Kelly sends Tar Heels into NCAA soccer quarterfinals
Freshmen Jeremy Kelly and Cam Lindley combined on a goal in the 32nd minute to give ninth-seeded North Carolina a 1-0 victory over eighth-seeded Syracuse (12-4-4) in the third round of the NCAA Men’s Soccer Championship. The victory gives the Tar Heels their seventh quarterfinal appearance in the last nine years and 11th appearance in program history.
The Tar Heels scoring drive began with Lindley finding Kelly streaking up the left flank. Kelly cut between Syracuse defenders, made his way to the top of the box and found a gap in the left corner of the goal to put Carolina ahead.
North Carolina (13-3-3) will play Providence (15-6), which upset top-seeded Maryland earlier in the tournament, at 7 p.m. on Friday at Fetzer Field with a trip to Houston for the Final Four on the line.
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This is the first home quarterfinal game for the Tar Heels since 2012.
St. Augustine’s: On Saturday, Anthony Gaskins erupted for a season-high 29 points, and Quincy January added 19 points as St. Augustine’s finished strong in a 65-56 men’s college basketball win over Auburn Montgomery in Daytona Beach, Fla. The Falcons (3-4), claimed third place in the Daytona Mitsubishi/Kia Shootout at the ICI Center.
Wake Forest: The Demon Deacons begin a span of four of five games on the road with a visit to Northwestern in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. The Deacs are looking for their first win in the state of Illinois since a 74-43 victory over Mississippi State in the 1996-97 Great Eight event at the United Center
Duke: The team closed a two-game road trip to California Sunday with a 99-65 victory over Pepperdine, which was played at the Firestone Fieldhouse in Malibu, Calif. Blue Devils redshirt junior Rebecca Greenwell had a record-setting day as she drained a school-record eight 3-pointers and finished with a career-high 31 points.
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