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A weekly look at the non-revenue sports at UNC.

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Not great Bob.

Field Hockey

The only team that finished the week with an unblemished record. The field hockey team faced off in a big showdown versus Duke with both teams ranked in the top five. UNC came away with a 2-1 win on goals from Malin Evert and Casey Di Nardo. Both goals came in the first half to give UNC a 2-0 lead. Duke cut the lead to one goal before halftime and UNC held Duke scoreless in the second half to preserve the win.

On Sunday UNC traveled to Richmond for a match-up with VCU. The Tar Heels grabbed a 5-1 win to move to 13-1 overall.

UNC is presently 2nd in the ACC with a 4-1 mark behind first place Syracuse which handed the Tar Heels its only loss of the season. UNC closes out ACC play this Friday versus Wake Forest.

Next up: 10/23 at Wake Forest

Men's soccer

On Tuesday, the men's soccer team survived a tough game with Charleston grabbing a 3-2 win. Both teams traded goals with Alan Winn putting UNC up 1-0 in the 34th minute before a Charleston equalizer six minutes later. Raby George broke the tie in UNC's favor in 73rd minute but a Charleston goal in the 77th minute knotted the game again In the final minute Winn came through again with a goal to clinch the win.

On Saturday as the football team was drubbing Wake Forest, the men's soccer team was in Winston-Salem struggling against the Demon Deacons. The result was UNC's first loss of the season with Wake Forest taking a 1-0 win. UNC has 12 shots and seven corner kicks but failed to find the back of the net.

Next up: 10/20 at Campbell, 10/23 vs Louisville

Women's soccer

Not good.

After rolling through most of the season the women's soccer team has hit a historically bad rough spot. For only the second time in school history and the first time since 2011, UNC has lost three straight games. The latest loss in that string came at the hands of rival Duke 1-0.

UNC gave up the only goal of the game in the first half and was successfully bottled up by the Duke defense which proved to be incredibly stingy. The one goal shutout loss was the second straight for the Heels which have not scored a goal since in the October 8 loss to Louisville.

Volleyball

UNC's four game winning streak in ACC play came to a halt versus Florida State on Friday night with the Seminoles squeaking by 3-2. The Tar Heels bounced back on Sunday to sweep Miami 3-0. With that win UNC moves to 9-8 overall and 6-2 in ACC play.

UNC is in a three way tie for third in the conference standings behind co-leaders Florida State and Louisville.

Next up: 10/23 at Georgia Tech, 10/25 at Clemson