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Monday September 27th

Womens Soccer


Heather O'Reilly during the 2006 College Cup.
Photo courtesy of UNC Athletics

UNC women's soccer legend Heather O'Reilly has a new role on Anson Dorrance's bench

From 2003-2006, Heather O'Reilly was a superstar for North Carolina women's soccer. Her career didn't slow down after graduating, becoming one of the greatest players in U.S. women's soccer history and winning three Olympic gold medals.  Since August, O'Reilly has been volunteering as an assistant coach for UNC women's soccer. She joins head coach Anson Dorrance's staff with a Hall of Fame resume and the boundless energy she displayed throughout her career. 

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Sophomore midfielder Brianna Pinto (8) attempts a shot in the game against Duke in Koskinen Stadium on Thursday, Oct.10, 2019. 

In defensive stalemate, UNC women's soccer ties Duke

It had been 369 minutes and 22 seconds since the last time the North Carolina women's soccer team let a ball cross its own goal line. Four games had been played — all shutouts and all wins.  And after UNC's 0-0 tie against Duke Thursday night in Durham, it has been 479 minutes and 22 seconds since a ball has crossed the Tar Heel goal line. 

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