CLEMSON, SC– The ACC Tournament quarterfinals begin Tuesday as No. 15 Carolina travels to Clemson to take on the Tigers at Riggs Field at 7 p.m.
Carolina is the fifth seed in the tournament with an 8-4-5 overall record and a 4-2-5 mark in conference. Last time out on the soccer pitch, the Tar Heels lost 1-0 in overtime to rival N.C.State in the regular season finale.
The winner Tuesday night moves on to the ACC semifinals this Friday in Germantown, Md. at the Maryland SoccerPlex.
Carolina has given up a league-low 10 goals this season, the fifth fewest in the entire country.
CHAPEL HILL–The No. 12 UNC men’s soccer team continued its tumble from the top with a Tuesday night overtime loss to No. 13 Clemson.
Carolina dropped the 2-1 decision at Fetzer Field in chilly, damp conditions. The offense was as dreary as the weather as the Tar Heels failed to capitalize on goalkeeper Brendan Moore’s continued fine play, totaling seven saves in this contest.
The shot opportunities may have been few-and-far between for the Tar Heels, but in the 68th minute the equalizer came from midfielder Verneri Valimaa.
Carolina almost walked away with its first conference win at the end of regulation. Jordan McCrary sent the ball over the wide open net off a cross. The game clock expired to send the match into overtime.
Clemson netted the game-winner just 98 seconds into the overtime frame to give UNC its first conference loss and its second loss overall.
The struggling Tar Heels next hit the road to take on Boston College on Saturday at 7:00 p.m.http://chapelboro.com/sports/unc-sports/mens-soccer-team-loses-to-tigers-continues-slide/
CHAPEL HILL – The No. 12 UNC men’s soccer team is midway through its regular season schedule and sees a record unlike many that have come before.
The Tar Heels have tied three of its last four opponents, including the most recent 0-0 decision against Duke. The constant deadlocks together with a 1-0 loss to William & Mary dropped UNC from the top spot to No. 12 in last week’s poll; the new rankings release on Tuesday.
Carolina’s opponent saw some movement in the polls last week as well but in the opposite direction. The Tigers are right next to the Tar Heels at No. 13 moving up three spots. However, Clemson’s last three meetings resulted in a win, overtime loss to Notre Dame, and tie.
Tuesday’s meeting between Carolina and Clemson kicks off at 7:00 p.m. at Fetzer Field. You can catch all the action live on ESPN3.http://chapelboro.com/sports/unc-sports/no-12-mens-soccer-hosts-no-13-clemson-tuesday/