UNC Soccer

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UNC Men's Soccer Falls To No. 4 Wake Forest, 1-0

No. 19 UNC Men's Soccer fell to No. 4 Wake Forest, 1-0, Friday at Spry Stadium. The Tar Heels outshot the Demon Deacons 4-3 in the second half, but the 79th minute goal by Bruno Lapa proved to be the game-winner for Wake. The Tar Heels pushed numbers forward the last 10 minutes as they looked to find the equalizer, but they fell on the road. (

Brianna Pinto in a North Carolina state of mind

While Brianna Pinto has family connections on both sides of the Carolina-Duke rivalry, the UNC star midfielder never considered becoming a Blue Devil. “The former Duke women’s soccer assistant coach, Billy Lesesne, lived across the street from me. I’m sure he saw me run out of my front door donning a UNC soccer t-shirt a fair number of times." (

Eight UNC Women's Soccer alumnae to take part in NWSL playoffs

’s famous quote that North Carolina "is a women’s soccer school" still holds true. Eight UNC women’s soccer alumnae begin play in the NWSL playoffs this weekend. The number is nine if you count one player who played two seasons in Chapel Hill before transferring. The defending champion North Carolina Courage hosts the most Tar Heels. (Tar Heel Blog)

No. 3 UNC Women's Soccer Shuts Out Boston College, 3-0

The UNC women's soccer team got goals from Maycee Bell, Lotte Wubben-Moy, and Rachel Jones and posted a clean sheet defensively as the third-ranked Tar Heels defeated Boston College 3-0 Thursday night at the Newton Lacrosse and Soccer Field (Highlights). UNC improved to 13-1-1 with the win and the Tar Heels are now 6-0-1 in the ACC. (

Mauricio Pineda, Jack Skahan Named Finalists for Senior CLASS Award in Men’s Soccer

The field of 30 semifinalists for this year’s Senior CLASS Award in men’s soccer was trimmed down to 10 finalists this past week, with UNC’s Mauricio Pineda and Jack Skahan each making the cut. Both Pineda and Skahan have been All-ACC performers for the Tar Heels during their careers, while also taking care of business of the field at a high level as well. (

No. 3 UNC Women's Soccer Rallies For 3-1 Win Over Pittsburgh

The third-ranked North Carolina women's soccer team rallied with three second-half goals to upend Pittsburgh 3-1 Sunday at Ambrose Urbanic Field (Highlights). The Tar Heel victory, coupled with Virginia's 1-0 double overtime win at Florida State, moved the Tar Heels into sole possession of first place in the ACC standings for the first time this season. (

UNC Men's Soccer Falls To Syracuse, 4-3

No. 18 North Carolina fell to Syracuse, 4-3, after the Orange came back from a 3-1 defect in the second half at the UNC Soccer & Lacrosse Stadium on Saturday. Alex Rose, Jonathan Jimenez, and Santiago Herrera scored for UNC, while Ryan Raposo led Syracuse with a hat trick and an assist. Syracuse scored first, just 42 seconds into the match. (

No. 3 UNC Women's Soccer Battles Duke To Scoreless Draw

The No. 3 North Carolina women’s soccer team played through two overtime periods in Durham against No. 11 Duke in a hard-fought 0-0 draw on Thursday night. UNC had an 18-6 shot advantage, yet had a difficult time cracking Duke’s five-player defensive formation. The Blue Devils made the most of their few chances, getting breakaways off counters. (Daily Tar Heel)

Santiago Herrera in the right place for UNC Men's Soccer

For much of his life, Santiago Herrera hadn't really considered the possibility of leaving his native Venezuela and coming to the United States. Yet, in 2017, that's exactly what he did. There have been struggles, both on and off the field, as he's spent most of the last two years away from his family. In Chapel Hill, though, he's found a place he can call home. (

Mauricio Pineda Scores Twice To Lead UNC Men's Soccer Past West Virginia

No. 18 North Carolina men's soccer topped a talented West Virginia team, 3-1, on Tuesday evening at Dorrance Field at the UNC Soccer & Lacrosse Stadium to improve to 7-2-2 on the season (Highlights). The Tar Heels were led by a brace from senior captain Mauricio Pineda as well as a goal from Jonathan Jimenez, good for the freshman's first collegiate goal. (
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