Huge game for the men’s soccer team.

Duke can win the ACC crown with a victory tonight.

The 2006 edition of the rivalry pits the fifth-ranked Blue Devils (11-2-1, 4-1-1 ACC) against the struggling No. 21 Tar Heels (10-4-2, 2-3-1). After a quick start to the season and a national No. 1 ranking, North Carolina has yet to win in four October matches. The Tar Heels are coming off back-to-back 1-0 losses to Campbell and No. 3 Wake Forest.

“You’re kind of afraid that they’re coming here with a chip on their shoulder,” head coach John Rennie said. “They want to prove the last couple weeks have been abnormal. They’ve had a full week to recover, so I’m sure they’ll be refreshed and ready. They’re not happy being 2-3-1 when they were preseason favorites [to win the conference]. The odds are it’s going to be another hotly contested, close game.”

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