In their first home night game since 2015, the Tar Heels with face off against Virginia Tech after a 16-day hiatus.
Here is the good and the bad for three important phases of play the Tar Heels will be looking at after an inconsistent first third of the season:
Despite inconsistent play, the No.3 North Carolina men's soccer team scraped out a 1-0 win over an attacking No. 12 UNCW team on Tuesday night.
“Coming out of halftime we talked about finishing,” running back Michael Carter said of Saturday's game against Pittsburgh. “It’s a lot of people out there, a lot of players, they wanna (say), ‘I’m a dog.’ But dogs bite. Not everybody is a dog … I told them, everybody wanna be a dog but not everybody wanna bite. So we gotta finish, we gotta bite.” The Tar Heels finished the game 38-35 in their first win of the season.
Following an 0-2 start and the pain of Hurricane Florence, the Tar Heels have a tough test hosting Pitt this week in what might be their last chance to salvage the 2018-2019 season.
The North Carolina women's soccer team is going hard in practice to prove themselves for their upcoming West Coast voyage.
“The consistent issue that we saw in all of the games until today's was, this is a very good team that creates chances but until today couldn’t finish them,” head coach Anson Dorrance said. “Well we checked that box today and lets hope this is something that continues for the rest of our season.”
It only took 70 seconds for Texas to knock North Carolina back on its heels on Wednesday night.
“It’s amazing to me ... I guess she just doesn’t want to follow anybody,” John Alcorta said of his daughter, a decorated senior runner at UNC. “She's always at the front.”