Power programs, new teams in tourney
The first week of November was a rough one for incumbents on the soccer field, too. In the span of a few hours last Friday, top-seeded North Carolina lost to Wake Forest in the semifinals of the ACC tournament, and the United States women's national team lost to Mexico for the first time ever. The former was North Carolina's first loss since the event's inception in 1988; the latter put the United States in jeopardy of missing the World Cup for the first time in history.
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