UNC-W Pulls Off Tar Heel Upset
CHAPEL HILL–No. 11 North Carolina dropped a 1-0 decision to UNC-Wilmington Tuesday night at Fetzer Field.
A scoring strike in the 36th minute by UNC-W’s Jordan Cordero proved to be the only goal necessary in the match.
Carolina controlled possession throughout the contest, holding a 16-4 advantage in shots. Missed opportunities became the trend of the night for the Tar Heels – a recurring theme for Carolina all season.
UNC-W only had one shot in the entire second half, but UNC failed to convert on any of their scoring looks.
The loss drops Carolina to 5-3-5 overall and 2-1-5 in the ACC. Next up for the Tar Heels is a trip to Pittsburgh to take on the Panthers on Saturday at 7 p.m. on ESPN3.
No. 11 Men’s Soccer Set for Seahawks
CHAPEL HILL– No.11 Carolina men’s soccer moves out of conference to take on UNC-Wilmington Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m. on Fetzer Field.
Carolina is coming off a 1-0 win over Syracuse last Friday night. The Tar Heels currently reside at 5-2-5 overall and 2-1-5 in the ACC.
The Seahawks claimed an impressive 2-1 road win over Duke on Oct. 1, so the Tar Heels should expect a tough contest.
Tuesday night will serve as Chapel Hill and Carrboro Schools Night. So bring the kids along as local elementary and middle school students can purchase tickets for just $2.
And if you can’t make it over to the match, it will be broadcast live on GoHeelsTV.
No. 1 UNC Baseball Drops First Contest In Last 15
CHAPEL HILL – The No. 1 UNC baseball team’s second longest winning streak of the season was snapped by a team it blanked earlier in the season Tuesday night.
No. 21 UNC Wilmington was 9-2 since the two teams last met in late March and showed that hot streak was no fluke with a 9-8 win over the best team in the country.
The Tar Heels scored two runs in each of the first three innings and looked to be well in control. But then the Seahawks put up six in the top of the fourth with the help from a few walks by the Tar Heel pitching staff and a few hits that found their way into the outfield.
Carolina took the lead back with two more in the bottom of the fourth, but the home team’s scoring would stop there. Wilmington added one in the seventh and two in the eighth to take the lead. Seahawk junior Kelly Secrest was sent to the mound for the last out of the fourth inning and only gave up one hit in the final five and two thirds innings for the win.
With the loss, UNC fell to 39-3; UNCW improved to 31-11. The Tar Heels host Charlotte Wednesday night at 6:00 p.m. at Boshamer Stadium. You can hear the broadcast in its entirety on WCHL and here immediately following the WCHL Evening News with Aaron Keck.
No. 1 UNC Baseball Shuts Out UNC Wilmington On The Road
WILMINGTON – The No. 1 UNCbaseball team remained undefeated on the road with a shutout win over UNC Wilmington Wednesday night.
Despite leaving eight runners stranded, the Tar Heels took down the Seahawks 10-0 thanks in part to the talented bats of junior third-baseman Colin Moran, junior first-baseman Cody Stubbs, and sophomore second-baseman Mike Zolk. The three Tar Heels each tallied two RBIs and freshman right-fielder Skye Bolt hit his fifth homerun of the season.
Senior right-hander Chris Munnelly took the game for seven innings throwing eight strikeouts and only giving up two hits. Three Tar Heel pitchers saw action Wednesday night and no Seahawks saw a free pass in the shutout.
With the win, Carolina improved to 26-2; Wilmington fell to 21-9. This weekend, the Tar Heels bring their league-leading 9-2 conference record back to this Hill to host the Maryland Terrapins who are 4-8 in league play and are coming off a 6-3 win over the Towson Tigers 6-3 on Wednesday.
First pitch for the Friday-night series opener is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. at Boshamer Stadium. You can hear all the action on WCHL immediately following the WCHL Evening News with Aaron Keck.
No. 1 UNC Baseball Looks To Begin Another Winning Streak
CHAPEL HILL – The No. 1 UNCbaseball team steps out of conference play on Wednesday with the hopes of bouncing back from its second loss of the season when it travels to UNC Wilmington.
The Tar Heels dropped the third game of the series against the Clemson Tigers in a 5-4 11-inning decision Monday after taking the first two wins. Monday was a marathon day after UNC and Clemson had to make up the remainder of Sunday’s rain-out. The Tar Heels took the first game of the day 6-2 after starting in the top of the third with a 2-0 lead.
The polls came out Monday morning before Carolina dropped just its second game of the season—the Tar Heels are tied with LSU with the best record in the country. The Tar Heels held a unanimous No. 1 spot across the four polls.
UNC Wilmington could provide a good challenge for Carolina on Wednesday. The Seahawks hold the top spot in the Colonial Athletic Association at 7-1 and are 21-8 overall. They’re currently on a four-game winning streak, including a sweep over conference-opponent Old Dominion and a win Tuesday over the Southern Conference’s College of Charleston.
Senior right-hander Chris Munnelly will get the start. In 15.1 innings, he’s 1-0 on the season with a 1.17 earned run average (ERA). He’s thrown 22 strikeouts compared to just nine walks. The UNC pitching staff has inched two marks closer to the top squad in the land as Arkansas is just 0.02 better in its team ERA at 1.68.
Wednesday’s game between UNC and UNCW is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. You can hear all the action live on WCHL immediately following an abbreviated version of the WCHL Evening News with Aaron Keck.