Dunn’s Goal Decisive as Tar Heels Advance to ACC Semis

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CHAPEL HILL– Crystal Dunn’s first half goal was good enough for the third-seeded UNC women’s soccer team to beat sixth-seed Boston College 1-0 and advance to the semifinals of the 2013 ACC Women’s Soccer Tournament.

With the victory, Carolina improved to 17-3 on the season and 11-3 in the ACC while the Eagles dropped to 10-9-1 overall and 6-6-1 in conference play.

The Tar Heels dominated possession the majority of the contest in Chapel Hill and outshot Boston College 21-8 on Sunday. Both goalkeepers recorded career highs in saves to keep their teams in the match.

All four top seeds advanced in Sunday’s ACC quarterfinal play to set up a pair of heavyweight match-ups next weekend.

Ranked fourth nationally, the Tar Heels will be taking on the third-ranked Florida State Seminoles Friday at 8 p.m. at the WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary. Carolina will attempt to avenge their 1-0 loss to the Seminoles in Tallahassee earlier this season. UNC is 59-2-4 overall in ACC tournament play.

If you can’t make it over to Cary, the match will be televised nationally on ESPN3.


Tar Heel Women’s Soccer Seeks Repeat as Postseason Begins

CHAPEL HILL–The No. 4 UNC women’s soccer team, 16-1, heads into quarterfinal action of the 2013 ACC Women’s Soccer Tournament with some momentum following their 3-0 rout of Duke Halloween night.

Their opponent on Fetzer Field at 1 p.m. Sunday will be Boston College, sitting at 10-8-1 on the season.

The winner of Sunday’s match will advance to the semifinal round. The semifinals and finals will be held in Cary on Friday, Nov. 8 and Sunday, Nov. 10 at the WakeMed Soccer Park.

Tickets can be purchased on GoHeels.com or at the Carmichael Arena ticket office one hour before the game begins.

The game will be nationally televised by ESPN3 and be aired on WCHL.


Defending NCAA Champs Continue Rolling

NEWTON, Mass.– The road trip up to Boston College was a success for the Tar Heel women’s soccer team. Carolina got what they wanted: a win. But it was not without a fight.

The Eagles are always up to the challenge against the defending national champion Heels and Sunday’s match was witnessed by 1,500 fans. But UNC escaped with their third straight 1-0 victory over the team from Chestnut Hill.

Senior midfielder Crystal Dunn fed Kelly McFarlane for a score 64:48 into the contest. McFarlane broke free and netted the game-winning shot from 12 yards outside the goal, her first of the season.

The Tar Heels have now won five in a row and currently have a 12-2 record overall with a 6-2 mark in the ACC. Boston College dropped to 7-7 overall and 4-5 in conference play.

Thursday, Carolina returns home to face off against Syracuse at 2 p.m. in the comfortable confines of Fetzer Field.