Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Soccer.
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.
Megan Buckingham’s 2nd Half Goal the Difference for UNC
Freshman Megan Buckingham scored her first career goal in the 73rd minute of play to lift fourth-ranked North Carolina to a 1-0 women's soccer victory over Ohio State before 2,422 fans at Fetzer Field Sunday afternoon. Buckingham finished a chance off assists by Annie Kingman and Sarah Ashley Firstenberg at 72:34 as the Tar Heels tallied their first goal of the season.
UNC Women's Soccer Falls In Overtime To Stanford
U.S. Youth national team standouts Jane Campbell and Chioma Ubogagu teamed up to lift sixth-ranked Stanford past fourth-ranked North Carolina 1-0 in women's soccer action Friday night before a packed house at Fetzer Field. The Cardinal recorded their first win ever over the Tar Heels in 13 tries as Ubogagu tallied from a near impossible angle at the 99-minute mark to end the marathon match.
Women’s soccer adapts to change
Forgive Alex Kimball. She doesn’t understand. Nor should she, really. She’s a young North Carolina women’s soccer fan, her bedroom walls near Maple View Farm splashed with posters and logos and Carolina Blue. She wants to be Heather O’Reilly , a goal-scoring dynamo and future national team starter. Or Jessica Maxwell , a star center back who doubled as Kimball’s baby sitter and O’Reilly’s former teammate.
UNC Drops 2-1 Exhibition To Carolina Railhawks
UNC fell 2-1 to the Carolina Railhawks on Monday in an exhibition men's soccer match from Fetzer Field. Despite a two hour rain delay, the two local soccer clubs put on a fine display of soccer for the fans. The Tar Heels also honored its late captain Kirk Urso before the game with a moment of silence. Urso passed away suddenly at the age of 22 on August 5, 2012.
Women's Soccer Team Featured In Sports Dynasties Magazine
North Carolina's women's soccer program, producers of 22 national collegiate championships since 1981, has been named the sixth greatest team of all-time in Beckett Entertainment's Sports Dynasties Magazine released this month.
Eric Ebron, Crystal Dunn Win Patterson Medal
Crystal Dunn, the first player to win ACC women's soccer player of the year awards for both offense and defense, and record-setting football tight end Eric Ebron are the recipients of the 2013-14 Patterson Medals, the top awards for career athletic achievement awarded at the University of North Carolina. The Patterson Medal is based primarily on athletic accomplishment. The recipients must have played at least three seasons for the Tar Heels.
Mia Hamm brings soccer academy to Cabarrus
Mia Hamm’s stop in Cabarrus County this week is probably her first, as far as she can remember. Along with two former teammates from UNC, Olympic and World Cup teams – Kristine Lilly and Tisha Venturini Hoch – Hamm will help lead the Team First Soccer Academy Camp on July 25-27 at Cabarrus County’s Frank Liske Park.
Former UNC goalkeeper Scott Goodwin talks about playing for Carolina Railhawks
Scott Goodwin, former North Carolina men’s soccer goalkeeper and member of the 2011 national championship team, plays for the Carolina RailHawks, the North American Soccer League team based in Raleigh. He has led his team to victories over two Major League Soccer teams in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.