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Chansky’s Notebook: Coach For The AgesHail to Anson Dorrance, the 800-win man. He’s has been so good for so long, and so self-effacing, that Anson Dorrance lives below the radar. He has not only built North Carolina women’s soccer into a national powerhouse, he is the man most responsible for making the game a phenomenon for the female gender. And he continues to do it. (Chapelboro.com)
No. 8 UNC Men's Soccer Scores 7 Times In Shutout Of UNCAFreshman Mauricio Pineda scored three goals to lead the eighth-ranked North Carolina men’s soccer team to its most goals in seven years on Tuesday night during a 7-0 victory over UNC Asheville from Fetzer Field. Pineda was the lone multi-goal scorer on the evening as the freshman from Bolingbrook, Illinois, registered his first collegiate hat trick. (GoHeels.com)
Historic Night At Fetzer: Anson Dorrance Wins 800th MatchIt was a historic night at Fetzer Field Sunday as goals by Ru Mucherera and Dorian Bailey rallied the #15 North Carolina women’s soccer team past Wake Forest 2-1 and in the process presented UNC head coach Anson Dorrance with his 800th career win as an NCAA Division I women’s soccer coach. The win gives him a career record of 800 victories, 65 losses and 35 draws. (GoHeels.com)
Virginia Men's Soccer Upends Tar HeelsVirginia scored two goals in the second half to earn a come-from-behind, 2-1, victory over No. 4 North Carolina on Friday from Fetzer Field. North Carolina (8-2-1, 3-1-1 ACC) broke through first with a goal in the 37th minute. David October delivered a perfect cross into the box and Walker Hume redirected the ball into the net for his fourth goal of the season. (GoHeels.com)
Anson Dorrance Wins 799th Career Game As Heels Down MiamiThe 15th-ranked UNC women’s soccer team won 3-1 at home against Miami Thursday before a crowd of 904 at Fetzer Field. Carolina is 2-0-2 in its last four games after dropping back-to-back games in mid-September. Carolina has now won four in a row in the series and is 12-2 all-time against the Hurricanes, winning the last seven in a row. (GoHeels.com)
Q&A with former UNC women's soccer player Katie BowenKatie Bowen played for the UNC women’s soccer team from 2012-15, earning several ACC and national honors and was a big part of the 2012 national championship team. She has represented New Zealand in both the 2012 and 2016 Olympics and the 2015 Women’s World Cup. We spoke to Bowen about the Rio Olympics and her thoughts on the 2016 Tar Heels. (Daily Tar Heel)
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)