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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)
Top Drawer Soccer Names UNC's Alan Winn As National POWNorth Carolina's Alan Winn picked up his second National Player of the Week honor in as many weeks when Top Drawer Soccer selected him as their top player. The Garland, Texas, native scored a trio of goals in two victories. Winn scored twice in a 4-1 victory over George Washington and then added another last Friday night in the 2-1 road win at No. 9 Virginia. (GoHeels.com)
No. 5 North Carolina Men's Soccer Blanks Winthrop, 4-0Zach Wright and Lucas del Rosario each had a goal and an assist in sending No. 5 North Carolina to a 4-0 victory over Winthrop Tuesday at UNCG Soccer Stadium (Highlights). UNC improves to 9-1 with its seventh-straight victory. After scoring the game winner in overtime last Friday at Virginia, Jelani Pieters' tap in just 85 seconds into the match put the Tar Heels ahead 1-0. (GoHeels.com)
Tar Heels Sweep ACC Women's Soccer Player of the Week HonorsFollowing wins over No. 19 Clemson and No. 8 Virginia, North Carolina junior midfielder Dorian Bailey has been named the ACC Offensive Player of the Week while teammate freshman red-shirt defender Taylor Otto is this week's Defensive Player of the Week. Bailey scored a pair of goals and added an assist in North Carolina's victories over Clemson and Virginia last week. (GoHeels.com)
No. 8 UNC Women's Soccer Captures Third Straight ACC WinDorian Bailey came off the bench for the third game in a row to score the game-winning goal as eighth-ranked North Carolina defeated 11th-ranked Virginia 2-1 in women's soccer Sunday at Klockner Stadium (Highlights). Carolina improved to 7-2 overall on the season and is now 3-0 in the ACC with all three wins by single goals over the past eight days. (GoHeels.com)