Congratulations Soccer Team!

NC State 3
(#1) UNC-CH 1

* The teams have tied in three of their past seven meetings, but N.C. State last beat UNC in 1997, also by a 3-1 score.

* For the first time since 1997 State wins the conference opener.

Wolfpack Stuns Top Rated Tarheels

Seven of Soccer America’s top eight teams are members of the ACC. N.C. State (3-2, 1-0 ACC) and Boston College are the only unranked members of the conference.

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Non-Revenue Related – Congratulations, Coach Teal!

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8 Responses to Congratulations Soccer Team!

  1. Cardiff Giant 09/07/2006 at 9:02 AM #

    Congratulations to the team and to Coach Tarantini, and yes, I was one of the ones claiming you should be fired a couple of years ago.

    UNC sucks, and the womanish reaction of their fans reported on other forums makes a great win even better.

  2. StateFans 09/07/2006 at 9:25 AM #

    One win in a decade against Carolina hardly vindicates Tarantini and makes your criticism unwarranted.

  3. Dan 09/07/2006 at 11:18 AM #

    One win? Didnt we beat Carolina in the ACC tournament a couple years ago?

  4. Dan 09/07/2006 at 11:31 AM #

    “Although the two have tied in three of their past seven meetings, the Heels have had the upper hand in the rivalry. N.C. State last beat UNC in 1997, also by a 3-1 score.”- N&O


    “After playing 110 minutes of scoreless soccer, North Carolina (12-3-4) was edged by NC State (9-7-2), 4-3, in a penalty kick shootout Wednesday in the quarterfinal round of the Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Soccer Championship at SAS Stadium”-2003 ACC Tourney

    The News and Observer is, once again, wrong.

    SFN: We believe that in soccer, a game that is decided by penalty kicks are officially counted as ties. In Tournaments, penalty kicks are mandatory to decide who advances. Your desire to just want to argue and correct others has made you, once again, wrong

  5. Cardiff Giant 09/07/2006 at 12:02 PM #

    “One win in a decade against Carolina hardly vindicates Tarantini and makes your criticism unwarranted.”

    I agree. I merely wish to give him credit where it is due, and it is due for this win. I does not, however, erase the years of futility that came before it.

  6. Dan 09/07/2006 at 1:33 PM #

    SFN: In a sinlge elimination tournament, one team moves forward, and one goes home. The winner moves on. The loser goes home. NC State went on.

    They didnt say Italy tied France this year. They beat them. Dont be ridiculous.

    SFN: Couldn’t agree more. with the logic. But in soccer, the “official” manner in which these games are accounted for is different than how you wish it were. They don’t have penalty kicks in college soccer for regular season games. So, any game that ends in a tie ends in a tie. For consistency, tournament games also end in ties and penalty kicks are used to determine who moves on. I’m not saying that it is they way it should be…I am explaining why the N&O ran the comments that you wrongly chose to criticize.

    You can’t criticize the N&O for getting something technically right simply because you don’t like the standard technicality by which the sport operates. Oh wait…yes YOU can.

  7. joe 09/07/2006 at 3:11 PM #

    It is strange, but it is correct that soccer counts wins on penalty kicks to be tie games. It’s just another wacky thing about soccer. It’s sort of like they are embarassed that they have to use penalty kicks to decide a game.

  8. StateFans 09/08/2006 at 8:19 AM #

    ^ Thank you, Joe.

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