UNC Men’s Soccer Takes Over No. 1 In CSN Poll

The UNC men’s soccer team surpassed the only team it has fallen to this season and now sits in the top spot in the nation, according to a recent poll.

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College Soccer News ranked North Carolina No. 1 in the nation Monday after its 3-0 ACC win against Pittsburgh on Friday in Chapel Hill.

That win propelled the Tar Heels past the former No. 1, UCLA Bruins, who the Heels lost to, 1-0 in the Carolina Nike Classic on August 31.

The Bruins’ recent scoring woes helped contribute to the shift: UCLA is coming off a pair of 0-0 ties to Santa Clara and Cal Poly over the weekend.

Notre Dame held the No. 2 spot before Monday’s poll but fell to No. 4 after a 1-0 loss to Kentucky last Monday. Washington sits in the No. 3 spot, moving up two; Virginia rounds out the top five falling one spot.

The Tar Heels are back on the road and out of conference play Tuesday against William and Mary. That game can be seen on NSCAATV with the kickoff scheduled for 7:00 p.m.


Men’s Soccer Faces Pitt for First Time

CHAPEL HILL– The No.11 UNC men’s soccer team will play at Pittsburgh Saturday night at 7 p.m. on ESPN3.

The meeting will mark the first time the Tar Heels have faced the Panthers on the soccer turf. Entering the contest, Carolina finds itself fifth in the ACC standings.  The top eight teams make the ACC Tournament.  At one point, the Tar Heels were atop the national polls, but they have struggled to find reliable scorers.

UNC sports a 2-1-5 ACC record while Pittsburgh is still in search of their first conference win.