Sunday, November 14, 2010

UNC women’s soccer wins; men’s team loses

The North Carolina women’s soccer team advanced in the NCAA tournament today in Chapel Hill while the men’s team fell in the finals of the ACC championships in Cary.

Freshman Crystal Dunn scored two goals as the Tar Heels beat James Madison, who was in the game until the 65th minute, by a 3-1 score.

Dunn isn’t only known for her ability to score as she is the first freshman in ACC history to be named the conference’s Defensive Player of the Year.

Carolina, now 19-2-2, hosts Notre Dame on Saturday at 5 p.m. at Fetzer Field.

The Carolina men weren’t as fortunate as a controversial handball call on UNC’s Enzo Martinez led to a penalty kick goal for Maryland, which won the title 1-0 at WakeMed Soccer Stadium.

The team and fans were already mad at the officials because the Heels, who were the top seed coming into the tournament, had to play the final 55 minutes down a man as UNC’s Michael Farfan, an All-ACC midfielder, was ejected for a sliding tackle.

The loss was the first in 13 games for Carolina, now 16-3-1.

Carolina is expected to receive a bye in the 48-team NCAA tournament field, which will be announced on ESPNU at 4:30 p.m. Monday.

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