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Jordan McCrary and the Tar Heels face Duke Tuesday.
Jordan McCrary and the Tar Heels face Duke Tuesday.
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UNC Opens ACC Tournament Action Tuesday
Release: 11/05/2012

After claiming a share of the ACC regular season title for the fourth straight year, the UNC men's soccer team will open ACC Tournament play Tuesday vs. Duke.

The Tar Heels enter the ACC quarterfinal on a three-game winning streak and have outscored their opponents 9-0 during the stretch.

Carolina has rebounded nicely after a 1-0 overtime setback at No. 1 Maryland to claim a share of the ACC regular season title for the fourth consecutive year, joining Maryland, Clemson and Virginia as the only schools to record four straight titles. The Tar Heels are the first team since Virginia (1986-89) to claim at least a share of four consecutive ACC regular season crowns.

The Tar Heels are 5-1-0 in the last two ACC Tournaments having reached the final in 2010 and claiming the title a year ago in Cary, N.C.

Rival Duke heads to Chapel Hill for the quarterfinal contest Tuesday at 7 p.m. as Carolina will look to make replicate its ACC Quarterfinal contests the last two years, both 4-0 wins.

The Tar Heels hold the No. 2 overall seed in the tournament and face the No. 7 Blue Devils who Carolina defeated 2-1 in overtime on Sept. 28 in Durham, thanks to a golazo from Jordan Gafa.

Carolina and Duke have renewed its rivalry five times in the ACC Tournament, with the last meeting coming in 2007 when the Tar Heels claimed a 1-0 win in the quarterfinal round. UNC is 2-2-1 all-time against Duke in the ACC Tournament.

Tuesday's match will be shown live on ESPN3.


UNC North Carolina Men's Soccer


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