a 7:30 p.m., start from Fetzer Field. Note that the match with the Wolfpack is a non-conference match and will not count toward the ACC standings this season. (GoHeels.com)
Mauricio Pineda Named To TopDrawerSoccer Team Of The WeekFreshman Mauricio Pineda has been named to the TopDrawerSoccer Team of the Week for his efforts last week in leading the second-ranked North Carolina men’s soccer team to a pair of 3-0 victories. Pineda and his back line mates limited its two opponents to a combined one shot on goal, including holding Saint Louis to zero shots on Sunday. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Men's Soccer Shuts Down Saint Louis, 3-0The No. 8 UNC men’s soccer team earned its second-straight 3-0 victory to open the 2016 campaign. Sunday night’s victim was Saint Louis, who did not record a shot in the loss from Fetzer Field. An early goal for Carolina set the tone for the match. Nils Bruening headed home a deflection off his own initial shot for his first career goal with the Tar Heels. (GoHeels.com)
Tar Heel Women Emerge With Golden Goal Win Over FAUTar Heel freshman striker Zoe Redei scored the first golden goal of her career in the 103rd minute of play to lift the ninth-ranked UNC women’s soccer team to a wild 3-2 victory over Florida Atlantic Sunday at FAU Soccer Stadium. With the game tied at 1-1 and 2:01 to play in regulation, the match was delayed by weather for approximately 40 minutes. (GoHeels.com)
How former UNC athletes fared in the 2016 Rio OlympicsFifteen athletes competing in the games were former Tar Heels. Of those 15, only one former UNC athlete came home with a medal. Despite a notorious lack of playing time, Harrison Barnes won gold with the USA Men’s Basketball Team. (Tar Heel Blog)
Video: UNC Men's Soccer Stifles Cal Poly in 3-0 VictoryAlan Winn's goal in the ninth minute started the scoring for the 8th-ranked Tar Heels in a 3-0 win over Cal Poly to open the 2016 season.
UNC Men's Soccer: Tar Heels unveil new home kitThe Tar Heels men’s soccer program has unveiled their new home kit for the 2016 season. As the Fall sports season kicks off for the University of North Carolina, the Tar Heels will have plenty going on this year. (Keeping It Heel)
Fall Sports Calendar Heats Up At UNCFall sports season is officially in full swing on campus. The UNC men’s soccer season gets underway Friday night as the #8 Tar Heels host Cal Poly, 7:30 pm at Fetzer Field. Carolina also hosts St. Louis on Sunday at 7:30. Also this weekend, UNC women’s soccer is in Florida: Friday evening they’re in Fort Myers facing Florida Gulf Coast at 7 pm; then on Sunday they’re in Boca Raton, taking on Florida Atlantic at 1:00. (Chapelboro.com)
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)