The fifth annual Clash of the Carolinas all-star soccer games will be played this Saturday on Daniels Island, near Charleston, S.C., and once again the matches will have some Chapel Hill flavor.
UNC's Farrell Sweeney, an all-state midfielder when she was at East Chapel Hill, will play on the N.C. girls team. UNC Asheville goalie Dan Jackson (East Chapel Hill '11) and UNC Wilmington midfielder Jamie Dell (Chapel Hill '11) will be on the N.C. boys team.
The Clash of the Carolinas, organized by the North Carolina Soccer Coaches Association and the South Carolina High School Soccer Coaches Association, is the nation's only interstate all-star soccer match, pairing teams from each of the Carolinas.
Saturday's doubleheader will begin at 1 p.m. with the girls’ contest, where the North Carolina team holds a 3-1-0 series lead. The boys’ contest starts at 3:30 p.m. North Carolina is seeking its first win in the boys' series, where South Carolina holds a 1-0-3 advantage.