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UNC soccer's Andy Lopez plays for his parents, brother and lifelong friendsBefore Andy Lopez steps onto the soccer field, he bows his head and prays. The UNC sophomore remembers his mom and dad, who are watching from their home in Mission, Texas. He recalls the car rides every weekend: Nine hours to Dallas. Six to Houston. Five to Austin. His parents drove him to his soccer games in nearly every corner of the Lone Star State. (Daily Tar Heel)
I'm A Tar Heel: Hanna GardnerWhen my mistakes seem to outnumber my successes, or the crushing losses occasionally shock our (women's soccer) program’s prestigious history, it is always dependable to look within the stands to mend morale. And after those oh so sweet wins, there is no better feeling than swaying to Hark the Sound, hearing the stadium echo expletives of where Dook should go. (GoHeels.com)
Video: UNC Women's Soccer - Jedi, Carolina's KeeperWith 46 saves and 2 ACC Defensive Player Of The Week Awards, find out more about North Carolina senior keeper Lindsey Harris.
Nico Melo Hits Volley Winner For No. 4 UNC Men's SoccerNico Melo’s second half goal lifted No. 4 North Carolina to a 1-0 victory over 20th-ranked UNCW on Tuesday evening from Fetzer Field. The Tar Heels broke through with the first and ultimately only goal of the match in the 68th minute. James Pyle earned his third-straight shutout and the seventh of the season for the reigning ACC Co-Defensive Player of the Week. (GoHeels.com)
James Pyle Earns ACC Soccer Award For Shutout Of SyracuseUNC goalkeeper James Pyle was named ACC Men’s Soccer Co-Defensive Player of the Week along with fellow net minders Zimo Miralles of Clemson and Jeff Caldwell of Virginia. Pyle, a sophomore from Charlotte, North Carolina, made five saves and kept No. 3 Syracuse off the scoreboard in 110 minutes of action for his ACC-leading sixth clean sheet of 2016. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Alumna Ashlyn Harris Voted NWSL Goalkeeper of the YearOrlando Pride goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris, a 2010 graduate of the University of North Carolina, was voted the National Women's Soccer League Goalkeeper of the Year for the 2016 NWSL season, the league announced Tuesday. Harris, 30, becomes the first Pride player and first member of an expansion team to win a league award. (GoHeels.com)
ACC Announces Sites For Eight 2016-17 ChampionshipsThe Atlantic Coast Conference has selected host locales and venues for eight of its 2016-17 league championships. Championship sites and dates announced on Tuesday are as follows and include several date changes from the original schedule released in July: ACC Baseball Championship, May 23-28 – Louisville Slugger Field; Louisville, Kentucky (The ACC)
UNC, Virginia Draw 1-1 in Women's SoccerFor the second straight game, the 16th-ranked UNC women’s soccer team went on the road and earned a 1-1 draw against a higher-ranked opponent as the Tar Heels and seventh-ranked Virginia battled toe-to-toe for 110 minutes at Klockner Stadium. Last Sunday UNC and No. 13 Clemson had tied 1-1 at Historic Riggs Field in South Carolina. (GoHeels.com)
Tar Heels And Orange Play To Scoreless 2OT Draw in Men's SoccerFour ACC matches, four clean sheets for the North Carolina men’s soccer team. On Friday night, the fourth-ranked Tar Heels played to a 0-0 double overtime draw at No. 3 Syracuse. The draw was the first for both clubs in 2016. North Carolina (7-1-1, 3-0-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) remains in first place in the Coastal Division with 10 points. (GoHeels.com)
Nils Bruening Selected ACC Men's Soccer Player Of The WeekNorth Carolina’s Nils Bruening has been named the ACC Men’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week. Bruening scored four goals, one shy of the school record and the most by a North Carolina men’s soccer player in 14 years, in a 5-0 shutout of No. 16 Boston College on Friday night to keep the Tar Heels a perfect 3-0 in ACC play. (GoHeels.com)
Cam Lindley Assisting UNC Men's Soccer CampaignThen: Ranked the No. 1 player in the 2016 class by College Soccer News. Then: A 5-star recruit by Top Drawer Soccer. Now: Tied for second in the ACC in assists. Now: Tied for seventh in the nation in assists. First year-midfielder Cam Lindley has only played eight official games in a UNC Soccer jersey, but is already making a name for himself. (GoHeels.com)
Carolina, Clemson Battle to 1-1 Draw in Women's SoccerIn a hard-fought 110 minutes of ACC women’s soccer Sunday afternoon, No. 13 Clemson and No. 18 North Carolina battled to 1-1 tie at Historic Riggs Field. Annie Kingman scored in the 24th minute for the Tar Heels and Clemson got the equalizer in the 32nd minute. Neither team was able to get on the scoreboard the remainder of the way. (GoHeels.com)
Video: UNC Men's Soccer Beats Boston College, 5-0 - HighlightsNils Bruening scored the first four goals of the game and Alan Winn added one late as the Tar Heels dominated the Boston College Eagles 5-0 on September 23, 2016.
Nils Bruening Scores Four Goals In Rout Of Boston CollegeSophomore Nils Bruening scored four goals to pace No. 3 North Carolina to a 5-0 dismantling of 16th-ranked Boston College on Friday at Fetzer Field. Bruening wound up the most goals scored by a Carolina player since Ryan Kneipper tied the school record with five goals against Winthrop on Nov. 22, 2002. UNC improved to 7-1 on the season and a perfect 3-0 in the ACC. (GoHeels.com)
Andrzejewski & Harris Pace UNC Women's Soccer Past HokiesFreshman striker Bridgette Andrzejewski came off the bench to record a brace and senior goalkeeper Lindsey Harris made 10 saves as the #18 North Carolina women’s soccer team defeated #19 Virginia Tech 3-0 Thursday night at Fetzer Field. The Tar Heels halted a two-game losing streak with the win as Carolina improved to 6-2-1 overall and 1-1 in the ACC. (GoHeels.com)