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UNC Athletics Roundup

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The week that was for the Tar Heel non-revenue sports.

Field Hockey

ACC Champions.

An unassisted goal from Gab Major in overtime gave the Tar Heels its 19th ACC title and handed Syracuse its first loss of the season. Casey Di Nardo put the Tar Heels up 1-0 in the first half but the Orange responded after halftime to tie the game.

In overtime UNC goalkeeper Shannon Johnson deflected a penalty swipe from Syracuse's Roos Weers to keep UNC alive. The Tar Heels took possession and in a scrum in front of the Orange goal, Major pulled the ball away from Syracuse goalkeeper Jess Jacko and put it into the back of the goal for the win.

The Tar Heels knocked off Louisville 2-1 and Boston College 3-2 en route to the title game.

Next up: NCAA Tournament TBA

Women's Soccer

It would appear FSU has UNC's number or more specifically Seminole Cheyna Williams. FSU got a pair of goals from Williams to take a 2-1 win over the Tar Heels in the ACC Semifinals. FSU would go on to win the title. Alex Newfield scored her 10th goal of the season to even the contest at 1-1 early in the second half. Williams provided the game winner in the 66th minute to send the Seminoles into the title game.

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Men's Soccer

The men's soccer team did not have the same luck versus Syracuse as the field hockey team did falling to Syracuse on penalty kicks in the ACC Quarterfinals. UNC surrendered an own goal in the 28th minute to give the Orange a 1-0 lead. Tucker Humer provided the equalizer in the 60th minute  to knot the game at 1-1. The two teams went scoreless through the remainder of regulation and two overtime periods.

In the shootout UNC took an early advantage but a pair of Tar Heels misses at 2-2 allowed the Orange to take a 3-2 lead. Tucker Hume tied it at 3-3 but the Orange's Liam Callahan put Syracuse back in front. Warren Marshall's bid to keep the Tar Heels alive missed sending the Orange into the Semifinals.

Next up: NCAA Tournament TBA


The Tar Heels continue to roll through ACC play with a pair of wins on the road this week. UNC knocked off Syracuse 3-1 on Friday then rallied from down 0-2 in Chestnut Hill on Sunday for a 3-2 win over the Eagles. The two wins extends the Tar Heel win streak to seven games.

UNC improves to 15-9 overall and 12-2 in the ACC. The Tar Heels are tied for 2nd with FSU, one game behind Louisville.

Next up: 11/13 vs Pitt, 11/14 vs Virginia Tech