Jackets stun Heels, shove some big dreams aside

By R.L. Bynum CHAPEL HILL — Riding high with the Coastal Division title and hopes of a special season, some of Carolina’s big dreams died with a decidedly unspecial effort. Georgia Tech rallied from a 17-point deficit with 21 consecutive points Saturday night to take a stunning 21–17 victory in Kenan Stadium over the No.…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.More

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 of the greatest players in college field hockey history and among the greatest athletes in any sport in ACC history, scored goals in the second and third quarters and assisted on another to lead No.…More

Academic concerns delay Anthony Harris’ season at Rhode Island

Anthony Harris, who didn’t play for Carolina after the Jan. 8 game against Virginia, won’t begin his season at Rhode Island until the end of December in the latest of several setbacks for the guard. Harris didn’t enroll in the fall semester at Rhode Island because of academic concerns and was expected to take junior college courses to meet his outstanding requirements. Final exams conclude at Rhode Island on Dec. 22, meaning he could make his Rams debut in their Atlantic 10 Conference opener on Dec. 31 at Duquesne.More

Dorrance’s change with eye on national title, Sentnor fuel UNC win

HAPEL HILL — Many Carolina players wore gloves on a night in the mid-30s, but the gloves were off when it came to throwing down the Tar Heels’ new, more aggressive approach. Redshirt freshman forward Ally Sentnor, scoring twice for the second consecutive NCAA tournament game, was the main catalyst as No. 2-ranked UNC coasted to a 3–1 victory Thursday over No. 7-seed and unranked Georgia in the second round at Dorrance Field.More