The No. 4 North Carolina men's lacrosse team remained perfect with an 18-11 victory over Furman in Greenville, S.C. on Friday.
Senior Tanner Cook jumpstarted the Tar Heel offense with five straight goals in the third quarter to propel UNC to the win.
Furman held the Tar Heels scoreless in the opening seven minutes before Brian Cameron found a wide-open goal on an assist from Chris Gray. Gray continued his offensive production, finishing a goal of his own five minutes later.
The Paladins were led by goalkeeper Alec Van De Bovenkamp, who racked up four saves in the first quarter.
UNC struck first in the second quarter with a goal from Jacob Kelly assisted by Lance Tillman, his second assist of the night. The Paladins came back with their first goal just over a minute later.
Less than a minute later, on a beautiful cut from Alex Trippi and an assist from Henry Schertzinger, North Carolina answered with a goal of its own to make it 4-1.
The Paladins refused to be silenced and finished another goal, bringing the Tar Heels' lead down to two. Another goal off of a rebound left UNC up just one at the end of the first half.
Once the second half started, though, Tanner Cook took over for the Tar Heels. The senior midfielder scored three unassisted goals in the first two minutes of the third quarter, giving the Tar Heels a comfortable four-goal lead.