Five Days, Football-Free: But Not Futbol-Free

It's time for a brief check-in with themen's and women's soccer teams, who started the season ranked first and third, respectively.

All that talk about the ACC being a weak conference in football? It doesn't really apply in soccer. Six of the top ten men's teams and three of the top ten women's are members of the ACC, and its made the conference schedule brutal. The men's team opened conference play with losses to N.C. State and current #2 Clemson before knocking off then top-ranked Virginia. UNC (9-2, 1-2) has three top ten teams remaining on the schedule, interspersed with local schools and a pair of lesser ACC schools. Their most recent match was an overtime squeaker over the Elon College University Fightin' Christians Phoenix.

I always had a fondness for Elon College's original nickname. Primarily because as a young lad I saw the Elon College Fightin' Christians take on the Guilford College Fightin' Quakers in football. Tensions ran high, and after the game a fight broke out.

The women's team hasn't lost since its season opener to #10 Texas A&M, and has racked up impressive wins over #14 Florida, #5 Portland, and #4 Florida State. The Tar Heels (10-1, 2-0) have given up five goals on the year, and have had two players named National Players of the Week so far this season.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Tar Heel Blog

You must be a member of Tar Heel Blog to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Tar Heel Blog. You should read them.

Join Tar Heel Blog

You must be a member of Tar Heel Blog to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Tar Heel Blog. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker