Men’s Soccer Ties Wake Forest

WINSTON-SALEM– The No. 1 Tar Heel men’s soccer team finished in a 1-1 draw at No. 24 Wake Forest on Saturday night at Spry Stadium.

A regular-season record crowd of 4,587 people attended the showdown between two of the premier soccer programs in the nation.

North Carolina received a first-half goal by senior Josh Rice, and Wake Forest answered with a goal in the 89th minute to send the match past regulation. And that’s no surprise for Carolina. It was UNC’s sixth match that hasn’t finished in 90 minutes.

Goalkeeper Brendan Moore made five saves while Wake keeper Alec Ferrell had seven stops of his own.

UNC now sits at 3-1-4 on the season with all four of their ties coming in ACC play. The Tar Heels hosts Duke next Friday at 7 p.m., on ESPN3.

Men’s Soccer Looks to Rebound vs. Wake Forest

WINSTON-SALEM– Coming off their first loss of the season, the top-ranked North Carolina men’s soccer team now turns their attention on a road trip at Wake Forest in a key ACC match Saturday night at 7 p.m., from Spry Stadium.

Saturday will mark the third road game for the Heels in its last four contests, and a stretch of four of its last six away from Chapel Hill dating back to the Notre Dame game earlier in September.

Following the sloppy, lethargic effort against William & Mary last time out, Carolina will no doubt be motivated to earn a conference win.

The Tar Heels are 3-0-2 in the last five meetings with Wake Forest dating back to the 2008 victory in the College Cup Semifinals. Additionally, UNC is 9-4-5 all-time at Spry Stadium, and hasn’t lost there since a 4-2 setback in 2007.