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Men's soccer team hopes for repeat trip to NCAA Championship

Michael Farfan
Michael Farfan

North Carolina begins its quest to repeat its surprising run to the NCAA Tournament final last season at Fetzer Field on Sunday.

The Tar Heels are one of 16 nationally ranked seeds, and therefore, they get to play their first game in their home stadium.

UNC has struggled to establish a consistent attack all season. This is mainly due to their string of injuries, which has robbed the team of many of their projected starters, such as Eddie Ababio and Stephen McCarthy.

The contributions of backups have largely kept the Tar Heels afloat in the national rankings, and their continued efforts are crucial if North Carolina is going to make a long run in the NCAA Tournament.

Last year’s tournament results:  Lost to Maryland in the NCAA Championship, 1-0.

Record: 13-2-3

Game time, location, and opponent: 2 p.m. Sunday at Fetzer Field against Brown.

Key player: Michael Farfan has been the focal point of the attack all season long. The newly christened third-team All-American needs to play well if the Tar Heels are going to advance deep into the tournament.

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