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North Carolina attackman Luke Goldstock (1) moves up field against UMBC on February 4.

North Carolina men's lacrosse team ends its season of 'almosts'

Two weeks ago, they weren’t ready to say goodbye. So they won the ACC Tournament Championship.

But after Saturday’s 15-12 loss to No. 4 Albany in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, the players of the No. 10 North Carolina men’s lacrosse team have to face the hard truth — this season is over.

It’s time to say goodbye.


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North Carolina advances in ACC Tournament with 16-15 win over Syracuse

No. 18 North Carolina (7-7) shot out to a massive lead in the semifinals of the ACC tournament over top ACC seed and No. 1 ranked Syracuse (11-2). After a furious comeback by the Orange, UNC hung on for a dramatic 16-15 win to keep their season alive and advance to the ACC championship game. What happened? With their season on the line, the fourth-seed Tar Heels shot out of the gates with an aggressive offensive front.


The North Carolina men's lacrosse team shows emotion after losing to No.1 Syracuse 12-11 in overtime on Saturday.

Finale against Notre Dame will once again shape UNC men's lacrosse's season

On April 23, 2016, the North Carolina men’s lacrosse team saved its season. Facing then-No. 1 Notre Dame and in danger of falling to 7-6 on the season — which would all but guarantee they would watch the 2016 NCAA Tournament from Chapel Hill instead of playing in it — the Tar Heels trailed the Fighting Irish by five goals with 10 minutes left to play.