The goal of winning an NCAA title for the men’s lacrosse team was extinguished on Saturday afternoon when Duke beat North Carolina 17-9 in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament.
The Tar Heels were able to match the Blue Devils in the first quarter with a score of 2-2 at the whistle, but Duke quickly pulled away in the second quarter and continued to outscore UNC in the third and fourth quarters
The loss marked the final game as a Tar Heel for seven North Carolina seniors, including Gavin Petracca, who tallied a goal and three assists against the Blue Devils.
The Tar Heels ended their season with an overall record of 13-3, including a 13-7 win against Duke on March 10 that marked the first victory for UNC in 13 matchups against the Blue Devils.
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