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MSOC: Tar Heels Earn No. 9 National Seed

Posted November 12, 2012

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— North Carolina heads into the 2012 NCAA Tournament this week as the No. 9 seed, as the tournament begins play on Nov. 15 at campus sites.

UNC will open its 20th NCAA postseason appearance Sunday at Fetzer Field at 5 p.m. against the winner of UMBC and Old Dominion. Tickets cost $8 for adults and $5 for students and will be for sale on GoHeels.com.

North Carolina holds a 6-5-2 overall record against Old Dominion and has yet to play UMBC. The last time the Tar Heels faced Old Dominion was in 2011, when UNC claimed a 3-0 win at Fetzer Field. UNC is unbeaten at home in the Tar Heels' last 38 games.

No. 1 seed Notre Dame, No. 8 seed Saint Louis and No. 16 seed Indiana round out the seeded teams in UNC's quarter of the postseason bracket.

Carolina is a top-16 national seed for the fifth straight year and will be making its 13th postseason appearance in the last 14 seasons. The Tar Heels have hosted at least one postseason match at Fetzer Field every year since 2000. The Tar Heels are 28-16-5 in NCAA Tournament action.

UNC has won the national title in 2011 and 2001, appeared in six College Cups - including five years straight - and made eight trips to the NCAA quarterfinals. Last season, the Tar Heels edged Charlotte 1-0 in Hoover, Ala. to earn the school's second national championship in men's soccer.
The Tar Heels are 15-3-2 on the season after winning their fourth straight regular season ACC title and placing runner-up in the ACC Tournament. Junior Andy Craven leads UNC with 17 points on six goals and five assists.

Craven was awarded a spot on the All-ACC Second Team for his efforts, while five additional Tar Heels were awarded All-ACC honors. Freshman Danny Garcia was named the ACC Freshman of the Year, while sophomoresMikey Lopez and Boyd Okwuono earned All-ACC First Team honors. Goalkeeper Scott Goodwin joined Craven on the second team, as well, while freshman defender Jonathan Campbell made the All-ACC Freshman Team.

North Carolina is one of five ACC teams in the 48-team field. The Tar Heels have already faced all four of the conference teams that earned a bid to the NCAA Tournament, including No. 2 national seed Maryland, No. 15 national seed Wake Forest, first round host Virginia and Boston College.

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