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UNC Men's Soccer Advances 1-0 Over USF In NCAA FIrst Round
North Carolina advanced past USF, 1-0, on Thursday in the first round of the NCAA Men's Soccer Tournament. Carolina (9-5-5) will play at No. 12 seed UC Irvine on Sunday at 5 p.m. ET in Irvine, Calif. For the second-straight match, Carolina got another quick goal to take a 1-0 lead. This time the early goal came from Omar Holness at the 3:27 mark.
Crystal Dunn Named Finalist For U.S. Youth Soccer Player of Year
North Carolina women's soccer player and U.S. National Team starter Crystal Dunn was named a finalist for the U.S. Soccer Young Female Athlete of the Year for the second straight year. U.S. Soccer has announced the opening of polls for the 2013 awards. Fans can vote for the finalists in five categories, and the winners will be announced Tuesday, Nov. 26.
UNC men in NCAA soccer tournament; N.C. State and Duke left out
North Carolina joined five other ACC schools in the 48-team field for the NCAA men’s soccer tournament, which was announced Monday. However, Duke and N.C. State will stay home again. The Tar Heels, who at one juncture of the season were ranked No. 1 before tumbling in the national polls, got an at-large bid and will host South Florida at 7 p.m. Thursday at Fetzer Field.
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UNC Women's Soccer Dominates Libery 4-0 In NCAA First Round
Fifth-ranked North Carolina turned in one of its most impressive performances of the season Saturday afternoon as it defeated Big South Conference champion Liberty 4-0 in the first round of the NCAA Division I Women's Soccer Tournament at Fetzer Field. With the victory, North Carolina (18-4) will now host NCAA second and third round games at Fetzer Field next Friday and Saturday.
Carolina Men's Soccer Falls 2-1 To Clemson In ACC Quarters
No. 15 North Carolina dropped a 2-1 decision at Clemson in the quarterfinal round of the ACC Tournament. Two late goals by Clemson was the difference in the come-from-behind victory, advancing the Tigers to the ACC semifinals. On the flip side, this will be the first time since 2009 that Carolina doesn't advance to the semis, and the first under head coach Carlos Somoano.
Pair of Own Goals Sinks UNC Women's Soccer In ACC Semifinals
Third-ranked Florida State has made a habit of winning close matches against fourth-ranked North Carolina in recent years and the Seminoles made history by claiming another in bizarre fashion on Friday night. Head coach Mark Krikorian's second-seeded team used a pair of UNC own goals - including one 2:43 into overtime- to slip past the third-seeded Tar Heels, 2-1.
UNC Men's Soccer Falls To NC State In Overtime
No. 9 North Carolina lost 1-0 to NC State Friday night from Fetzer Field. The Tar Heels will visit Clemson on Tuesday in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament at 7 p.m., in Clemson, S.C. Brendan Moore made three saves and extended his scoreless streak to 425 minutes dating back to Oct. 22, before the goal by Nazmi Albadawi in the 92nd minute.
Amber Brooks Wins Prestigious NCAA Today's Top 10 Award
The NCAA has selected 10 extraordinary student-athletes who will be honored in January as the Today's Top 10 Award winners. Among the winners for the 2012-13 school year is UNC women's soccer midfielder Amber Brooks. The NCAA Today's Top 10 Award recognizes student-athletes for their successes on the fields and courts, in the classroom and in the community.
Columbus Crew name former Tar Heel Gregg Berhalter as head coach
The Columbus Crew on Wednesday announced the hiring of Gregg Berhalter as the club's seventh head coach, and also installed him in a new role as sporting director in charge of all player personnel decisions. A native of Englewood, N.J., Berhalter was a teammate of U.S. Soccer legend Claudio Reyna at St. Benedict's Preparatory School before starring at UNC from 1991-94.
Tyler Engel Does It Again! Tar Heels Win 1-0 Over Georgia State
Tyler Engel scored his fourth game-winning goal of the season to lead No. 9 North Carolina to a 1-0 victory over Georgia State Tuesday night from Fetzer Field. For the third straight game, North Carolina (8-3-5) notched a first half goal with Engel striking for his sixth goal of the 2013 campaign at the 21:15 mark. The build up came off a Tar Heel throw in deep in the attacking third.
Crystal Dunn’s Goal The Difference As Tar Heels Blank Boston College
Crystal Dunn's goal on a header in the 40th minute lifted third-seeded North Carolina to a 1-0 victory over sixth-seeded Boston College Sunday afternoon in the ACC Tournament quarterfinals at Fetzer Field. Carolina, ranked fourth nationally, has won 20 of the previous 25 ACC Tournaments but had not won a game in tournament play since 2010.
Tyler Engel Scores Early In 1-0 Shutout Of #11 Virginia
Tyler Engel's 11th minute goal was enough to send No. 17 North Carolina to a 1-0 victory at No. 11 Virginia Friday and qualify the Tar Heels for the ACC Tournament. North Carolina (7-3-5, 4-1-5 ACC) not only won its fourth-straight ACC match, but also snapped Virginia's 11-match unbeaten streak that dated back to a 3-2 loss at Wake Forest on Sept. 13.
Tar Heels Blank Duke 3-0 In Regular-Season Finale
Freshman Cameron Castleberry and junior Brooke Elby scored their first goals of the season Thursday night as fourth-ranked North Carolina defeated 25th-ranked Duke in women's soccer action at Fetzer Field. A Halloween night crowd of 1,222 was on hand to watch the Tar Heels improve to 16-3 overall on the season and 10-3 in the ACC.
Calm Off The Field, Intense On The Pitch For Omar Holness
Talking with Omar Holness, you get the feeling of being on a beach in Jamaica. He has a relaxing presence that cools the nerves of anyone around him. Holness developed his demeanor growing up in Kingston, Jamaica, with a brother and two parents. "Everybody knew everybody," Holness said in regards to the tight-knit community that he grew up in.