UNC Approaching First Match in Two Weeks

After a 13-day break from play, Carolina Women’s Soccer is gearing up to face No. 25 Notre Dame on Saturday with a national broadcast at 7 p.m. on ESPN3.

North Carolina (3-2-1) beat the 18th ranked Arizona Razerbacks 2-1 in their final game of the Duke Nike Classic with goals from junior Summer Green and freshman Annie Kingman.

Brooke Elby, senior midfielder for the Heels, was named the defensive MVP of the tournament. That following week, Elby was also given conference honors as the ACC’s Player of the Week. Other Tar Heels on the All-Tournament Team were junior forward Summer Green, senior defender Satara Murray and freshman defender Jessie Scarpa.

Now ranked 9th nationally, Carolina is one of six ACC teams ranked in the Top 25 national poll and one of four in the Top 10, including No. 2 Virginia, No. 3 Virginia Tech, No. 6 Florida State, No. 13 Notre Dame and No. 19 Clemson.


Soccer Chat with Coach Anson Dorrance

CHAPEL HILL– On the heels of a successful weekend of play at the Duke Nike Classic, UNC Women’s Soccer Head Coach Anson Dorrance has a lot to feel good about with his defending national champion squad.

We caught up with the legendary Coach on Monday to discuss their two wins over top ten opponents last weekend and what the future holds for the Tar Heels as they get set to begin ACC play.

***Listen to the interview***

Anson Dorrance Interview

It is the first time since 2005 that the Carolina Women’s Soccer team has wrapped up non-conference play undefeated and untied. And Coach Dorrance says he attributes that feat to some returning veterans.

Coach Dorrance says the Tar Heels’ Friday night triumph over the second ranked UCLA Bruins was an enormous scalp for his team. He says it’s wins like those that pay off in NCAA tournament seeding down the road.

UNC’s Joanna Morris is supposed to be a high school senior, but instead she punched in a beautiful goal for the Tar Heels on Sunday against West Virginia. Coach Dorrance is excited about the future of the young “soccer junkie.”

Up next for the Tar Heel women is a trip to Blacksburg for the ACC opener versus Virginia Tech. Coach Dorrance says his team will need to come out firing on the road to ensure they keep their undefeated season intact.


No. 1 Tar Heel Women Kick Season Into High Gear

CHAPEL HILL– Number one meets number two on Friday night in Durham. Yes, the number one ranked UNC women’s soccer team will certainly kick their regular season into high gear this weekend at the 2013 Duke Nike Classic.

Koskinen Stadium at Duke will be treated to some elite soccer action and the Tar Heels will be featured in two contests against top ten opponents.

First up, UNC will take on the second-ranked Bruins of UCLA at 8 p.m.  Friday. And in Sunday’s session, Coach Anson Dorrance’s defending national champions will face West Virginia, the ninth ranked team in the country.

That 11 a.m. Sunday match against the Mountaineers kicks off WCHL’s live broadcast coverage on 97.9 FM and the match will also be streamed live on Chapelboro.com.


2013 WCHL Live Broadcast Schedule:

Sunday, Sept. 8, vs. West Virginia (at Durham, N.C.), 11 a.m.

Sunday, Sept. 15, vs. Notre Dame, 1 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 6, vs. Maryland, 1 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 10, vs. NC State, 7 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 20, vs. Virginia, 1 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 24, vs. Clemson, 7 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 27, at WakeForest, 1 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 31, vs. Duke, 7 p.m.