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Tar Heels Happenings 10/6-10/11: Mauricio Pineda scores hat trick in win against Asheville

NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

Thursday, October 6

Women’s Soccer: W 3-1 vs. Miami

Miami got off to a good start with a goal 11 minutes into the game, however, the Tar Heels came back for the win. At the 40th minute, B. Andrzejewski scored the team’s first goal with an assist from Megan Buckingham. Andrzejewski scored again 20 minutes later with a header off a Cameron Castleberry assist. Dorian Bailey scored her first goal of the season in the 77th minute with assists from Kasey Parker and Megan.

Friday, October 7

Men’s Soccer: L 1-2 vs. Virginia

No. 4 North Carolina was toppled by No. 16 Virginia in a huge upset on Friday. Walker Hume got the Tar Heels going with a goal in the 36th minute of the game. The goal came off a header into the left side of the goal with an assist from David October. Unfortunately, UNC could not catch a break after that, accumulating seven shots on goal and Virginia goalkeeper Jeff Caldwell saving all of them. James Pyle just could not keep up, and he allowed two goals in the second half to sink the Heels.

Volleyball: vs. W 3-0 Florida State

The No. 9 Tar Heels swept the No. 16 Seminoles to remain ahead in the standings. Taylor Leath led the way with 13 kills and 12 digs, while Julia Scoles had nine kills and 11 digs. Abigail Curry contributed 20 assists, Mariah Evans had 17 assists, and Sheila Doyle provided 17 digs.

Field Hockey: W 3-2 vs. Virginia

The No. 3 Tar Heels defeated the No. 10 Virginia in overtime. North Carolina was down early after allowing a goal 13 minutes into the game. Lauren Moyer finally tied it at 35 minutes with an assist from Eva van’t Hoog. Moyer scored again at 61 minutes to take the lead, but Virginia tied it again just four minutes later. The game went into overtime until Emma Bozek scored the winning goal at 73 minutes. Goalkeeper Alex Halpin had a tough day, saving eight shots, but allowing two goals.

Saturday, October 8

Women’s Lacrosse: L 7-20 vs. U.S. National Team

Despite this team’s success last year, facing Team USA was no picnic, as evidenced by the beatdown they took on Saturday. Carly Reed scored four goals, while Charlotte Allard, Olivia Ferrucci, and Sammy Jo Tracy each had one. It was so bad in the end that the National Team scored eight unanswered goals to finish out the game.

Sunday, October 9

Women’s Lacrosse: vs. W 13-8 Australian National Team

After their defeat at the hands of the US National Team, North Carolina continued their participation in the Team USA Fall Classic. They faced Australian National Team in a game that went back and forth until the Tar Heels came out on top. Molly Hendrick had three goals and an assist, Carly Reed had two goals and two assists, and Ela Hazar scored twice and provided two assists. Charlotte Allard also contributed two goals, and Gianna Bowe and Kara Klages each had one goal and two assists.

Volleyball: W 3-0 vs. Miami

UNC had no trouble beating the Hurricanes on Sunday, outscoring their opponent 75 to 48 and out-blocking them 14.5 to 1.0. Julia Scoles finished with 12 kills, three aces, and six digs. Abigail Curry contributed 12 assists and eight digs, and Mariah Evans had 12 assists with five digs.

Women’s Soccer: W 2-1 vs. Wake Forest

North Carolina came out on top against Wake Forest after falling behind early in the game. Wake Forest scored in the 29th minute, but UNC fought back with a goal by Ru Mucherera, assisted by S.A. Firstenberg and Kasey Parker in the 35th minute. It wasn’t until the 68th minute that the Tar Heels took the lead for good on a Dorian Bailey goal off a free kick. Overall, the team had five shots on goal and goalkeeper Lindsey Harris made three saves.

Tuesday, October 11

Men’s Soccer: W 7-0 vs. UNC Asheville

UNC’s match against Asheville was a one-sided affair from the beginning of the game. Just one minute into the game, Zach Wright scored with assists from Tucker Hume and Cam Lindley. Alan Winn scored in the 14th minute off a corner kick with assists from Hume and Nico Melo. Mauricio Pineda then scored two goals in the 22nd minute and the 31st minute. Jeremy Kelly scored at 72 minutes with assists from David October and Andy Lopez. In the final minutes of the game, Pineda scored a third goal at 81 minutes and Nils Bruening scored at 87 minutes with an assist from David Mejia.