Tarheels Ousted in a Heartbreaker

After valiantly fighting back from a 2 goal, 2nd half deficit, the UNC men's soccer team was eliminated from NCAA tournament when SMU's Michael Uremovich nailed a brilliant 30 yard strike into the upper 90 in the 14th minute of overtime on Saturday. Trailing at the half for just the second time this season, the Tar Heels got second half goals from juniors Blake Beach and Ted Odgers to send the match into overtime, where the Tar Heels lost for the first time this season. The defeat also snapped a 10-match unbeaten streak for Carolina, which advanced to the quarterfinals for the first time since 2001. I've posted some pictures from the match on my flickr stream. SMU advances to play Maryland in the College Cup here in Cary on Friday. In the other semi-final match Friday, Clemson will face New Mexico.