CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The University of North Carolina women's soccer team returns to the pitch Thursday afternoon when it plays host to the Syracuse University Orange at 2 p.m. at Fetzer Field.
It is a rare weekday game day for the Tar Heels. It comes during UNC's Fall Break and is being played earlier in the day to avoid a conflict with the UNC-Miami football game which kicks off at 7:45 p.m. at Kenan Stadium.
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TICKETS: Tickets are $5 general admission and can be purchased at the Carmichael Arena Ticket Office beginning at 1 p.m. on Thursday. UNC Students, Faculty and Staff will be admitted free of charge by presenting their UNC One Cards.
SCOUTING UNC: After dropping back-to-back ACC matches last month against Notre Dame and Florida State, the fourth-ranked Tar Heels have won five in a row to improve to 12-2 on the season and 6-2 in the ACC. UNC is currently in fourth place in the ACC standings with 18. The Tar Heels trail Virginia (24), Florida State (23) and Virginia Tech (19) in the ACC.
Crystal Dunn is UNC's leading scorer with 25 points (11 goals, 3 assists) and Kealia Ohai is second with 16 points (6 goals, 4 assists). UNC is allowing only 0.50 goals per game while scoring 2.14 goals per contest. Anna Sieloff has played 611:02 in goal and has a 0.44 goals against average. Bryane Heaberlin has played 630 minutes in goal and has a 0.57 goals against average.
SCOUTING SYRACUSE: The Orange are in their first year in the ACC and will be facing off against Carolina for the first time in the history of the two programs. Syracuse is 6-8-1 overall and 2-6-1 in the ACC. The Orange are 12th in the ACC standings with 7 points.
Syracuse has won two of its last three games, including a 3-0 win at home against Miami last Sunday. Stephanie Skilton is Syracuse's leading scorer with 17 points (8 goals, 1 assist) while Erin Simon has 14 points (5 goals, 4 assists). Brittany Anghel has played all 1374:17 in goal for the Orange this year, making 56 goals and allowing 1.18 goals per contest.
OHAI NAMED SENIOR CLASS AWARD FINALIST: Senior forward Kealia Ohai was named Wednesday as a finalist for the 2013 Senior CLASS Award. Ohai is the sixth Tar Heel finalist for the award since 2007. In fact, UNC has had a finalist for the Senior CLASS Award in six of the seven years of the award's existence. Read more about the award on GoHeels.com. A significant part of the selection process includes fan voting. UNC fans can vote for Ohai at the Senior CLASS Award website or on Facebook.
NEXT UP FOR CAROLINA: UNC will play host to #1-ranked Virginia, the nation's only unbeaten and untied team, this coming Sunday at Fetzer Field. Game time is 1 p.m. The Carmichael Arena Ticket Office will open at 12 Noon. Sunday's game will be televised on GoHeelsTV and broadcast on WCHL AM 1360/FM 97.9 and streamed on the World Wide Web at Chapelboro.com.