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Alessia Russo Scores Twice To Lead No. 5 UNC Women's Soccer Past Wake ForestAlessia Russo scored a pair of goals and Samantha Leshnak recorded her fifth solo shutout in six ACC games as the UNC women's soccer team defeated Wake Forest 2-0 Sunday at Dennie W. Spry Soccer Stadium (Highlights). Russo scored her sixth and seventh goals of the season and now has five game-winning goals for Coach Anson Dorrance's fifth-ranked Tar Heels. (GoHeels.com)
No. 2 Wake Forest Defeats No. 4 Tar Heels Men's Soccer 2-1Two of the top programs in men's college soccer squared off Friday as UNC was handed a 2-1 defeat by Wake Forest at WakeMed Soccer Park. The 2-1 decision was the eighth-straight match decided by one point or less in the series between the Tar Heels and the Demon Deacons. UNC and Wake Forest came in as the top two scoring teams in the country. (GoHeels.com)
Three Second-Half Goals Power No. 5 UNC Women's Soccer Past MiamiThe fifth-ranked UNC women's soccer team scored three second-half goals to beat the Miami Hurricanes 3-0 Thursday night at Cobb Stadium (Highlights). Freshman Alessia Russo scored her team-leading fourth game-winning goal of the season and Madison Schultz and Bridgette Andrzejewski added insurance goals as Carolina improved to 9-2 and 5-0 in the ACC. (GoHeels.com)
No. 4 UNC Men's Soccer Hosts No. 2 Wake Forest On Friday In CaryTwo of the top programs in men's college soccer square off Friday night when No. 4 North Carolina hosts second-ranked Wake Forest at WakeMed Soccer Park beginning at 7 p.m. Both teams reached the 2016 NCAA College Cup and currently lead their respective ACC divisions with 12 points on identical 4-0 records. Admission is free. (GoHeels.com)
Portland Thorns tenacious defender Meghan Klingenberg has championship trophy in her sightsMeghan Klingenberg greeted the media with a bright smile on a recent Tuesday. Her fun-loving personality shone through in that moment, but those who spend more time around Klingenberg know that she is one of the most intense and tenacious competitors around. That side of her personality is the reason why she is no longer allowed to play board games with her family. (The Oregonian)
Cam Lindley excels in playmaking role for No. 4 UNC Men's SoccerWhile a clinical striker is crucial to any team, sometimes not enough attention is given to the midfield playmaker that really makes things tick by creating chances and dictating the tempo. For every Cristiano Ronaldo, there’s a Toni Kroos. For every Harry Kane, there’s a Christian Eriksen. And for No. 4 North Carolina's star forward Alan Winn, there’s Cam Lindley. (Daily Tar Heel)
Pride goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris regaining rhythm after recoveryFor the first time in nearly three months, Ashlyn Harris stepped between the posts of a soccer net. It was Aug. 12, the day Harris returned from a lengthy recovery following a quad injury to lead the Orlando Pride defense once more. She recorded a shutout during the Pride’s 5-0 slaying of Sky Blue FC. Harris and Orlando have been unbeaten since. (Orlando Sentinel)
No. 3 UNC Men's Soccer Dominates James Madison, 6-0Cam Lindley and Giovanni Montesdeoca each scored two goals in leading No. 3 North Carolina to a 6-0 victory over James Madison on Tuesday night at WakeMed Soccer Park (Highlights). North Carolina registers its ninth win in a row to improve to 11-1 on the season. Carolina hosts No. 2 Wake Forest on Friday in a matchup of the top-2 clubs in the ACC. (GoHeels.com)
Video: Indi Cowie Shows off Her Amazing Soccer Skills in New OrleansNorth Carolina women's soccer alumna Indi Cowie shows off her world-class soccer juggling skills as she takes us on a tour around the city of New Orleans.
Tobin Heath on making season debut for Portland Thorns: 'It felt amazing'Portland Thorns midfielder Tobin Heath eagerly sprinted onto the field in the 60th minute of Saturday's road match against the Orlando Pride. After spending six grueling months rehabbing from a lingering back injury, Heath was finally where she belonged. "It felt amazing," Heath said. "It's been a long time. I really missed the field and the locker room." (Oregon Live)
Video: Joanna Boyles' Hat Trick Leads 7-0 Shutout vs.SyracuseJoanna Boyles led the Tar Heel offense with three goals, Dorian Bailey added a goal and two assists, and North Carolina routed Syracuse 7-0 on September 30, 2017.
No. 5 UNC Women's Soccer Blanks Syracuse, 7-0Led by Joanna Boyles' first career hat trick and Dorian Bailey's goal and two assists, the fifth-ranked UNC women's soccer team rolled past Syracuse 7-0 at WakeMed Soccer Park Saturday. UNC improved to 8-2 on the season and 4-0 in the ACC. Boyles had the second hat trick this season for a Tar Heel player and just the second by any Tar Heel since 2013. (GoHeels.com)
No. 5 UNC Men's Soccer Beats NC State For Coach Carlos Somoano's 100th WinNo. 5 North Carolina entered Friday as the highest scoring team in the land. It only needed a single goal from Cam Lindley to gut out a 1-0 victory over rival NC State to give head coach Carlos Somoano the 100th victory of his career (Highlights). "The special part is having Dr. Miller, all the administrators and all the players here to enjoy this moment," said Somoano. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Men's Soccer Hosts Wolfpack FridayNo. 5 North Carolina takes on NC State for the first time since 2014 this Friday at WakeMed Soccer Park at 7 p.m. All games hosted this season by North Carolina at WakeMed Soccer Park do not require an admission price. North Carolina leads 54-21-12 in a series that dates back to 1949. UNC is 8-1-1 in the last 10 meetings with the Wolfpack. (GoHeels.com)
Maya Worth reflects and adjusts in final season for UNC women's soccerSometimes, the thought of last year’s 1-0 Final Four loss still keeps Maya Worth up at night. Nearly ten months later, it’s clear that moment still holds weight. It has allowed her to appreciate her time here. It’s propelled her toward a mindset for her last season: enjoy it while it lasts. During her time in Chapel Hill, the 5-foot-4 soccer player has done it all. (Daily Tar Heel)