Weekend Wrap: November 26
Does it feel weird to anyone else that football is over? Like, really over? Usually, when you have a successful season, you play the last regular season game and then there's the drama/dread of bowl selection. Not this year for the Tar Heels, as Carolina's 45-38 win over Maryland ended the season. The win marked the final game for 17 very unique seniors. Unfortunately, those seniors could've ended the year in the ACC championship game. In fact, that's exactly where they would be playing this weekend, if Carolina was eligible. Larry Fedora has made it clear, though, that he considers the Tar Heels to be Coastal champions.
Lots of other sports success in Chapel Hill this weekend. Joe Sagula's volleyball team is headed to Ames, Iowa, where they will visit the birthplace of Harrison Barnes play Cal for the third straight year in the NCAA Tournament.
On the pitch, men's soccer got a golden goal in overtime to beat FDU in Chapel Hill on a chilly Sunday evening. Carolina will attempt to earn its fifth straight College Cup on Friday when it hosts Indiana.
In women's soccer, Anson Dorrance's club advanced to its 26th Final Four, and this time, they did it the hard way--winning at altitude at top-seeded BYU. If you only see one Tar Heel play in any sport from this weekend, it's this one: check out Brooke Elby's season-saving save in overtime. You'll also find the game-winning goal from Crystal Dunn in this video: