Video: UNC-Chapel Hill brings home to Triangle national soccer title

Posted on 12/12/11 No Comments

Congratulations to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s men’s soccer team for winning the national championship.

The Tar Heels defeated, believe it or not, another North Carolina school in the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

More often than not, when you’re talking about soccer in Chapel Hill, the conversation is centered on the women’s team, whose reputation in that arena is tantamount to Connecticut’s women’s basketball team. This year was another story. The score was 1-0 and it was the first title for the men’s team since it won a decade ago.

The game got a little nuts at the end as Charlotte went on a shooting spree that saw one hit the crossbar and another skirt just wide. There was also a potential penalty kick in the second half that was waived off by the officials.

There are four players from the Triangle, three from Cary, who helped the Tar Heels claim the title:

> Goalie Scott Goodwin from Raleigh’s Broughton High
> Martin Murphy, midfielder, from Cary’s Green Hope High School
> Forward Cooper Vandermass-Peeler went to Athens Drive High School, lives in Cary
> Defender Drew McCinney, who also attended  Athens Drive High School, lives in Cary

UNC-Charlotte also has two players from the Triangle.

> Forward T.J. Beaulieu is from Apex
> Duncan Tyler is a defender from Broughton High School

Congrats to these young men and the entire UNC-Chapel Hill men’s soccer team.

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