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Total Tar Heels: Nov. 22, 2017

As we look ahead to Thanksgiving tomorrow, read on for numerous ways that UNC student-athletes show their gratitude and give back to our community. We're grateful for the way they represent Carolina. Total Tar Heels is a digest that provides a behind-the-scenes look at UNC student-athletes and some of the things they do away from competition. (GoHeels.com)

Chansky’s Notebook: Playing The Smart Card

Some of you may be wondering how Princeton defeated UNC in the NCAA women’s soccer tournament. It’s all Anson Dorrance’s fault, and not because he’s a lousy coach or over the hill. Just the opposite. Other schools began studying exactly what Dorrance was doing in Chapel Hill, and as more girls were playing soccer more of them became college prospects. (Chapelboro.com)

Jelani Pieters' Improvement Paying Dividends

Through 19 games, all of which he's started, Jelani Pieters ranks second on UNC's team with eight goals. But Sunday's marked just his second over the last nine matches. Still, he's found other ways to contribute, such as recording four of his seven assists across three games from Oct. 17-27. Pieters' 23 points on the season are two shy of Cam Lindley's team-high 25. (GoHeels.com)

Paris Kea Living Up To The Hype, UNC Olympic Sport Notes

As the North Carolina women's basketball team has navigated a 2-2 start, Paris Kea has lived up to the hype that landed her a spot on the preseason All-ACC team. Averaging 25.3 points through four games, Kea leads the ACC in scoring. She also ranks fourth in the conference with a 58.8 shooting percentage. But she's excelled in other areas, as well. (GoHeels.com)

No Regrets For Joanna Boyles

Three months ago, Joanna Boyles stood on the field at WakeMed Soccer Park, her comeback from two ACL tears finally complete. In that game, the North Carolina women's soccer team's season-opening 2-1 victory over Duke, Boyles scored her first goal in nearly two years on a free kick. She stomped her feet and screamed. She knew what she'd overcome. (GoHeels.com)

UNC men's soccer takes down UNCW 2-1, advances to Sweet 16

UNC defeated UNCW, 2-1, with two second half goals (Highlights) and advances to the Sweet 16 to take on SMU on Saturday, Nov. 25 at 6 p.m. at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C. Goals from Jelani Pieters in the 53rd minute and Mauricio Pineda in the 56th minute fueled UNC past the Seahawks en route to the Tar Heels 9th Sweet 16 in the last 10 years. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Women's Soccer Falls To Princeton In NCAA Third Round

Princeton scored a pair of opportunistic goals to defeat North Carolina 2-1 in overtime in the NCAA Tournament third round at WakeMed Soccer Park. UNC saw its season end at 17-3-2. The Tar Heels lost for the first time since September 7. The Tar Heels outshot the Tigers 24-9 and had a 4-2 edge in corner kicks. UNC's edge in shots on goal was 8-3. (GoHeels.com)

David October Sees The Big Picture

David October plans on returning to England one day, where he hopes to teach others about the benefits of the American soccer system. "Life is not about living until your 32 and you give up football," he said. "What are you going to do then?" October might have seemed destined to face that question. But he discovered much more at UNC, outside of England and soccer. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Women's Soccer Extends Shutout String In NCAA Second Round Win

The UNC women's soccer team got a first half goal by Bridgette Andrzejewski and utilized another stout defensive performance to ease past Colorado 1-0 Friday in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at WakeMed Soccer Park (Highlights). The Tar Heels advanced to the third round where it will play Sunday against Princeton at 1 p.m. at WakeMed Soccer Park. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Women's Soccer Hosts Colorado Friday In NCAA Second Round

The University of North Carolina women's soccer team will play the University of Colorado Buffaloes Friday in the second round of the 2017 NCAA Championship. The game starts at 5 p.m. and will be played at WakeMed Soccer Park's Koka Booth Stadium. UNC comes into the match with a record of 16-2-2 overall, including a 12-0-2 record over the past 14 games it has played. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels To Face UNC Wilmington in Second Round of NCAA Men's Soccer Tournament

The North Carolina Tar Heels will take on UNC Wilmington in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. ET at WakeMed Soccer Park. UNCW defeated Presbyterian 1-0 in the first round of the tournament on Thursday. The two teams met earlier this year when the Seahawks handed the Tar Heels its first defeat of the season, 1-0, in Wilmington. (GoHeels.com)

Video: UNC Men's Soccer Coach Carlos Somoano on Being a Champion

Tar Heels' men's soccer coach Carlos Somoano talks about what it feels like to win a national championship at North Carolina and what it's like to come to work every day alongside all of the other outstanding coaches at the University. View Video...

UNC Men's Soccer Awarded No. 3 Seed for NCAA Championship

North Carolina earned the No. 3 seed in the 2017 NCAA Men's Soccer Championship, and will host a second round match on Sunday, Nov. 19, at WakeMed Soccer Park beginning at 7 p.m. ET. Carolina will open its 25th NCAA postseason appearance against the winner of Thursday's first round match between UNC Wilmington (UNCW) and Presbyterian. (GoHeels.com)

Defense Leads UNC Field Hockey To Final Four, Olympic Notes

It seemed appropriate for UNC to extend its season behind its defense. The Tar Heels had allowed only two goals in their first four postseason games. Before surrendering one in the 35th minute Sunday, 250 minutes, 30 seconds of game time separated them from the last goal they surrendered. UNC's defense will continue to be key Friday, when it faces No. 1 Connecticut. (GoHeels.com)

Abby Elinsky's Career Day Lifts UNC Women's Soccer

As one of six seniors playing in their final season with the Tar Heels, Abby Elinsky said she's motivated by more than extending her college career. "I'm a senior, but it doesn't really feel like that. I think we have such potential for our team, and I would hate to see it go to waste." And in a 3-0 win over High Point at WakeMed Soccer Park, she ensured that didn't happen. (GoHeels.com)

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