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Forward Bridgette Andrzejewski fights for the ball against Colorado in an NCAA Tournament second round match on Friday in WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary. 

Season ends in NCAA Sweet 16 for UNC women's soccer

  The crowd collectively held its breath as the ball rolled past the goalie and tumbled into the back of the net. As it inched beyond the line and into the corner of the goal, the ball and the North Carolina women’s soccer team’s season came to its final rest. It was all over. The Tar Heels had been knocked of the NCAA Tournament with a 2-1 overtime loss to Princeton on Sunday in the Sweet 16. It was just the 13th NCAA loss in program history.


Guard Joel Berry II (2) raises his fist to start an offensive possession against Bucknell on Nov. 15 in the Smith Center.

Teammates chip in as Berry returns against Bucknell

On his first shot, everything seemed back to normal for Joel Berry II. One minute and 39 seconds into the No. 9 North Carolina men’s basketball team’s 93-81 win over Bucknell, Berry caught a swing pass from Theo Pinson and fired off his first shot since being named the Final Four Most Outstanding Player in Glendale, Ariz., in early April. Nothing but net. But Berry’s first made field goal since April would also be his last of the night. The senior guard shot just 1-11 from the field, tallying only eight points as he made his first appearance of the season after missing the Tar Heels’ (2-0) season opener against Northern Iowa due to a broken right hand.