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UNC Athletics Roundup

A look back at the week that was in non-revenue sports.

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Women's Soccer

The Tar Heels opened the weekend with a trip to Lincoln, NE to take on Nebraska. If you are wondering why UNC is playing a road game in Lincoln, NE the answer lies with the fact senior defender Paige Nielsen is from there. The Tar Heels got goals a goal from Dorian Bailey in the 7th minute and Emily Bruder in the 37th minute to take a 2-0 lead in the first half. Jesse Scarpa added her third goal of the season to cap off the scoring in a 3-0 win over the Cornhuskers.

On Sunday, UNC returned to the friendly confines of Fetzer Field to face UCLA. Scarpa's two second half goals along with Summer Green's first half tally moved UNC to 7-0-1 overall with a 3-1 win over the Bruins. Scarpa and Green join Alex Newfield for the team lead in goals scored with five each.

Next up:  9/19 at Virginia Tech

Men's Soccer

Just one game this week for the men's soccer team. The Tar Heels opened up the ACC season with a trip to Blacksburg to face Virginia Tech. Raby George and Tucker Hume scored within four minutes of each other late in the second half to put UNC up 2-0. That total would stand to move UNC to 5-0-1 overall and 1-0 in ACC play.

Next up:  9/18 vs Notre Dame

Volleyball

It has been a rough start to the season for the UNC volleyball team with five straight games away from Chapel Hill and a 1-4 mark. Things began to look up on Thursday when the Tar Heels swept #3 Stanford 3-0 in the team's home opener.

Whatever hope the Stanford win generated was quickly snuffed out the very next day when UNCW came to town and took a 3-2 win to send the Tar Heels to 2-5 overall.

Next up: 9/18 vs Michigan St., 9/19 vs Michigan in Chapel Hill(ACC/B1G Challenge)

Field Hockey

UNC opened ACC play on Saturday with a 4-2 loss at Syracuse. The loss to the Orange was UNC's third straight going back to last season. The Tar Heels lost to Syracuse in the ACC Championship last November then two weeks later lost again to the Orange in a penalty shootout at the Final Four.

The Tar Heels bounced back a day later with a 4-2 win over Albany.

Next up: 9/18 vs Louisville, 9/20 vs Miami(OH)

Other sports

Men's golf finished 9th in the Capital Classic.