After last week’s offensive exposition against Colgate, the No. 10 North Carolina men’s lacrosse team continued to demonstrate its revamped offensive attack in Saturday’s commanding 14-6 victory over Mercer.
In response to UNC’s second straight victory, head coach Joe Breschi seemed to enjoy this early season success as much as the fans in the Lacrosse & Soccer Stadium.
“It’s fun to watch, isn’t it?” Breschi said. “When we move the ball, it's a pretty special group.”
Sharing the ball well was the theme for the Tar Heels in this non-conference tune-up. If last week’s four-goal season debut was an individual scoring exhibition from transfer junior Chris Gray, Saturday's matchup saw the multi-dimensional talent carve up the Bears defense as a passer.
Along with fellow attackman Nicky Solomon, the dynamic duo combined for eight assists from behind the net that gifted their teammates a number of easy goals. This well-balanced arsenal allowed UNC to quickly erase a 1-0 deficit, scoring four unanswered goals on their way to a comfortable 4-1 lead late in the first quarter.