When the No. 1 North Carolina men’s lacrosse team was given the fifth seed in the NCAA playoffs, the team let it feed into their underdog mentality.
But with a 16-7 win against Lehigh in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, the Tar Heels proved that they are a credible threat and should not to be taken lightly.
“From the face-off X to Kieran Burke making timely save like he does,” senior captain Marcus Holman said. “It was a full team effort for sure.”
With 11 different scorers, UNC’s offense spread the ball around in ways that made life difficult for Lehigh goalkeeper Matt Poillon.
“When you see that many different shots, that many different techniques of shooting it’s hard to ger used to one kind of shot,” Poillon said. “That’s how you’ve got to beat us. You can’t beat us with just one or two men. You’ve got to get the whole team involved. I think they did a great job doing that.”