Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Soccer.
No. 3 UNC Men's Soccer Drops 2-0 Match at No. 1 Notre Dame
Third-ranked North Carolina dropped a 2-0 men's soccer match to No. 1 Notre Dame Friday night from Alumni Stadium. UNC held a 12-7 shot advantage in the match, and a 9-2 lead in corner kicks. In the 80th minute, UNC was awarded a penalty kick, but the shot sailed high and the Tar Heels remained down 2-0. UNC finishes up its long road stretch at UNC Wilmington on Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Yael Averbuch: Heading to Cyprus, by Way of Going Home
As I drove into Chapel Hill, N.C., on Route 15-501 recently, I was starkly reminded of how different I am now from when I would make that same drive as a student and soccer player at the University of North Carolina. Sometimes, the best way to evaluate how you’ve changed is in relation to what stays the same. For me, Chapel Hill is a place where dreams came true and hard work translated into success.
UNC Women's Soccer Stages Furious Rally To Down Irish 3-2
Ninth-ranked North Carolina rallied from a 2-0 halftime deficit to defeat 18th-ranked Notre Dame 3-2 Saturday night in women's soccer action before a crowd of 2,024 fans at Alumni Stadium. North Carolina senior midfielder Kat Nigro scored the winning goal for the Tar Heels 27 seconds into the second overtime period, just the second goal of her career.
Top-Ranked UNC Men's Soccer Falls 2-1 At Duke
No. 1 UNC fell 2-1 at Duke Friday at Koskinen Stadium. UNC had its four-match winning streak snapped when Duke scored twice in the second half to overcome a 1-0 lead the Tar Heels enjoyed at the half. "Our guys got tired legs at the end of the match. We had a mid-week game at William & Mary and they (Duke) didn't so that may have been a factor," said UNC coach Carlos Somoano.
My Carolina Experience: Yael Averbuch
Yael Averbuch: "Carolina completely transformed my life. I learned a lot about who I am, what is most important to me, and how I want to live. It had always been my goal to be a professional soccer player, but I realized at UNC that there are a lot of other things in life that are equally as valuable. Carolina gave me a great education and also taught me how to learn and how much more there is to learn."
Lucas: Tar Heels Stand Alone In September
UNC's entire athletic department is now undefeated in head to head matches in the month of September, compiling a 14-0 record this month. The Tar Heels are the only program in the 15-member ACC to have gone unblemished in September. In addition, UNC is the only program among the top twenty 2014 finishers in the Learfield Sports Directors' Cup that remains undefeated across the board this month.
Balanced Attack Keys 3-0 Men's Soccer Win Over Pitt
Nyambi Jabang's goal and assist led No. 3 North Carolina to a 3-0 victory over Pitt Friday night in the ACC opener for both clubs. Carolina (4-1, 1-0 ACC) broke through late in the first half to take a 1-0 lead into intermission. Freshman Alan Winn hauled in a pass from Jabang, proceeded to flick the ball to himself, turned towards goal and showed good composure with an excellent finish for his first collegiate goal.
Anson Dorrance, Tar Heels ‘Defending the Legacy’ in 2014
The tenth-ranked North Carolina women’s soccer team, 3-2-1 on the season, still has a ways to go to climb to the national championship-winning level head coach Anson Dorrance is so accustomed to. But no matter the year, the end goal remains the same for the Tar Heels.
Lucas: Tar Heels Relish Big Weekend
The national polls took notice of Carolina's weekend success. Three programs are now in the national top ten (field hockey at No. 1, men's soccer at No. 3 and women's soccer at No. 10) with football still in the top-25 of the coaches poll. After watching from afar last weekend, Tar Heel fans will get an opportunity to see most of the fall teams at home this weekend.
Defense lifts men's soccer in weekend matches
With the return of injured forwards Rob Lovejoy and Andy Craven, many expect the No. 13 North Carolina men’s soccer team to score in bunches. The two redshirt seniors were the top-scoring tandem for the Tar Heels in 2012, combining for 11 goals.
Women's soccer washes out scoring drought
The clock kept ticking. Each passing second marked one less the North Carolina women’s soccer team (3-2-1, 0-0-0 ACC) had to score in the Friday night match against No. 7 Penn State (4-1-0, 0-0-0 Big Ten), and marked one more in a UNC scoring drought that had lasted more than 300 minutes.
Fan Barred From UNC For Harassing Student Athletes
The University of North Carolina did not violate the First Amendment rights of a former student and "dedicated fan" by permanently barring him from athletic events, according to a decision of the North Carolina Court of Appeals. The 1970 graduate served as an usher at games and acted as described below:
UNC Women's Soccer Battles #1 UCLA To Scoreless Tie
In a rematch of last year's NCAA quarterfinals, ninth-ranked North Carolina and top-ranked UCLA fought for 110 minutes Friday night at Drake Stadium, but neither team was able to dent the scoreboard as the match ended in a 0-0 tie in collegiate women's soccer action. UNC is now 1-1-1 on the season after playing its second overtime match against a Pac 12 Conference foe.
Seniors Lead UNC To 3-1 Win Over Cal
Goals from senior forwards Tyler Engel, Andy Craven and Rob Lovejoy gave No. 6 North Carolina a 3-1 victory over No. 7 California in the 2014 season opener for both clubs Friday night from Fetzer Field. Carolina (1-0) controlled play at the onset of the game and that ultimately paid dividends when Engel finished from 15 yards in the 19th minute off a feed from Craven.
UNC women's soccer looks to stronger future
Why did former North Carolina women’s soccer team stars Crystal Dunn and Kealia Ohai get selected first and second overall in the 2014 National Women’s Soccer League Draft in January? According to Coach Anson Dorrance, they were the best in the country at creating and scoring goals — a skill in the game he believes is the hardest to find.