Carolina’s women’s sports programs continue to dominate nationally, and the women’s tennis team kept that going Monday. The Tar Heels won their fourth consecutive ITA national championship Monday to follow up the field hockey national title last fall and the women’s lacrosse championship last spring.
Category: Other sports
UNC, boasting lots of new talent after losing Gray, rolls in men’s lacrosse opener
CHAPEL HILL — It’s a season of change for Carolina men’s lacrosse that the Tar Heels hope will produce more success after missing the NCAA tournament last year. Gone is attackman Chris Gray, the all-time NCAA points leader, but there’s still plenty of optimism. Six transfers with 219 combined career games — all playing their fifth college seasons — have injected plenty of experienced talent to mix with 15 freshmen.
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.
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 … 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 … 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.
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.
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 … More
Early second-half surge sends No. 2 UNC into NCAA women’s soccer quarterfinals
CHAPEL HILL — No. 15 Brigham Young held off No. 2 North Carolina’s offensive firepower for one half, but the Cougars withered against the Tar Heels’ constant pressure early in the second half. Junior midfielder Avery Patterson assisted freshman forward Maddie Dahlien on two decisive second-half goals during that dominant stretch. The Tar Heels fired the first 10 second-half shots in the 13 minutes after halftime, then held on for a 3–2 victory Saturday in the third round of the NCAA women’s soccer tournament.
Matson leads UNC to field hockey national championship game
By R.L. Bynum Erin Matson ensured that her storied Carolina career will end in the national championship game. Matson, one … More