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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)
Fans upset Crystal Dunn didn’t take a PK in USA-Sweden lossCrystal Dunn can score. She knocked in five goals in a single match earlier this year against Puerto Rico. Yet the 24-year-old striker, who plays for the Washington Spirit, didn’t start the game that ended in heartbreak for the United States, and this left some fans on the Internet wondering why. (Washington Post)
Warren Marshall Lifts UNC Past Winthrop in Men's Soccer ExhibitionA second half goal from senior Warren Marshall lifted No. 8 North Carolina to a 1-0 victory over Winthrop on Friday night in an exhibition men’s soccer match from Eagle Field. After a scoreless first 45 minutes, the Clemmons, North Carolina, native gave Carolina the only goal necessary to come away with the win over the host Eagles. (GoHeels.com)
Sweden Eliminates U.S. From Olympic Soccer TournamentThe U.S. Women's National Team fell to Sweden 4-3 in a penalty shootout after drawing 1-1 through 120 minutes. Seven former University of North Carolina players competed for the American side including Friday starters Allie Long, Meghan Klingenberg and Tobin Heath. Crystal Dunn came on to spark the U.S. offensively in the second half of the game. (GoHeels.com)
How have former UNC athletes done so far at the Olympics?Fifteen UNC alums are taking part in the 2016 Olympics. Of that 15, only two have yet to participate in the games. Shalane Flanagan and Vikas Gowda will take part in the Track and Fields events which take place in the second week. The other 13 athletes’ events have begun, and many of them have had fairly successful starts. (Tar Heel Blog)
Tobin Heath, USA’s GIF machine, is winning fans in soccer-mad BrazilShe is the most GIF-able player in U.S. women’s soccer history, and now her beloved second country, Brazil, is catching on. A revealing thing happened on Saturday as midfielder Tobin Heath did “Tobin Heath Things” during the second half of the U.S.’s 1–0 win over France. (Sports Illustrated)
Crystal Dunn saves U.S. women's soccer from embarrassing Olympics result against ColombiaA native of New Hyde Park, N.Y., who led North Carolina to the 2012 NCAA championship and the United States to the U-20 World Cup title that same year, Crystal Dunn scored the goal that tied the score at 1-1 and then set up a goal for 18-year-old Mallory Pugh that made her the youngest U.S. player to score in an Olympic tournament. (Sporting News)
Mia Hamm: 'Be a parent first, coach second'A mother of three, Mia Hamm has twice been named ESPN's Female Athlete of the Year, and she is the proud owner of two World Cup trophies and two Olympic gold medals. So, when she speaks on what it takes to be successful, she has a pretty trustworthy resume. Hamm says the number one aspect of a child's success is positivity. (WRAL.com)