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Andrzejewski’s Goal Enough to Move UNC Women’s Soccer Past Colorado, Into NCAA Tournament Third Round

Bridgette Andrzejewski’s goal in the first half was enough to propel the UNC women’s soccer team past Colorado 1-0 on Friday night at WakeMed Soccer Park in the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament. The sophomore sent home a rebound after Sydney Spruill’s shot was blocked by Colorado goalie Jalen Tompkins in the 26th minute. UNC’s stout defense limited Colorado to just three shots on goal and put together its fourth straight shutout. Colorado finishes the season with a record of 12-6-4. Up Next: The Tar Heels (17-2-2) advanced to face Princeton in Third Round action on Sunday at...

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NCAA Field Hockey Final Four: Top-Ranked UCONN Slips Past UNC in Penalty Shootout

Two overtimes weren’t enough to decide Friday’s NCAA field hockey Semifinal in Louisville between UNC and top-ranked UCONN, as the Tar Heels tied the game at 1-1 late in regulation before ultimately falling to the Huskies in a penalty shootout. Much like in the overtime periods, neither team could break through on offense in the first half. UCONN (22-0) struck first after the halftime break when Charlotte Veitner took advantage of a penalty corner in the 41st minute to net her 32nd goal of the season. In a game where the Huskies’ goalie, Nina Klein, made a career-high 13...

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Defense Helps UNC Women’s Basketball Dominate Radford

After limping to a 1-1 start this season–a record earned through a pair of close finishes–the UNC women’s basketball team clamped down defensively on the way to a 79-46 blowout win at Carmichael Arena over the Radford Highlanders. A dominating defensive effort saw UNC  hold Radford to just 25 percent shooting from the floor and force the visitors into 22 turnovers. The Highlanders (1-1)–who were picked before the year to win the Big South Conference–got a team-high 12 points from Destinee Walker. As a team, however, they suffered through a stretch of over 11 minutes during the first half...

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Nathan Elliott Providing Tar Heels Much-Needed Stability at Quarterback

Since subbing in for Chazz Surratt during UNC’s close loss to Miami three weeks ago, sophomore quarterback Nathan Elliott has provided a much-needed steadying presence for the Tar Heels behind center. He’ll look to continue that this Saturday at Kenan Stadium as UNC hosts Western Carolina. Throughout the Tar Heels’ recent six-game losing streak, head coach Larry Fedora saw his team post some of its worst offensive performances since he arrived in Chapel Hill prior to the 2012 campaign. The struggles peaked with a 51-point blowout loss at the hands of Virginia Tech. During garbage time, however, Fedora decided...

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Tar Heels Fend Off Upset-Minded Bucknell Down the Stretch, Pick Up Victory in Berry’s Return

In a game highlighted by the return of senior point guard Joel Berry, the ninth-ranked UNC men’s basketball team nearly found itself on the wrong end of an upset bid Wednesday night at the Dean Smith Center. Instead, the Tar Heels improved to 2-0 this season–after shifting into gear during the final minutes of a 93-81 victory over the Bucknell Bison. Berry, who was returning from a broken right hand, was aggressive in getting to the free throw line all night and tied with Theo Pinson for the team lead with six assists in his first game back. After...

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Baseball Series Between UNC and South Carolina to Continue in Charlotte for 2018 and 2019

Charlotte’s BB&T Ballpark will again play host for the annual rivalry game between UNC and South Carolina in both 2018 and 2019, it was announced on Wednesday. South Carolina will serve as the de facto “home team” when the teams face off on April 3, 2018, while the roles will reverse in the next meeting–which has not yet had a date determined. The Tar Heels and Gamecocks have faced off at the brand new Uptown stadium in each of the last two seasons, with UNC treating a pair of sell-out crowds to a pair of blowout victories. In the...

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Cameron Johnson Having Surgery to Repair Torn Meniscus

The ninth-ranked UNC men’s basketball team suffered a huge blow on Wednesday when it was announced guard Cameron Johnson was having surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee. He is expected to miss four to six weeks. Johnson–a 6-foot-7 graduate transfer who came to Chapel Hill from Pittsburgh–suffered the injury in practice on Monday, according to a statement released by the university. This news comes after Johnson missed UNC’s season opener against Northern Iowa with a sprained neck, an ailment that was not related to the knee injury. “I’m extremely disappointed for Cameron,” head coach Roy...

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Young Tar Heels Still Searching For Identity Entering Wednesday’s Game Against an Experienced Bucknell Squad

An impressive victory in last Friday’s season opener against Northern Iowa showed that the ninth-ranked UNC men’s basketball team has enough talent to be mentioned among the top teams in America. What the young, inexperienced Tar Heels–who have been without injured senior point guard Joel Berry for nearly a month–will need time to define, however, is a true identity. This will provide an interesting backdrop Wednesday night at the Dean Smith Center, when UNC hosts Bucknell–a team that returned all five starters from last year’s NCAA Tournament squad. Losing three starters and a pair of key bench contributors from...

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UNC Awarded No. 3 Overall Seed for NCAA Men’s Soccer Tournament

The bracket for the NCAA Men’s Soccer Tournament was released on Monday, with UNC earning the No. 3 overall seed after a fantastic regular season which saw the Tar Heels win the ACC Coastal Division. By virtue of being one of the top 16 seeds, UNC also earns a first round bye–meaning it won’t play until the Second Round begins on Nov. 19. It is the seventh time in the last nine seasons UNC has been among the top 16 seeds for the event. The Tar Heels (14-3-1) are scheduled to face the winner of the match between UNC-Wilmington...

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Anthony Ratliff-Williams Recognized as ACC Specialist of the Week

Last Thursday’s victory over Pittsburgh snapped a six-game losing streak for the UNC football team, as sophomore receiver Anthony Ratliff-Williams became the first player in all of college football this season to return a kick for a touchdown, throw a touchdown and catch a touchdown all in the same game. The ACC recognized Ratliff-Williams’ efforts on Monday, by naming him its Specialist of the Week. Ratliff-Williams brought the opening kickoff back 98 yards for a score against Pittsburgh, sparking the Tar Heels for what would ultimately become their first win against conference competition. It’s the second time in 2017...

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