It was a busy week for the Tar Heels with many of their ranked teams in action. Let's take a look back at the week that was:
The Women's soccer team continued their Florida swing with a road trip to Miami. The 9th ranked Tar Heels defeated the Hurricanes 4-1 behind four goals from four different players. North Carolina ended an usual 2 game losing streak as Courtney Jones, Amber Brooks, Megan Brigman and Kealia Ohai all scored goals. The Heels out shot Miami 16-8 in the game. North Carolina moved to 8-2 and 3-1 in the ACC with the win.
In Field Hockey, the 2nd ranked Heels shut out Radford 7-0 as seven different players scored on the afternoon. It was the Tar Heels 8th shut out of the season and moves them to 11-1 on the season. Carolina out shot Radford by a whopping 18-4 advantage. North Carolina played without Katelyn Falgowski who is playing on the U.S. National team as they prepare for the Pan American games.
The North Carolina Men's Golf team finished 9th in the Rod Myers Invitational from Durham. The Heels finished with 909 for the tournament and were lead by Patrick Barrett who tied for 14th place. Duke won the team competition shooting a 3 under par 861.
The North Carolina Women's Volleyball team edged rival N.C. State 3-2 (25-12, 25-11, 23-25, 20-25, 15-9) on Tuesday to move to 13-3 on the season and 5-0 in the conference. The Heels were lead by Emily McGee who came up with a double-double as she posted 19 kills and 22 digs. North Carolina jumped out winning the first two sets but the Wolfpack fought back to even the match at 2 sets apiece. The 5th set belonged to Carolina who jumped out to a 3-0 lead and never looked back.
The 3rd ranked Men's Soccer team was in action against UNC-Asheville from Chapel Hill. It took overtime but North Carolina prevailed 2-1 as Rob Lovejoy scored four minutes into overtime. The Heels out shot the Bulldogs 35-5 in the match. The Tar Heels move to 9-1-1 on the season. It was Lovejoy's 5th goal of the season which lead to UNC's 7th straight win.
In the first competion of the season, North Carolina's Mens and Womens swimming and diving teams defeated East Carolina in Greenville on Thursday. UNC's Men took top spots in 14 of the 16 events and 13 of 16 on the Women's side. Stephanie Peacock has qualified for the Olympic trials in women's competition.
The Women's Soccer team returned home and shook off a slow start to defeat Clemson 2-0. Courtney Jones and Kealia Ohai scored goals and the Heels move to 9-2 on the season and 4-1 in the ACC. North Carolina out shot the Tigers 13-7 in the match. In the next three matches, Carolina will face three top ranked teams starting with Duke next Thursday.
The Women's Volleyball team fell to Florida State 3-1 (25-20, 20-25, 19-25, 18-25) on Friday. It was their first conference loss of the season. After winning the first set, they dropped the next 3. Emily McGee posted her fourth consecutive double-double in the loss to the 24th ranked Seminoles. Visnja Djurdjevic lead FSU with 13 kills on the day. Carolina drops to 5-1 in the conference and will face Miami in Carmichael Auditorium on Sunday.
UNC's Men Soccer team continued to roll posting a 2-0 win over Clemson. It was their 8th straight victory. Junior, Ben Speas scored his first goal of the season while Billy Schuler punched in his 9th of the season to lead the Tar Heels. North Carolina moved to 10-1-1 overall and 3-1-1 in the conference. The third ranked Heels out shot the Tigers 14-3 in the match. They will face College of Charleston at Fetzer Field on October 14.
The 5th ranked Women's Golf team started action in the Tar Heel Invitational while the Men's and Women's Tennis teams continue action in the Riviera/ITA All American Championships, Elon Invitational and All-American Main Draw. The action continues in those events.
(photo of Billy Schuler courtesy of the University of North Carolina)