UNC Men's Soccer News & Notes
Release: 09/02/2014
CHAPEL HILL - The opening weekend of the season has come-and-gone and the North Carolina men's soccer team sits firmly in the top-10 nationally according to the polls released this week.

The Tar Heels moved up one spot to No. 5 in the TopDrawerSoccer rankings, remained No. 8 according to College Soccer News and stayed at No. 10 in the Soccer America Men's Top 25.

Here are video highlights from Friday's 3-1 victory over 7th-ranked Cal on Friday night. Goals from senior forwards Andy Craven, Tyler Engel and Rob Lovejoy paced the offensive attack for the Tar Heels, while senior keeper Brendan Moore made three outstanding saves to keep his club in the lead when the Golden Bears were searching for the equalizer.

@UNCmenssoccer, the official Twitter account of Carolina men's soccer went over 8,000 followers during Sunday's match with top-ranked UCLA. There are only three programs nationally with that many followers.

We also launched an Instagram account recently, and that can be found at instagram/UNCmenssoccer.

The U.S. MNT will travel to face the Czech Republic on Wednesday, Sept. 3 in Prague, the first match for the United States following the 2014 FIFA World Cup. NBC Sports Network will have the coverage starting at 2:15 p.m. ET.

Carolina will play a pair of road matches this coming weekend, beginning with Friday at Old Dominion in Norfolk, Va. The Tar Heels will make the short trip to take on VCU on Sunday in Richmond. Both matches are slated for 7 p.m.

UNC will open Atlantic Coast Conference play at home on Friday, Sept. 12 against Pitt at 7 p.m. ESPN3 will provide live coverage of the match.

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