While returning players find their rhythm, several impressive newcomers hope to refresh the Tar Heels and provide a new sense of optimism after a disappointing 2018 season.
The UNC softball team started its four-game road trip on the right track by topping the Campbell, 7-2 in Buies Creek, N.C. The win improved UNC’s impressive road record to 7-2, and 27-14 overall. The Tar Heels took advantage of the Camels (19-26), who are 1-6 in their last seven games.
After a forgettable 2018 football season for North Carolina, new head coach Mack Brown has brought newfound energy to a program in desperate need of a fresh start.
Jamie Ortega led the North Carolina women's lacrosse team with six goals as the Tar Heels toppled the Cardinals, 17-6, on their home turf on Saturday. The win improved UNC’s record to 10-3 overall and 3-2 in conference play, while Louisville dropped to 4-10 overall and 0-5 in conference.
The No. 2 North Carolina women's tennis team improved to 22-1 and 10-0 in conference play after sweeping the Pittsburgh Panthers, 7-0, on their home court.
The No. 11 North Carolina men's tennis team battled conference foe from down the road, No. 3 Wake Forest, but fell short of an upset, losing 5-2. In a matchup with significant ACC implications, the Tar Heels slipped to 4-2 in conference play while the Demon Deacons improved to a perfect 8-0.
The North Carolina rowing team successfully braved troubled waters during its two-day stint on the Cooper River. Tar Heel rowers notched several top finishes during the weekend’s Murphy Cup and Cooper River Sprints in Cherry Hill, N.J. UNC prevailed against the field and several bouts of poor conditions while racing down the Cooper River.
The Tar Heels achieved two much needed wins this weekend after a three-game losing streak.
The North Carolina softball team looked to defend its home turf at Anderson Stadium against a talented George Washington squad (10-2). Despite a busy day from first-year pitcher Hannah George, the Tar Heels lost 7-0 in seven innings against the Colonials, and have dropped to 6-8 on the season and lost five of their last six games.
First-year Emily Grund narrowly missed being named the ACC’s most valuable diver after collecting two top-five scores and finishing second in total points. As a whole, UNC set 10 personal bests despite returning from Greensboro with 700.5 points and a seventh-place finish in the event.