DTH Sports at a Glance

DTH Sports at a Glance: A puncher's chance

I've never been punched in the face.

While I've always dreamed of delivering a devastating sucker punch a la LeGarrette Blount in 2009, I've never been able to land good ol' right hook to the jaw. And fortunately, I've never endured one, either.

But Andy Lopez isn't so lucky. On Sunday, the North Carolina men's soccer player slid a little too close to the Boston College goalie — who proceeded to cold-cock the UNC midfielder into the turf. Fifteen seconds later, the stunned Tar Heels allowed a goal on the other end, a tally that ultimately knocked North Carolina out of the ACC Tournament.

While the sequence of events was both inexcusable and wildly controversial, I can't help but envy the Eagles' keeper.

Sure, decking an opponent might be considered beyond the bounds of sportsmanship, but there's a little Rocky in all of us. Spread your wings and fly.

Tar Heels stomp Georgia Tech on homecoming weekend

  • The North Carolina defense swarmed the Yellow Jackets on Saturday, allowing just three points in the second half in a dominant display.
  • Elijah Hood gave the Tar Heels an early cushion with an awe-inspiring performance in the first quarter.

ACC Tournament turmoil

  • The women's soccer team fell in penalty kicks to Florida State in the ACC Championship game despite the resilient play of Annie Kingman.
  • The field hockey team stood by its decision to pull the goalie early in its 4-2 loss to Virginia in the ACC title game.
  • One punch from the Boston College goalkeeper stunned the UNC men's soccer team in its 1-0 loss in the ACC Tournament quarterfinals.

Men's basketball rolls in exhibition

  • After playing in limited roles last season, sophomores Luke Maye and Kenny Williams stole the show in Friday's exhibition win over UNC-Pembroke.
  • The first-years and veterans saw their first action this season and found their way against an inferior foe.

Tennis teams triumph in NY, NC

  • The women's tennis team displayed the effects of team cohesion in the Kitty Harrison Invitational in Chapel Hill this weekend.
  • Meanwhile, in New York, Hayley Carter and Sara Daavettila found success in the ITA National Indoor Collegiate Championships.
  • Men's tennis player Ronnie Schneider told us about his performance in New York over the weekend.

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