Evan G. Marlow
For the North Carolina men’s lacrosse team in the ACC tournament semifinal against Maryland, the ball rolled its way for the first 45 minutes, but the final 15 minutes cost the Tar Heels a spot in the ACC championship game.
Due to multiple knee surgeries, sophomore Stevie Kirkup hadn’t played in a lacrosse game since his junior year of high school. Thursday night against Presbyterian, he returned to the field for the first time in more than two years to score a goal and add an assist in the No. 10 North Carolina men’s lacrosse team’s 15-5 victory at Fetzer Field.
East Carolina had plundered 22 opponents entering Tuesday night’s game at Boshamer Stadium. But it was the Pirates’ five blunders that cost them against North Carolina. The Tar Heels (30-5) were able to take advantage of the visitors’ five errors and win 5-3.
Going into the season, North Carolina men’s lacrosse coach Joe Breschi knew his team might have its ups and downs as he incorporated the nations No.
Twice in the second half the North Carolina men’s lacrosse team brought the score within three, and twice unforced turnovers gave the lead right back to its opponent Duke. The No. 8 Tar Heels were plagued by sloppy play Thursday night as they lost 14-9 to the No.7 Blue Devils.
The North Carolina baseball team had its first home games of the season, facing off versus Seton Hall on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The Tar Heels (6-1) won the first two games by scores of 10-5 and 7-1 but were shut down Sunday 3-1.
The No. 13 North Carolina women’s basketball team is wondering what has gone wrong as they head toward the end of the season on a slide. Thursday night at home, the Tar Heels lost their third straight game, 64-57 to Georgia Tech.
Following the 2008 lacrosse season, coach Joe Breschi arrived at his alma mater, North Carolina, after leaving Ohio State — where he spent 11 seasons building a team from scratch.
Both the North Carolina men’s and women’s lacrosse teams are coming off successful 2010 campaigns, and both squads will begin the season ranked No. 3 in the country in the preseason polls.