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Pieters Headlines Six Goal Output In UNC Men's Soccer Win Over Rutgers

Jelani Pieters scored twice and assisted on another goal in helping lead No. 4 North Carolina to a 6-1 victory over Rutgers on Sunday night from WakeMed Soccer Park. Pieters was active early in the final third for the Tar Heels. A brilliant move by the Oswego, Illinois, native ended up with Pieters getting dragged down inside the box to draw a penalty. (

Otto's Hat Trick Powers UNC Women's Soccer To Victory Over USF

Freshman Taylor Otto recorded the Tar Heels' first hat trick in four years and freshman Alessia Russo scored the game-winner as the fourth-ranked UNC women's soccer team knocked South Florida from the ranks of the unbeaten by a 4-2 score Sunday at Corbett Stadium. In the process, the Tar Heels bounced back from a 2-1 overtime loss at UCF Friday and improved to 2-1. (

UNC Women's Soccer Falls In Double Overtime At UCF 2-1

Christine Creighton scored in the 105th minute to lift UCF to a 2-1 victory over fourth-ranked North Carolina in women's soccer Friday at the UCF Soccer and Track Complex. UCF improved to 2-1 on the season while the Tar Heels fell to 1-1, playing their second overtime contest in two games this season. The Knights are now 1-17-4 against North Carolina. (

Scoring Barrage Lifts Carolina Men's Soccer Over Providence

A pair of goals in each half lifted No. 4 North Carolina to a thrilling 4-2 victory over 12th-ranked Providence on Friday in the season opener for both teams from Rudd Field. Carolina (1-0) struck first in the 15th minute with John Nelson scoring on his first career shot with the Tar Heels. Cam Lindley made it 2-0 Tar Heels in the 33rd minute. James Pyle made two saves in the win. (

Video: UNC Men's Soccer Takes Down Providence to Open 2017

The 4th-ranked North Carolina men's soccer team won a rematch of last season's Elite 8 showdown, topping the 12th-ranked Providence Friars 4-2 on August 25, 2017. Read More...

Brothers, UNC athletes Robert and Jeremy Kelly give a new meaning to what "Carolina Family" means

For Robert and Jeremy Kelly — brothers who are now both UNC student-athletes — it shines through in their experiences they’ve had in the context of sports, family and friendship. It’s evident in their always-evolving rivalry that started in childhood, and it’s never faded in their support for and reliance on one another. (Daily Tar Heel)

Cam Lindley's Back For Another Title Run

When Cam Lindley committed to the North Carolina men's soccer team as a high school sophomore, nearly three years stood between him and his arrival in Chapel Hill. But until he finally stepped foot on campus as a freshman last year, Lindley, the No. 1 recruit in the Class of 2016 according to College Soccer News, said he never anticipated playing for the Tar Heels. (

Season preview: Lindley hopes to lead UNC men's soccer to postseason redemption

A missed chance will drive the UNC men's soccer team this season. After a second consecutive ACC Coastal Division title, UNC made it to the College Cup in 2016 but fell short of advancing to the NCAA Title game after a nail-biting penalty kick loss to Stanford. This season, a recruiting class that comes in at No. 2 in the nation adds some fuel to the fire. (Daily Tar Heel)

UNC Men's Soccer Kicks Off 2017 With Providence

The fourth-ranked UNC men's soccer team kicks off the 2017 season Friday against No. 12 Providence at Elon University's Rudd Field at 7:30 pm. All games hosted this season by UNC will not require an admission price. The Tar Heels will not play on campus this season while the new soccer and lacrosse field is under construction. UNC is the ACC preseason favorite. (

A New York Soccer Story: Portland’s Allie Long

There was no such thing as women’s professional soccer when Allie Long was growing up in Northport, N.Y., on Long Island. That doesn’t mean Long, 29, was without an example to look up to, though. She spent most weekends in her formative years tagging along to watch her mother’s games. “My mom has played her whole life,” Long said. (Empire of Soccer)

UNC Women's Soccer Heads To Sunshine State for Pair of Games

The UNC women's soccer team returns to the pitch this weekend for its first road trip of the season. The Tar Heels, who beat Duke 2-1 in overtime last Friday in the season opener, will play UCF Friday and USF Sunday. Carolina comes into the week ranked fourth by the United Soccer Coaches, eighth by Top Drawer Soccer and ninth by Soccer America. (

Podcast: UNC Men's Soccer Player Cam Lindley

UNC's Cam Lindley, one of the top freshmen in the country in 2016, joins the show to talk about his club career and choosing to play in college, choosing to play at North Carolina and the value he sees in the college game. He also talks about the disappointing end to last season and how things are shaping up for the Tar Heels in the UNC preseason. (College Soccer News)

Joanna Boyles Named ACC Women's Soccer Player of the Week

North Carolina senior midfielder Joanna Boyles earns the first Atlantic Coast Conference Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week honor of the season. Boyles tallied a goal and an assist as No. 6 UNC rallied for 2-1 overtime win against #12 Duke last Friday night in the season opener for both teams at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, North Carolina. (

Heather O’Reilly wins award for community work while playing in England

Former United States international Heather O'Reilly has helped to inspire many of the young people we work with over the past year. As well as making a number of trips to Arsenal's community hub to meet with our girls' football groups, she has played a big role in supporting girls' football teams close to our training ground in Hertfordshire. (

Video: UNC Women's Soccer Drops Duke in OT, 2-1 - Highlights

Jessie Scarpa's header off a cross from Joanna Boyles found the back of the net just four minutes into the extra period to lift the sixth-ranked Tar Heels to a 2-1 victory over No. 12 Duke to open the season on August 18, 2017. Read More...

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