The men’s team began spring break with a matchup against Hofstra on March 11. UNC came into the game with just one loss, which came on Feb. 25 against Johns Hopkins. But the Pride scored four straight goals in the second half and defeated the Tar Heels at Fetzer Field by a final score of 11-9.
The Tar Heels didn’t have to wait long until getting back out onto the field. Richmond came into town two days later, but again, UNC was left disappointed. This time the loss was even closer — a 6-5 defeat. North Carolina was up 5-3 heading into the fourth quarter, but the Spiders scored three unanswered goals in the final period to win.
The Tar Heels rebounded with a 17-6 destruction of Dartmouth on Saturday. The win was head coach Joe Breschi’s 99th win at UNC.
This season, Chris Cloutier and Luke Goldstock are leading in goals for the Tar Heels, just as they did last season. Cloutier has 17 goals to lead the team, while Goldstock has 20 points including 16 goals and four assists. Andy Matthews has stepped into the role of main distributor on the team — his 15 assists are far and away the most for the Tar Heels.