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Friday February 26th

Jeremy Borden


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Tar Heels earn 6th shutout in 2004

North Carolina men's soccer forward Marcus Storey's artful, bending shot over the outstretched hands of the William & Mary goalkeeper put the Tar Heels ahead for good Wednesday. It also put Storey in the record books. The Tar Heels would go on to take the game 2-0 against the Tribe, and Storey now is tied for eighth on UNC's all-time scoring list with 29 goals. He shares the distinction with Donald Cogsville, who played from 1984-88.

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UNC finally lives up to preseason hype

They've been saying it all year. Players on the North Carolina men's soccer team have insisted all season that they have more talent than their 7-6-2 record shows. Many of them maintained that UNC's early-season losses and lackluster play would eventually translate into inspired wins and better performances. They proved themselves right with a 2-0 win Sunday against N.C. State .

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Tar Heels attempt to rebound against UVa.

If preseason polls were any indication, the North Carolina men's soccer game Sunday against Virginia would have been the best matchup the ACC has to offer. UNC's game against the No. 12 Cavaliers features the ACC's preseason favorites - preseason No. 1 UNC and preseason No. 2 UVa. Instead, the contest highlights two teams moving in very different directions. The Tar Heels (1-3-2) started out the season ranked No. 7 nationally. They have since slid out of the rankings after four consecutive winless matches, including a 3-2 loss to Old Dominion on Tuesday.

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Frosh Look to Bolster UNC Sprinters

The North Carolina men's track and field team is younger than previous seasons, but that doesn't necessarily mean it lacks experience. Of UNC coach Dennis Craddock's 43 team members, 13 are true freshmen, several of whom have national and international experience. The learning curve might be less steep for this highly touted group than for most freshmen. Saturday's North Carolina College Big 12 meet in Chapel Hill was Craddock's first chance to gauge the kind of boost his young talent might provide.

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UNC Volleyball Takes Charge

A man in the front row of the North Carolina volleyball team's game Sunday against Maryland held a white sign with purple letters that read, "Seniors Rule," in honor of the four seniors on the team. It's hard to argue with the sign: Laura Greene, Eve Rackham, Holly Strauss and Malaika Underwood will leave behind a program that they've lifted to a level national prominence. Three ACC championships and 341 victories are just some of the goals this group of seniors has accomplished.

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Must-Win Situation for Tar Heels in Tourney

With a record of 9-10, North Carolina's field hockey team has a difficult task ahead of them. UNC's quest begins against Maryland in the ACC tournament on Friday in Durham. Two wins in the tournament would make the Tar Heels' record exceed the .500 mark needed to qualify for the NCAAs. If they don't win, the women will be packing their bags, marking the first time since 1982 that UNC would not be a part of the NCAA tournament. "Basically we're in the NCAA tournament right now. If we lose we know our season's over," said UNC coach Karen Shelton.

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Greene's Defense Aids Tar Heels

The North Carolina volleyball team trailed Wake Forest 17-13 in the first game of Friday's match, with the Demon Deacons starting to build momentum. Outside hitter Laura Greene came up with an athletic dig to prolong the rally, and set up the Tar Heels for the kill. UNC would reverse that momentum and go on a run to win the game. With efforts like Greene's, the 11th-ranked UNC volleyball team has reached a new pinnacle of success -- and it's done so with stellar defense.

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Rackham on Pace to Make 1,000 Digs

They are the focal point of any volleyball team's offense. Yet setters, who have one of the toughest positions in the sport, often go unnoticed. Ultimately, a setter's level of play determines a team's success. Because setters do the grunt work, facilitating scoring rather than consistently putting points on the board, their work can be easily overlooked. But North Carolina setter Eve Rackham deserves some attention. After racking up six digs against N.C. State on Friday, the senior is four away from 1,000 in her career.

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