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UNC Athletics Roundup

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The week that was for UNC's fall non-revenue sports.

Men's soccer

UNC bounced backed from its first loss of the season with a 6-1 drubbing of Campbell on Tuesday. Warren Marshall gave UNC a 2-0 lead on his first two goals of the season in the 5th and 24th minutes. Tucker Hume added his seventh of the year while Andy Lopez scored his second. Nico Melo and Nyambi Jabang also found the back of the net for the first time this season.

The Tar Heels returned to ACC play on Friday with a 2-1 win over Louisville. After a scoreless first half, Louisville's Daniel Johnson put the Cardinals ahead 1-0 in the 55th minute. Nine minutes later Tucker Hume's eight goal of the season knotted the match at 1-1. Andy Lopez provided the game winner in the 83rd minute.

The win clinched the Coastal Division for the Tar Heels and UNC leads the ACC overall with 18 points with the regular season finale versus Virginia still to come on Friday.

Next up: 10/27 vs Northeastern, 10/30 at Virginia

Women's soccer

After a three game skid that left UNC on the cusp of missing the ACC Tournament, the Tar Heels bounced back in impressive fashion this week.

On Thursday, UNC slipped by #15 ranked Notre Dame 2-1. The Irish took an early second half lead with a goal from Sabrina Flores in the 47th minute. Alex Newfield's provided the equalizer in the 71st minute on her 8th goal of the season. Minutes later Joanna Boyles headed the ball into the goal off a free kick from Newfield to put the Tar Heels ahead for good.

UNC then faced #6 Clemson on Sunday in a critical game for the Tar Heels ACC Tournament hopes. Jessie Scarpa took a pass from Joanna Boyles and put it into the right corner of the goal in the 77th minute to give UNC a 1-0 win over the Tigers.

UNC is now tied for 4th in the ACC with Clemson. Only the top four teams advance to the ACC Tournament which will be held November 6th and 8th in Cary, NC. The Tar Heels face Miami on Saturday to close out the regular season.

Next up: 10/31 at Miami

Field Hockey

UNC played just once in the past week dropping a 3-2 decision at Wake Forest on Friday night. UNC fell behind early then ended up in a 3-0 hole the Tar Heels couldn't quite climb out of in the second half. UNC converted 14 second half shots into a pair of goals but it wasn't enough to avoid the Tar Heels second loss of the season.

The ACC regular season has concluded with the Heels finishing tied for second but seeded #3 in the ACC Tournament. UNC opens ACC Tournament play on November 5th at 4:00 PM against the #6 seed Louisville.

Prior to that the Tar Heels will play two additional non-conference games.

Next up: 10/29 vs Liberty, 11/1 vs Old Dominion

Volleyball

The volleyball team continues the season long bounce back from a disappointing start. The Tar Heels collected two more wins over the weekend, both on the road. On Friday, UNC knocked off Georgia Tech 3-1 in Atlanta. Two days later a sweep of Clemson gave UNC three straight wins and eight wins in ten games.

UNC's 8-2 ACC mark puts the Heels in 3rd place. UNC is now 11-8 overall.

Next up:  10/31 vs Louisville, 11/1 vs Notre Dame