The No. 14 North Carolina lacrosse team cleared the bench and stormed Fetzer Field twice Saturday. Once was following the final horn on its 11-10 victory against No. 7 Maryland. The other time was for a fight.
With 40 seconds remaining in the game, UNC’s Greg McBride was drilled with a cross-check to the head by Maryland’s Kevin Cooper. McBride then tried to tackle Cooper as he got back to his feet, which escalated as the two began throwing punches.
Cooper threw McBride to the ground and landed two haymakers to McBride’s head before a host of Tar Heels knocked him to the ground.
“I was yelling my head off for the ball and as soon as I caught it I was ready to kill the clock, and I look up and half the field is sprinting over,” junior attackman Marcus Holman said. “All hell kind of broke loose. I don’t know how to describe it other than that.”
McBride and Cooper were both ejected from the game for fighting and five penalties were doled out, three of them on UNC.