No. 15 Men’s Soccer Visits Clemson in ACC Tourney Quarters
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.
Tar Heels Welcome Back Crystal, Claim Victory
CHAPEL HILL–The No. 4 Tar Heels defeated the Clemson Tigers 2-0 Thursday night in front of a spirited crowd at Fetzer Field.
Senior midfielder Crystal Dunn returned from her time with the U.S. National Team, and she provided a nice boost to the Carolina offensive attack.
Summer Green and Kealia Ohai scored the pair of goals for the Tar Heels. The team also tallied their 10th shutout of the season.
With the win, UNC improved to 14-3 overall and 8-3 in the ACC. Clemson dropped to 7-6-4 overall and 4-5-2 in conference action.
Next up for the Tar Heels is a Sunday road trip to Wake Forest to take on the Demon Deacons.
No. 4 Tar Heels Take On Tigers
CHAPEL HILL– The No.4 Tar Heel women’s soccer team will be back on the field Thursday night at 7 p.m. for an ACC match against the Clemson Tigers.
The Tar Heels fell to top-ranked Virginia last time out by a 2-0 margin.
Sitting at 13-3 overall and 7-3 in the ACC, Carolina will try to build some momentum heading into the looming postseason against the 7-5-4 Tigers who are 4-4-2 in conference play.
The 7 p.m. game will be broadcast by GoHeelsTV. You can also listen to the game live on WCHL for all the action from Fetzer Field.
Men’s Soccer Loses to Clemson, Continues Slide
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.
No. 12 Men’s Soccer Hosts No. 13 Clemson Tuesday
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.
No. 3 Clemson Back To Work After Losing WR Peake
COLUMBIA – Coach Dabo Swinney says Clemson’s offense will continue to run smoothly with reserve receiver Adam Humphries in the starting lineup.
Humphries is replacing Charone Peake, who was the Tigers (2-0) second-leading receiver when he tore his ACL in a non-contact drill a week ago and now needs season-ending surgery.
That means Humphries, Peake’s high-school teammate from Dorman, will be front-and-center when No. 3 Clemson faces North CarolinaState (2-0) in the Atlantic Coast Conference opener for both teams Thursday night.
Humphries has started five of 29 games in his career and has 63 catches and a touchdown. But Swinney says Humphries is usually in the middle of big moments, perhaps none bigger than his 9-yard catch that set up Clemson’s game-winning field goal in last season’s Chick-Fil-A Bowl.
No. 1 UNC Baseball Hosts Clemson Beginning Saturday; Fireworks Saturday Night
CHAPEL HILL – The No. 1 UNC baseball team puts the best record in the conference on the line against Clemson for an Easter-weekend series beginning Saturday night.
The Tar Heels have only fallen once this season—a loss to then No. 29 Miami Hurricanes 4-1 at the Bosh. That 23-1 record is the best in school history through 24, and even if Carolina loses its next game will have the best record through 25.
On Thursday, Head Coach Mike Fox told Ron Stutts on the Morning News that pitching was the tip of the sword for UNC. The Diamond Heels hold a 1.70 team earned run average, which is second in the nation.
Behind the strong arms is a strong batting lineup. Carolina hold a .319 batting average heading into the weekend series, which is the ninth-best in the land.
Junior left-hander Kent Emanuel will once again take the mound to open the series for the Tar Heels on Saturday. Emanuel holds a 4-1 record with a 1.17 ERA through 46.1 innings; he’s thrown 35 strikeouts this season compared to just nine walks.
Following Saturday night’s contest, stick around for fireworks at Boshamer Stadium. This will be the first of four events this season. For more information, visit our website, Chapelboro.com.
First pitch is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. Saturday night. The series continues Sunday at 7:00 p.m. with Family Night where tickets are only $3. The series concludes on Monday at 6:00 p.m.