North Carolina Wins Men's Soccer Title

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) -- Ben Speas lofted a 25-yard shot over goalkeeper Klay Davis midway through the second half to give North Carolina a 1-0 victory over Charlotte in the NCAA championship.

The Tar Heels (22-2-2) earned their first men's soccer title in 10 years. They lost in the semifinals each of the previous two seasons and fell in final in 2008.

Speas, who had an assist in North Carolina's semifinal victory over UCLA, worked the ball toward the middle of the field just outside the Charlotte box and hit a left-footer that barely cleared the outstretched arm of Davis.

The unseeded 49ers (17-5-3) outshot North Carolina 14-3 in the second half, including a flurry of four shots during a quick burst with about 4 minutes left.


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  • by Dave Location: Greenville on Dec 13, 2011 at 10:39 AM
    LOl, it's soccer, lol. When's the last time you went to a UNC soccer game Anonymous, lol, soccer, you guys can have it , because no one cares!
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      by Billy on Dec 13, 2011 at 04:16 PM in reply to Dave
      i think someone is just jealous!!!! UNC=university of national champions!!!! put that in your pipe and smoke it!!!!
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        by Dave on Dec 14, 2011 at 05:27 AM in reply to Billy
        University of National Cheaters, exhale!
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          by Anonymous on Dec 14, 2011 at 07:59 AM in reply to Dave
          still jealous? no national championships for your school this year? so sorry...
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      by Anonymous on Dec 14, 2011 at 05:04 AM in reply to Dave
      no one cares? soccer is the most watched sport in the world, wrong answer, try again
  • by Earl on Dec 12, 2011 at 06:04 PM
    Wouldn't it be great if ECU brought back men's soccer. Incredible facility to use for just one team.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 12, 2011 at 08:21 AM
    Great when the 2 teams playing for the national championship are part of the UNC system. Another title for the MIGHTY Tarheels!!!
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