We are previewing the upcoming week for North Carolina Tar Heels Athletics from September 11, 2023, through September 17, 2023.
Field Hockey – Following a 2-1 win over Old Dominion on Sunday, the Erin Matson-coached Tar Heels (used to hearing that yet?) head into this week with a 4-1 overall record. Carolina only has one game over the next 11 days, but the next matchup comes on Friday, September 15th, in Chapel Hill. The Tar Heels will host Louisville at 3:00 PM on ACC Network Extra. The Cardinals will go into the game holding a 6-0 overall record, including wins over No. 2 Northwestern, No. 10 Princeton, and No. 18 Ohio State.
Football – After another dramatic game against non-conference foe Appalachian State in week two, the 2-0 Tar Heels will welcome a more unfamiliar opponent to Kenan Stadium on Saturday, September 16th. Carolina will host the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the first game of a home-and-home series. This will be the first time the two programs have met in college football. This week, we will have plenty of coverage on the upcoming game versus the Golden Gophers here. Kick-off is scheduled for 3:30 PM on ESPN.
Men’s Golf – The preseason No. 1 team in the country begins its non-championship fall season with a trip to Olympia Fields, Illinois, to participate in the Olympia Fields/Fighting Illini Invitational in a three-day tournament that begins on Friday, September 15th. Three Tar Heels recently helped the United States win the Walker Cup and were named to the Haskins Award Watch List.
Women’s Golf – Like the men’s golf team, the women will begin its non-championship segment this weekend. The Tar Heels will travel to East Lansing, Michigan, to participate in the Mary Fossum Invitational hosted by Michigan State University. The tournament is a two-day event that begins on Sunday, September 17th.
Men’s Soccer – Carolina will play their first conference home match of the season on Friday, September 15th, when the Notre Dame Fighting Irish come to town. The Irish are currently 4-0-1 but will face Michigan State on Tuesday before its match with the Tar Heels. Carolina is coming off the first ACC match of the season when they traveled to Virginia Tech and tied 1-1. Their current record is 2-0-2. This game can be viewed on ACC Network Extra, with the first touch scheduled for 7:00 PM.
Women’s Soccer – After a huge non-conference week (and schedule) wrapped up with the Tar Heels traveling to No. 10 South Carolina and No. 12 Alabama last week, Carolina will return home to begin ACC play. The Tar Heels beat the Gamecocks 2-1 and tied the Crimson Tide 1-1. Carolina is now 5-0-3 and ranked No. 3 in the country, with the Virginia Tech Hokies coming to Dorrance Field on Friday, September 15th. The first touch is scheduled for 3:30 PM, and the game can be watched on ACC Network Extra.
Women’s Tennis – The defending 2023 National Champions will begin its non-championship segment fall season this weekend with the Kitty Harrison Invitational. This event has been an invite-only hosted by North Carolina in the past and will likely be in a similar format in 2023; however, not many details have been released regarding who is participating in the event. It is a three-day event, beginning on Friday, September 15th and ending on Sunday, September 17th.
Volleyball – The 4-3 Tar Heels are coming off a 0-2 road trip to Michigan, where they lost to Michigan 0-3 and Michigan State 1-3. They return home this week with two more non-conference games on the schedule. First up will be 7-2 Santa Clara when the Broncos come to Chapel Hill on Friday, September 15th, for a 6:00 PM match. 4-5 Coastal Carolina will visit Carmichael Arena on Sunday, September 17th, for a noon match. The Santa Clara match can be found on ACC Network Extra, and the game versus the Chanticleers will be on ACC Network.
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