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Ashley Hoffman Wins ACC Field Hockey Defensive Player of the Week For Second Time in 2017

It was announced Monday that for the second time this season, UNC junior Ashley Hoffman has been named the ACC Field Hockey Defensive Player of the Week. She is a co-winner of the award this week, sharing it with Syracuse’s Borg van der Velde. Hoffman and the Tar Heels are coming off perhaps their best win of the season, as they shut out No. 3 Virginia on the road by a score of 4-0. An opportunity on a penalty corner also allowed Hoffman to score what would prove to be the game-winning goal against Virginia just before halftime. On...

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Tar Heels Extend Women’s Soccer Streak to Six Games With 2-0 Win Over Wake Forest

A pair of goals from freshman sensation Alessia Russo on Sunday lifted the fifth-ranked UNC women’s soccer team to its sixth consecutive win–this one a 2-0 victory over No. 15 Wake Forest in Winston-Salem. Russo’s first goal came in the 23rd minute, as she finished off a beautiful cross from teammate Bridgette Andrzejewski. In a defensive battle that saw both teams combine for a total of just 11 shots, it took until the 70th minute for the Tar Heels (10-2, 6-0 ACC) to get on the board again. After forcing Wake Forest (9-3-2, 3-2-1 ACC) to turn the ball...

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Men’s Tennis: UNC’s William Blumberg Upsets No. 1 Mikael Torpegaard to Advance to Tulsa ITA All-American Singles Final

Facing off against the nation’s top-ranked men’s tennis player–Ohio State’s Mikael Torpegaard–in Sunday’s Tulsa ITA All-American Semifinals, UNC sophomore William Blumberg pulled off a stunning upset victory in three sets (7-6, 6-7, 6-3). Torpegaard has been ranked either No. 1 or No. 2 in every ITA singles ranking since March of 2016, but was unable to hold off the UNC standout in this match. Last year’s runner-up in the NCAA Singles Championship as a freshman, Blumberg–who went to Tulsa ranked No. 5 in the country–continues to prove that he is among the nation’s best players. This win showed he...

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UNC Men’s Golf Wins Tar Heel Intercollegiate, Posts Second-Lowest Score in ACC History

Sunday was a historic day for the UNC men’s golf team, which won the Tar Heel Intercollegiate at Finley Golf Course in Chapel Hill by posting the second-lowest 54-hole score in ACC history. The Tar Heels were a combined 49-under par for the event, with senior Ben Griffin leading the way. Griffin tied the UNC record for lowest round by shooting a nine-under 63 in the afternoon on Saturday, which helped him eventually take home the individual championship on Sunday. The Chapel Hill native ultimately smashed another UNC record with his final score of 19-under-par, with the red-hot Tar...

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Chapel Hill Native Ben Griffin Fires UNC Record 63 at Tar Heel Intercollegiate Golf Tournament

UNC men’s golf standout–and Chapel Hill native–Ben Griffin tied a school record on Saturday by firing a 63 on the first day of the Tar Heel Intercollegiate at the nearby Finley Golf Course. The senior tallied seven birdies, an eagle and ten pars in a round that was among the best the course has ever seen. His 63 is just the fourth in UNC history and is the first ever shot during a tournament at Finley. “Ben was composed all day and did an excellent job of staying in the present, especially in the afternoon round when he shot...

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No. 21 Notre Dame Throttles UNC Football, Tar Heel Offense Lifeless Again

With black storm clouds looming over Kenan Stadium for the majority of the UNC football team’s 33-10 loss to No. 21 Notre Dame on Saturday, it was a perfect metaphor for a Tar Heel offense which has fallen completely flat over the last couple weeks. Right out of the gates, UNC went three-and-out on its first five offensive possessions. For the game, the Tar Heels punted a whopping nine times while gaining just 13 first downs. Quarterback Chazz Surratt and company managed only seven yards in the entire first quarter—while finishing with just 265 for the game. If that...

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Volleyball: Tar Heels Earn Hard-Fought Rivalry Win Over Duke

Redshirt freshman Holly Carlton notched her second triple double of the season on Friday night, as she helped lead the UNC volleyball to a comeback victory over the rival Duke Blue Devils at Carmichael Arena in Chapel Hill. Carlton tallied 13 kills, 18 assists and 11 digs for UNC (6-7, 3-2 ACC), which dropped the first set of the evening before rallying to win the rest for a 3-1 victory (18-25, 25-23, 25-18, 25-17). She became the first Tar Heel in 25 years to register two triple doubles in a single season–giving the nearly 3,500 fans in attendance quite the...

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UNC Field Hockey Blanks No. 3 Virginia

Four different players scored goals for the sixth-ranked UNC field hockey team on Friday night in Charlottesville, as the Tar Heels picked up a huge 4-0 shutout victory over the No. 3 Virginia Cavaliers. Ashley Hoffman opened the scoring for UNC just before halftime, but it was in the second half where most of the damage was done. The Tar Heels (11-2, 3-1 ACC) racked up 17 of their 22 shots after the break, while also receiving goals from Catherine Hayden, Marissa Creatore and Feline Guenther. Perhaps the most shocking part of the result, though, is that Virginia (10-2,...

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No. 2 Wake Forest Snaps Nine-Game Win Streak for UNC Men’s Soccer

In a battle between the nation’s top two scoring teams in NCAA Division I men’s soccer, the No. 2 Wake Forest Demon Deacons outlasted No. 4 UNC by a score of 2-1 on Friday night at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary. The loss ended a nine-game winning streak for the Tar Heels (11-2, 4-1 ACC), while Wake Forest (11-1, 5-0 ACC) stayed unbeaten against conference competition. Although Wake Forest took a 1-0 lead into halftime following a 39th-minute goal from Omir Fernandez, the Tar Heels responded nicely with a free-kick goal from Cam Lindley in the opening minutes of...

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UNC Women’s Soccer Powers Past Miami in Second Half

A trio of second-half goals led the fifth-ranked UNC women’s soccer team to a 3-0 shutout victory over the Miami Hurricanes on Thursday night. Playing on the road at Miami’s Cobb Stadium, the Tar Heels’ late surge delivered their fifth consecutive victory and kept them tied with Duke atop the ACC standings. Freshman Alessia Russo opened scoring for UNC in the 48th minute, beating defenders off the dribble before scoring from 12 yards out for her fifth goal of the season. The Tar Heels (9-2, 5-0 ACC) held onto the slim lead for the next half hour or so,...

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