NCAA Women’s Soccer Championship
Friday’s second round
At Historic Riggs Field, Clemson, S.C.
No. 3 North Carolina (15-4-1) vs. Texas A&M (16-6-1), 3:30 p.m.
How they got here: UNC def. Liberty 3-0; Texas A&M def. Washington 1-0.
Winner will play: No. 2 Clemson (14-4-1) or Mississippi (14-5-2) at 1 p.m. Sunday
Tickets: Adults $7, youths and seniors $3.
Players to watch: UNC – Sr. F Alexa Newfield (11-4-26), So. F Jessie Scarpa (8-8-24), Sr. F Summer Green (7-3-17). A&M – So. F Haley Pounds (13-5-31), Fr. M-F Emily Bates (7-6-20). So. M Mikaela Harvey (6-4-16), Fr. F Ally Watt (6-0-12).
Notes: UNC leads the all-time series with Texas A&M 14-2, including 4-0 in NCAA tournament games. … UNC won the last meeting 2-0 in the 2013 NCAA tournament second round at Chapel Hill, with Summer Green scoring both goals. Green is questionable for Friday’s game with a leg injury. … UNC has never failed to reach the round of 16 in the NCAA tournament, compiling a 121-10-3 record all-time and 21 NCAA championships. … Texas A&M made its deepest run in the NCAA tournament last year, losing in the College Cup semifinals to Virginia 2-1. … Texas A&M is one of five teams to play in every NCAA tournament since 1995. The others are UNC (1982-2015), Notre Dame (1993-2015), Virginia (1994-2015) and Penn State (1995-2015). … UNC is the only team to play in all 34 NCAA tournaments. … UNC’s Anson Dorrance and Texas A&M’s G Guerrieri are the only head coaches to appear in every NCAA tournament since 1995. They also rank first (792) and sixth (394) all-time in Division I coaching victories.