UNC Women's Golf player Krista Junkkari on the Finley Golf Course on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. Photo courtesy of UNC Athletic Communications 

As COVID-19 rages on, international UNC athletes wrestle with returning to campus

Krista Junkkari, a sophomore on UNC’s women’s golf team, is spending the fall semester in her home country, Finland, while Zach Young, a sophomore defenseman on the men’s lacrosse team, elected to remain in Chapel Hill instead of returning to Canada.

Men's lacrosse

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Senior midfielder Tanner Cook (77) holds the ball against Mercer at Dorrance Field on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020. The Tar Heels beat the Bears 14-6.

No. 10 UNC mens lacrosse upended Mercer behind a potent attack

The No. 10 North Carolina men’s lacrosse team faced off against the Mercer Bears on Saturday. The Tar Heels (2-0) ran out 14-6 winners as their explosive attack proved too much for the Bears (1-1). After seeing the score close to 5-3 in the second quarter, the North Carolina offense shifted into another gear. Cook’s two goals in 38 seconds brought the margin to a comfortable 7-3 and sparked a fire in the attack that burned brightly until the end of the game, allowing the Tar Heels to see out the victory.