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ACC Tabs Ashley Hoffman as Field Hockey Defensive Player of the Week

The ACC recognized UNC junior Ashley Hoffman as its Field Hockey Defensive Player of the Week on Monday, following her outstanding contributions to the Tar Heels’ two wins over ranked opponents this past weekend. Despite playing the center back position–which focuses primarily on defense–Hoffman scored the game-winning goal in overtime for UNC against No. 10 Boston College on Saturday. Hoffman also currently leads UNC (6-2) with five goals this season. The Pennsylvania native continued her strong defensive play on Sunday, as the Tar Heels picked up a 3-0 shutout win over No. 13 James Madison. In addition to Hoffman,...

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Alan Winn Named National Men’s Soccer Player of the Week

College Soccer News announced Monday that UNC senior forward Alan Winn was named its National Player of the Week, after scoring three goals in the Tar Heels’ wins over William & Mary and Duke. Despite missing the team’s first three games due to injury, Winn has responded with four goals and an assist over UNC’s last four games–all of which have been victories. The senior–who is now tied with Jelani Pieters for the team lead in goals–has played a large role in UNC’s 6-1 start this season, and will continue to be a focal point of the Tar Heel...

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UNC Women’s Soccer Takes ACC Opener Against Florida State

Junior midfielder Dorian Bailey helped the 10th-ranked UNC women’s soccer team open up ACC play on the right note Sunday afternoon, as her goal in the 58th minute provided the difference in the Tar Heels’ 1-0 victory over No. 16 Florida State in Tallahassee. It was the first time UNC (5-2, 1-0 ACC) had won in Tallahassee since 2011–and the first home loss for Florida State in its last 36 matches there–which is made that much more notable since the Seminoles were picked as the preseason favorites to win the league this year. Bailey’s goal came shortly after a...

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Field Hockey: UNC Shuts Out James Madison, Wins Fourth Game Against Ranked Opponents

Playing its second straight game at its temporary home away from home–Duke’s Williams Field at Jack Katz Stadium–the seventh-ranked UNC field hockey team looked quite comfortable on Sunday. The Tar Heels picked up their fourth win over a ranked opponent in 2017, as they shut out No. 13 James Madison by a score of 3-0. Eva Van’t Hoog scored in the third minute of the game to give UNC (6-2) an early lead, which proved to be more than enough as the proceedings wore on. Megan Duvernois and Catherine Hayden each added tallies in the first half for the...

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Men’s Soccer: No. 8 UNC Slips Past No. 23 Duke in Rivalry Clash

In the annual showdown between the UNC and Duke men’s soccer programs, it was the eighth-ranked Tar Heels who got the best of the No. 23 Blue Devils on Saturday night–edging out their bitter rivals by a score of 2-1 at McPherson Stadium in Browns Summit, North Carolina. UNC (6-1, 2-0 ACC) scored both of its goals off of set pieces, with Alan Winn putting the Tar Heels ahead in the eighth minute after sending home a header off of a beautiful cross from Cam Lindley–his fourth goal in the team’s last four games. Duke (4-1-1) then took control...

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UNC Football Thrashes Old Dominion, Picks Up First Win of 2017

Back-to-back losses to open the 2017 football season left UNC with plenty of questions, but the Tar Heels appear to be finding some answers after traveling to Old Dominion on Saturday and dominating the Monarchs for a 53-23 victory. Freshman Chazz Surratt made the start at quarterback for the second straight week, but this time he was given the opportunity to play all of the meaningful minutes. In return, Surratt delivered a performance which should solidify him as the Tar Heels’ starter moving forward. He completed 16 of his 24 passes for 257 yards and a touchdown, while avoiding...

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Ashley Hoffman Delivers OT Game-Winner for UNC Field Hockey in Win Over Boston College

The seventh-ranked UNC field hockey team used an overtime goal from Ashley Hoffman to defeat the No. 10 Boston College Eagles by a score of 2-1 Saturday afternoon in Durham. Playing at Duke’s Williams Field–the Tar Heels’ unofficial home away from home this season while Henry Stadium in Chapel Hill is under construction–Hoffman’s late tally helped the team salvage a game it nearly let slip away. Eva Smolenaars found the back of the net for UNC (5-2, 1-1 ACC) in the third minute, and the Tar Heels led for nearly the entire game. Boston College (5-2, 0-2 ACC) was...

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UNC Hoping to Solve Defensive Communication Woes at Old Dominion

Having dropped their first two games of the 2017 season—all while allowing nearly 600 yards per game—the point of emphasis for head coach Larry Fedora and the UNC football team entering this week’s game at Old Dominion is clear. It’s time for the Tar Heels to start playing some defense. There are 129 teams in the Division I Football Bowl Subdivision, of which only three have surrendered more yards than UNC so far this season. However, none of those squads—Louisiana, East Carolina and Tulsa—play in a Power Five conference like the Tar Heels do. In addition, UNC has won...

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Winn Scores Twice, Leads UNC Men’s Soccer to Victory Over William & Mary

In a thrilling battle on Wednesday night at Wakemed Soccer Park in Cary, the No. 8 UNC men’s soccer team outlasted the William & Mary Tribe by a score of 3-2–thanks to a pair of goals from senior forward Alan Winn. Winn opened up scoring in just the fourth minute of the game, as he made a slick move to receive a long pass and dribble past the opposing goalkeeper for an easy goal. Then later on–not long after the Tribe’s Antonio Bustamente tied the game at 2-2 in the 69th minute and handed momentum to the visiting side–Winn...

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Five UNC Women’s Tennis Players Listed in ITA Preseason Rankings

There should be no shortage of talent this season for the UNC women’s tennis team, which placed five players on Tuesday among the preseason Intercollegiate Tennis Association rankings. Sophomore sensation Sara Daavettila–last season’s ACC Freshman of the Year–checks in as the highest-ranked of the bunch, as she will begin this season at No. 4 among all singles competitors. She is coming off a breakout first year, where she earned ITA All-American status after reaching the NCAA Quarterfinals. Other Tar Heels included in the singles rankings include: Jessie Aney (No. 22), Alexa Graham (No. 42) and Makenna Jones (No. 65)....

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