Complete coverage of North Carolina Soccer.
#6 Tar Heel Women's Soccer Downs Pittsburgh 1-0
Sixth-ranked North Carolina outshot Pittsburgh 34-4 Thursday night en route to a 1-0 victory over Pittsburgh at Ambrose Urbanic Field. The Tar Heels won their second straight and stayed in the race for the ACC regular-season championship by improving to 3-2 in the league and 9-2 overall. The difference proved to be a goal by UNC sophomore Paige Nielsen
UNC Men's Soccer Falls To William & Mary 1-0
The No. 1-ranked North Carolina men's soccer team fell 1-0 to William & Mary Tuesday night from Fetzer Field. William & Mary (4-2-1) scored at the 72:48 mark on a goal from Jackson Eskay that stood up as the game winner for the Tribe, who has now defeated two teams ranked No. 1 in the country this season.
Crystal Dunn’s Hat Trick Sends Tar Heels Past Hurricanes
Crystal Dunn notched the first hat trick of her career as the No. 5 North Carolina women's soccer team ended its two-match losing streak by defeating Miami 4-0 at Cobb Stadium. The Tar Heels improved to 8-2 on the season and 2-2 in the ACC with the victory. Dunn's hat trick was the first by a UNC player since October 28, 2010.
No. 1 UNC Men's Soccer Draws At Virginia Tech
No. 1 North Carolina finished in a 0-0 draw at Virginia Tech Friday night from Thompson Field. North Carolina (3-0-3, 0-0-3 ACC) went to overtime for the fifth time in six matches this season, but ended in a scoreless draw for the first time in 2013. The Tar Heels had two really good chances to win the match in extra time, one coming in each of the overtime sessions.
N.C. Soccer Hall of Fame to honor UNC women's program
The North Carolina Soccer Hall of Fame, based in Greensboro, will recognize the University of North Carolina women's soccer program at the annual Hall of Fame banquet Jan. 25 in Raleigh. The Tar Heels will be the third honoree into the National Champions Hall of Honor, which recognizes national championship teams.
#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.