There are a lot of ways to describe North Carolina men’s lacrosse’s 25-7 win over Dartmouth on Sunday at Dorrance Field.
"Commanding," "controlling" or "dominant" are just a few words.
But graduate attackman Logan McGovern had his own description – “awesome.”
With the team's recent 15-8 loss against Duke, it’s easy to understand why McGovern felt this way. Coming into Sunday's matinee, the team wanted to get back on the field and prove their potential.
“When you have a disappointing performance like Friday was, to have a short rest and get back on the field as soon as possible, it really helped us out,” McGovern said. “It helped lead to the fast start (on Sunday) and that’s what we needed.”
In the first eight minutes of the game, the Tar Heels matched their scoring total from the match against Duke — quickly getting out to an 8-0 lead. McGovern tallied two goals and an assist in that span.
By the end of the first quarter, nine different players scored to get out to an 11-0 lead. The wide margin allowed head coach Joe Breschi to dip into his reserves sooner than usual.
“At the end of the day, you go up 11-nothing in the first quarter, it’s really good,” Breschi said. “So many guys got an opportunity to step on the field and contribute today.”
While the offense kept finding ways to score goals, the defense was busy making sure that Dartmouth was unable to do any damage.