Blog: UNC Sports

May. 17, 2014 @ 05:04 PM

Tar Heel women advance to NCAA tennis Final Four

North Carolina’s Hayley Carter gave herself quite a birthday present Saturday. In the quarterfinals of the NCAA women’s tennis championships, the now 19-year-old freshman closed out a three-set win at No. 2 singles to give No. 7 North Carolina a 4-2 quarterfinal victory over second-ranked Alabama at Georgia’s Dan Magill Tennis Complex.


May. 17, 2014 @ 04:50 PM

Miami clinches ACC regular-season title, downs UNC 2-0

No. 4 Miami got six scoreless innings from starter Bryan Radziewski and clinched the Atlantic Coast Conference regular season title with a 2-0 win over North Carolina Saturday afternoon at Alex Rodriguez Park.


May. 17, 2014 @ 08:51 PM

TITLE REIGN ENDS

VIRGINIA OVERCOMES 8-4 2ND HALF DEFICIT IN NCAA QUARTERFINALS

Virginia went on a 6-0 run in the second half and came from behind to beat North Carolina, 10-9, in the NCAA women’s lacrosse tournament quarterfinals on Saturday afternoon at Fetzer Field.  The Cavaliers held the defending national champion Tar Heels scoreless for over 22 minutes, turning an 8-4, second-half UNC lead into a 10-8 UVa advantage, then holding on for the victory.

The loss ends third-seeded Carolina’s season at 15-5.  The Tar Heels were seeking their fifth NCAA semifinal appearance in the last six years.  Instead, sixth-seeded Virginia advances to the semis and will face second-seeded Syracuse, which beat Boston College on Saturday afternoon.

Virginia got two goals and three assists from Casey Bocklet, two goals and two assists from Liza Blue and two goals and one assist from Mary Alati.  Kelly Boyd and Maddy Keeshan both also scored twice for UVa.

Carolina got three goals each from senior Abbey Friend and freshman Carly Reed, as well as a goal and two assists from freshman Maggie Bill.  Senior Taylor George and redshirt freshman Carly Davis also scored for UNC.


May. 17, 2014 @ 01:08 PM

UNC splits doubleheader at Miami

Tyler Palmer drove in two runs with his fifth hit of the day and No. 4 Miami rallied for a 6-5 win over North Carolina in 16 innings Friday at Alex Rodriguez Park. The Tar Heels won the nightcap 11-2.


May. 16, 2014 @ 10:59 PM

Tar Heels reach men's tennis Elite Eight for 1st time in 22 years

Sophomore Brett Clark clinched the University of North Carolina's first trip to the NCAA Men's Tennis Tournament quarterfinals in 22 years Friday evening as the #7 seed Tar Heels defeated the #10 seed and host Georgia Bulldogs 4-2 at historic Henry Feild Stadium.


May. 15, 2014 @ 06:57 PM

UNC blanks Texas A&M in women's tennis Sweet 16

Seventh-seeded North Carolina downed 10th-seeded Texas A&M 4-0 in the Round of 16 at the NCAA Women’s Tennis Championship on Thursday at the Ken Byers Tennis Complex.


May. 14, 2014 @ 08:51 PM

APR: Duke No. 1 in ACC football, basketball; UNC last

Duke led all ACC football and men’s basketball teams while North Carolina was last in the conference in the two major sports in the latest four-year Academic Progress Rate scores, which were released by the NCAA on Wednesday.


May. 13, 2014 @ 09:51 PM

Tar Heels take down Gardner-Webb on the road

Taylore Cherry tossed six shutout innings and Skye Bolt hit his second home run of the year as North Carolina defeated Gardner-Webb 7-2 Tuesday night at Shelby High School’s Veterans Field at Keeter Stadium.


May. 10, 2014 @ 10:37 PM

UNC women advance to NCAA tennis Sweet 16

Seventh seed North Carolina cruised to a 4-0 victory over No. 64 Georgia State on Saturday in the second round of the NCAA Women's Tennis Championship at Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center.


May. 10, 2014 @ 10:26 PM

UNC men's lacrosse season ends in NCAA opener at Denver

Denver got two goals each from Zach Miller and Erik Adamson and a goal and three assists from Jack Bobzien and defeated North Carolina 9-5 in the NCAA Tournament first round on Saturday night at Peter Barton Stadium.


May. 10, 2014 @ 08:43 PM

NCAA golf: Duke, N.C. State advance; UNC women eliminated

For the 26th time in school history and the 19th out of the last 20 years, the Duke women’s golf team will participate in the NCAA Championship. The top-seeded and third-ranked Blue Devils tied for third with N.C. State Satruday at the NCAA East Regional at the 6,257-yard, par 72 SouthWood Golf Club.


May. 11, 2014 @ 12:35 PM

NFL Draft: Cockrell, 3 from UNC picked; Four sign FA deals

Cockrell’s selection was the first of a busy day at the NFL Draft for Duke and North Carolina. After Cockrell went to Buffalo with the 109th pick, Cincinnati selected UNC offensive lineman Russell Bodine with the 111th pick. Tar Heels strong safety Tre Boston went to the Carolina Panthers later in the fourth round at the 128th overall slot. In the seventh round, Minnesota selected UNC cornerback Jabari Price with the 225th overall pick.


May. 10, 2014 @ 06:34 PM

UNC men sweep past S.C. State in NCAA tennis opener

The seventh-ranked North Carolina men's tennis team cruised past South Carolina State 4-0 on Saturday at Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center to advance to the second round of the NCAA Men's Tennis Championships.


May. 10, 2014 @ 08:10 PM

No. 4 Seminoles win again, leaving UNC on postseason ropes

With a chance for selection to postseason play hanging in the balance, a struggling UNC team likely needs big wins against No. 4 Florida State this weekend and at Miami later this week to get into the College World Series chase. But the Tar Heels face a possible sweep today by the Seminoles, who dominated the first two games in a three-game series by a combined 17-2 score, including a convincing 10-2 win Saturday.


May. 09, 2014 @ 11:39 PM

Mistakes doom UNC in series-opening loss to Seminoles

Facing No. 4 Florida State and ace Luke Weaver and needing some wins to improve its NCAA Tournament chances, North Carolina couldn’t afford any mental mistakes. Instead, the Tar Heels allowed two runs to score on a wild pitch in the second inning, sending the Seminoles on their way to a 7-0 win in the series opener at Boshamer Stadium.