Rob Lovejoy returns with a BANG! for Tar Heel soccer on Saturday night:Hat Trick for former Page Pirate

Posted by Andy Durham on October 15, 2012 at 3:38 pm under College, High School | Read the First Comment

from www.dailytarheel.com:

North Carolina junior transfer Andy Craven returned to the College of Charleston Saturday night to play some of his former teammates.

But it was another Tar Heel forward who made the difference in his own return in No. 2 UNC’s 3-0 win against the Cougars (6-8-0).

Rob Lovejoy(Page High School/Greensboro, N.C.), who missed the first 12 games for UNC (11-1-1) while recovering from offseason surgery, scored a hat trick Saturday night after coming in as a substitute in the 31st minute. It was the first hat trick by a UNC player since Alex Dixon in 2009.

“He knows what to expect, so it was natural for him to be able to jump back in and get in the groove,” coach Carlos Somoano said. “And he got a just reward.”

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  • KIR said,

    That kid never ceases to amaze me! Thought he might redshift this year. Glad to see him back on the pitch! The Heels chances of getting back to the Final 4 just got much better thanks to Lovejoy being able to contribute.