One legend replaces another: Matson succeeds Shelton as UNC field hockey coach

How will the Carolina field hockey program maintain its high standard without transcendent star Erin Matson on the field next season? By making her the head coach, as one legend replaces another.More

Tar Heels No. 11 in Collegiate Baseball preseason poll

By R.L. Bynum Carolina, coming off the program’s 23rd 40-win season, is No. 11 in Collegiate Baseball’s preseason poll. With 470 poll points, the Tar Heels finished only two points out of the top 10, just behind Wake Forest. The Tar Heels won the ACC title, advanced to a Super Regional and finished 42–22 last…More

UCLA rallies from late 2-goal deficit to deny UNC title

By R.L. Bynum CARY — Sixteen seconds away from ending a 10-year national championship drought, it was heartbreak for North Carolina’s women’s soccer team, which led by two goals through 79 minutes but couldn’t hold on. No. 1-ranked UCLA scored in the 107th minute on a goal by Maricarmen Reyes as the Bruins rallied for a…More

UNC holds off FSU, win away from 22nd NCAA women’s soccer title

CARY — Of all the scenarios Anson Dorrance might have anticipated, he probably never thought he would have to sweat out a three-goal lead against Florida State. That’s exactly what the North Carolina coach experienced over the final 15 minutes before his No. 2-seed and No. 2-ranked Tar Heels held on for a 3–2 victory Friday night over the No. 1-seed and No. 5-ranked Seminoles in NCAA women’s soccer semifinals.More

UNC proves tournament committee wrong, rolls by Irish for 31st Women’s College Cup

North Carolina was surprised when the NCAA women’s soccer selection committee gave the No. 4-ranked Notre Dame a No. 1 seed and the No. 2-ranked Tar Heels a No. 2 seed. That meant that their quarterfinals meeting was in South Bend, Ind. But UNC proved that the seeding was flawed Saturday night by ousting the Irish 2–0 in the NCAA tournament quarterfinals to earn a record 31st trip to the College Cup and end their 12-game unbeaten streak.More

Matson’s late goal gives UNC its record 10th field hockey NCAA title

By R.L. Bynum Fittingly, one of the greatest athletes in ACC history goes out as a national champion and gets sweet revenge in the process. Fifth-year forward Erin Matson, named in 2021 by ACC Network as one of the top 10 female athletes in league history, won her fourth national championship Sunday to put a…More