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UNC Athletics Roundup

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

Women's soccer

UNC still needed another win to clinch a spot in the four team ACC Tournament. The Tar Heels got that on Halloween night in Miami beating the Hurricanes 2-0. Summer Green's goal in the third minute put UNC ahead early in the contest. Alexa Newfield scored in the 55th minute to give the Tar Heels a 2-0 lead which would ultimately stand up. Miami managed just seven shots to UNC's 21.

The win secured the Tar Heels the #3 seed and UNC will face #2 FSU at 8:00 PM on Friday at the WRAL Soccer Park in Cary. FSU won the regular season battle between the two teams 1-0.

Next up: 11/5 - ACC Semifinal vs FSU

Men's Soccer

Tucker Hume's goal in the 84th minute broke a scoreless tie as UNC knocked off Northeastern 1-0 on Senior Night. UNC outshot Northeastern 15-6 but had a difficult time squeezing goals past Jonathan Thurreson who recorded five saves.

The Tar Heels returned to ACC play on Friday playing Virginia to a 0-0 draw after regulation and two overtimes. UNC enjoyed a decent shot advantage at 13-7 but could not find the back of the net. Tar Heel goalkeeper record four saves to keep Virginia scoreless.

UNC enters the ACC Tournament as the #2 seed and will face the winner of #7 Syracuse/#10 NC State in the quarterfinals. All ACC Tournament matches will be played at campus sites.

Next up: 11/8 - ACC Quarterfinals vs Syracuse or NC State.

Field Hockey

UNC played a pair of non-conference games ahead of the ACC Tournament which begins this week. On Thursday the Tar Heels rolled by Liberty 7-1 then knocked off Old Dominion 5-1. Those two wins give UNC a 5-0 record against teams from Virginia this season.

The Tar Heels will enter the ACC Tournament as the #3 seed and face Louisville in the quarterfinals in Charlottesville, VA. UNC beat Louisville 5-0 during the regular season.

Next up: 11/5 -  ACC Quarterfinals vs Louisville


The UNC volleyball team continues to excel in ACC play collecting two more wins to reach 10-2 in league games. UNC beat previous conference unbeaten Louisville 3-1 on Friday then followed on Sunday with a 3-1 over Notre Dame.

At 13-8 overall and 10-2 in the ACC, UNC is in third place in the conference with eight games left.

Next up: 11/6 at Syracuse, 11/8 at Boston College

Other sports

In the ACC Cross Country Championships, the UNC women finished 5th while the men placed 9th.