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Alessia Russo's Goal Lifts Tar Heels Past Wolfpack in ACC Women's Soccer SemifinalAlessia Russo's world class goal from distance (Video) was the difference as the UNC women's soccer team defeated NC State 1-0 Friday in the 2017 ACC Tournament semifinals. With the victory, the Tar Heels improved to 14-2-2 on the season and will now meet ACC regular season champion Duke Sunday at 1 p.m. in the championship match on ESPNU. (GoHeels.com)
Alessia Russo Wears Her Heart on Her WristAlessia Russo is fast, so you may not catch it. But if she slows down, a small, white band can be spotted on her forearm. The piece of cloth reads “TFLF,” and it’s what motivates the 18-year-old striker from Kent, England. “Team. Family. Love. Fun,” Russo explains in a British accent. “You put tape around your wrist, and you write things that you play for.” (Argyle Report)
Tar Heels and Wolfpack Meet Friday In ACC Women's Soccer Tournament SemifinalsThe No. 2 seed University of North Carolina women's soccer team will play the No. 3 seed NC State Wolfpack Friday at 8 p.m. in the 2017 Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament semifinals at MUSC Health Stadium in Charleston, S.C. North Carolina advanced to the semifinals by beating No. 7 seed Florida State 2-1 last Sunday at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary. (GoHeels.com)
Seven Tar Heels Tapped For All-ACC Women's Soccer TeamsThe University of North Carolina women's soccer program had seven players named Thursday to the 2017 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Teams. Freshman forward Alessia Russo was the sole Tar Heel named to the first-team. UNC carries a 13-2-2 overall record into this Friday's ACC Tournament semifinals against NC State in Charleston, S.C. Game time is 8 p.m. (GoHeels.com)
Anson Dorrance Tapped For United Soccer Coaches Hall of FameAnson Dorrance and Bruce Arena, two of the country's most successful soccer coaches, are the newest members of the United Soccer Coaches Hall of Fame, the association announced on Wednesday. Both individuals will be inducted as the Class of 2018 on Friday, January 19 during the annual Awards Banquet at the United Soccer Coaches Convention in Philadelphia. (GoHeels.com)
No. 4 UNC Women's Soccer Downs FSU To Advance To ACC SemifinalsThe fourth-ranked UNC women's soccer team defeated 23rd-ranked Florida State 2-1 Sunday in the quarterfinals of the 2017 ACC Women's Soccer Championship at WakeMed Soccer Park's Koka Booth Stadium (Highlights). With the win, the Tar Heels advanced to the semifinals of the ACC Championship where they will play NC State next Friday. (GoHeels.com)
No. 3 UNC Men's Soccer Blanks Notre Dame On Senior NightA goal and an assist from Jelani Pieters helped guide No. 3 North Carolina to a 3-0 victory over 16th-ranked Notre Dame in the regular-season finale for both clubs Friday night at WakeMed Soccer Park (Highlights). North Carolina improved to 14-2-1 overall and 6-1-1 against the ACC. UNC finished the regular season with 19 points to claim the Coastal Division title. (GoHeels.com)
Last Second Goal Earns UNC Women's Soccer A Tie With Notre DameThe fourth-ranked UNC women's soccer team was a quarter of a minute away from its first ACC loss of the season but Bridgette Andrzejewski scored with 15 seconds left in regulation as the Tar Heels earned a 1-1 tie with 24th-ranked Notre Dame Thursday night (Highlights). The Tar Heels finish the regular season with a 12-2-2 overall record and an 8-0-2 ACC mark. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Soccer Alumna Sarina Wiegman Named Best FIFA Women’s CoachSarina Wiegman follows in the footsteps of some legendary names in the women’s game by becoming the latest The Best FIFA Women’s Coach. The Netherlands native led her country to the UEFA Women’s EURO 2017 title on home soil. The hosts’ brand of attacking football brought an end to Germany’s run of six successive European trophies. (FIFA.com)
A love for the game has defined UNC soccer player Zach Wright’s life —and it’s paid offAsk him to move away at age 14, and it’s not a big deal. But force him to take an ice bath, and he’ll never forgive you. He’s Zach Wright, a senior forward for the No. 3 North Carolina men’s soccer team. He prefers to lead by example, and he always makes the conscious effort to make the “next right thing” — whatever that may be. (Daily Tar Heel)
Video: UNC Coaches on what it takes to be a national championAll nine of North Carolina's current national championship-winning coaches describe summarize what it takes to become an NCAA champion.
Past meets present as Anson Dorrance on hand for USWNT win over South Korea"(Anson Dorrance is) kind of like a fine wine," said U.S. women's national team veteran Tobin Heath, who won NCAA titles with the Tar Heels in 2006, '08 and '09. "Playing for him was incredible, but I love the man more and more as I get further away from that place. He's the best. I can't say enough about him and the effect he's had on me and soccer in this country." (ESPN.com)
Carolina Champions: A Culture Of SuccessOn Oct. 8, Roy Williams stopped by the final round of the Tar Heel Intercollegiate at UNC Finley Golf Course. He regularly attends baseball games at Boshamer Stadium. Williams also speaks with every women's tennis recruit who visits campus. When Joe Breschi became the men's lacrosse coach in 2008, he said every coach approached him and offered their help. (GoHeels.com)
No. 4 UNC Men's Soccer Claims Coastal Division CrownThe North Carolina men's soccer team is the ACC Coastal Division champion for the third year in a row. The fourth-ranked Tar Heels scored four times in the second half of a 4-0 dismantling at Virginia Tech on Sunday (Highlights). No. 1 in the latest NCAA RPI, UNC (13-2-1, 5-1-1 ACC) secured all three points in its second to last conference match of the season. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Women's Soccer's Eight-Game Win Streak Ended By LouisvilleThe fifth-ranked UNC women's soccer team battled to a 0-0 tie with the University of Louisville Sunday morning before 854 fans at WakeMed Soccer Park's Koka Booth Stadium. The tie stopped an eight-game winning streak by the Tar Heels who are now 12-2-1 on the season and 8-0-1 in the ACC. Louisville now stands 9-6-2 overall and 3-4-2 in the ACC. (GoHeels.com)