Complete coverage of North Carolina Soccer.
#3 FSU Beats #5 UNC Women's Soccer On Late Goal
Third-ranked Florida State defeated fifth-ranked North Carolina 1-0 in women's soccer Wednesday night at Seminole Soccer Complex. The Tar Heels dropped their second straight 1-0 match and fell to 7-2 overall on the season and 1-2 in the ACC. Although the Tar Heels outshot the Seminoles 17-10, it was all for naught as the Seminoles beat Carolina for the third straight time in the series.
Overtime Goal Lifts No. 1 UNC Men's Soccer Past Campbell
No. 1 North Carolina escaped with a 1-0 overtime victory over Campbell Tuesday night on Raby George's goal in the 97th minute. North Carolina (3-0-2) out shot the Camels by a 16-8 margin, but it took going to overtime for the fourth time in five games to come away with the win and stay unbeaten in five contests so far in 2013.
Fighting Irish Knock Off Top-Ranked Tar Heels Women's Soccer
Eighth-ranked Notre Dame got an early goal by freshman Morgan Andrews to power the Fighting Irish to a 1-0 victory over top-ranked North Carolina Sunday afternoon before 3,742 fans at Fetzer Field. The loss erased a 10-game winning streak by UNC that dated back to last year. Carolina's #1 standing in all three polls will now go by the wayside after the loss to the Irish.
No. 2 Men's Soccer Draws 2-2 With Maryland
No.2 North Carolina and No. 18 Maryland finished in a 2-2 draw Friday night at Fetzer Field. Both teams scored a pair of goals in the first half, but could not score the game winner over the final 65 minutes of play. North Carolina (2-0-2, 0-0-2 ACC) will visit Campbell on Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Crystal Dunn rises to occasion
One foot in the future and one foot in the present, Crystal Dunn might seem a candidate to end up caught between two worlds. Except that Dunn's feet, particularly in those moments when a soccer ball awaits their instructions, are precisely what make her so unlikely to stumble. In the span of essentially a week, a player who can do it all did just that.
Anson Dorrance Earns 750th Career Win As Heels Beat Virginia Tech
Top-ranked North Carolina got goals from Paige Nielsen and Kealia Ohai to ease past 22nd-ranked Virginia Tech 2-1 Thursday night at Thompson Field. UNC improves to 7-0 heading into a 1 p.m. matchup Sunday against #8 Notre Dame at Fetzer Field. The victory was the 750th of UNC coach Anson Dorrance's coaching career as he improved to 750-49-29 in 35 seasons at the helm.
Audio: Interview with UNC Women's Soccer Coach Anson Dorrance
On the heels of a successful weekend at the Duke Nike Classic, UNC Women’s Soccer Coach Anson Dorrance has a lot to feel good about with his defending national champion squad. We caught up with the legendary Coach on Monday to discuss their two wins over top ten opponents last weekend and what the future holds for the Tar Heels as they get set to begin ACC play.
Crystal Dunn Receives Second ACC Player of the Week Honor
North Carolina senior midfielder Crystal Dunn has been named the ACC Women's Soccer Player of the Week as announced by the league office on Tuesday. It is Dunn's second weekly honor of the season after earning Co-Player of the Week accolades on Aug. 27. Dunn was named the most valuable offensive player of the 2013 Duke Nike Classic as she scored in both of the Tar Heels' wins over ranked foes.
Top-Ranked UNC Men's Soccer Battles To 1-1 Draw At No. 4 Notre Dame
Tyler Engel scored his third goal in as many games and No. 1 North Carolina tied No. 4 Notre Dame, 1-1, Sunday afternoon at Alumni Stadium. Josh Rice nearly won it for the Tar Heels in the first overtime period when his strike from distance rifled off the post in the 94th minute, but the top-5 teams shared the points in the Atlantic Coast Conference opener.
#1 Tar Heel Women's Soccer Eases Past #9 WVU
Top-ranked North Carolina bolted to a 4-0 lead in the opening 47 minutes and then held off a second half rally by ninth-ranked West Virginia to win 4-2 at Koskinen Stadium. The Tar Heels finished the Duke Nike Classic 2-0 after posting a pair of wins over Top 10 teams, defeating #2 UCLA 1-0 on Friday and the #9 Mountaineers 4-2 Sunday.
Crystal Dunn’s Goal Sends #1 Tar Heels Past #2 Bruins
Crystal Dunn's goal in the 79th minute proved the difference as #1 North Carolina defeated #2 UCLA Friday night before 1,805 fans at the Duke Nike Classic played at Koskinen Stadium. The Tar Heels improved to 5-0 with the victory while UCLA fell to 4-1. Carolina outshot the Bruins 23-6 on the night.
Capital One Cup to be presented to UNC women
UNC will be presented the Capital One Cup, symbolic of the nation’s best overall women’s sports program in 2012-13, at Saturday’s home football against Middle Tennessee. The Tar Heels, on the strength of national championships in both soccer and lacrosse and top-10 finishes in field hockey and tennis, totaled 140 points to beat out perennial champion Stanford, Oregon, Texas and Penn State for the honor.
UNC women to be honored Saturday
What’s in your wallet? If you’re the North Carolina women’s athletic program, the answer is a $200,000 check and a shiny new trophy. The Tar Heels were declared the winner of the 2013 Capital One Cup in June and will receive their award during halftime of UNC’s home football game against Middle Tennessee State Saturday.
UNC Men's Soccer Ranked No. 1 In NSCAA Poll
The North Carolina men's soccer team slid into the top spot in the NSCAA/Continental Tire Top-25 poll on Tuesday after opening the season with a double-overtime victory over Monmouth. UNC (2-0) also earned a dominating 4-0 win over No. 13 Coastal Carolina on Monday. The Heels were fourth in the preseason poll by the NSCAA.
UNC Men's Soccer Thrashes Coastal Carolina, 4-0
Four goals in a span of 18 minutes in the second half led No. 4 North Carolina to a 4-0 victory over No. 13 Coastal Carolina Monday morning at Fetzer Field. The match was originally scheduled for Sunday night, but the poor weather conditions in the area forced the game to be moved to Labor Day morning. The early start may have contributed to a sluggish start by both clubs.