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All season long, North Carolina men’s lacrosse coach Joe Breschi has been preaching that success comes from a full 60 minutes of great play. And against a top-ranked Maryland team, that maxim was more important than ever.
The North Carolina men’s lacrosse team has faced its fair share of ranked opponents this season — including two teams in the top five.
A career day from two North Carolina men’s lacrosse attackmen catapulted the No. 14 Tar Heels to a dominant 13-5 victory against Dartmouth Monday.
In the span of less than a week, the North Carolina men’s lacrosse team won and lost a game in the same place — the face-off X.
For the second time in the No. 11 North Carolina men’s lacrosse team’s first four games, it held a three-goal lead against a ranked opponent in the fourth quarter.
Battles at the face-off X have the potential to swing momentum in any lacrosse game, and in the No. 12 North Carolina men’s lacrosse match against No. 15 Fairfield Saturday, that momentum proved to be the determining factor in a 10-9 win for the Tar Heels.
After a fourth-quarter collapse against then-No. 13 Massachusetts that handed then-No. 7 North Carolina men’s lacrosse team its first loss of the season, the Tar Heels were left with questions about their ability to finish games. Saturday at Fetzer Field against No.
With two seconds left in third quarter of the North Carolina men’s lacrosse game against No. 13 Massachusetts Saturday, senior captain Marcus Holman netted a one-on-one goal that put No. 7 UNC up 11-8 going into the fourth quarter.
Youth is often associated with high energy. But in the first half of No. 7 North Carolina men’s lacrosse’s 16-8 win against Air Force, youth meant a tenuous start for the defense.
The word “family,” as applied to sports teams, refers to the figurative bond created between players and coaches.
Out of the 14 true freshmen listed on the North Carolina men’s lacrosse team’s roster, coach Joe Breschi has started just two — Evan Connell and Steve Pontrello — in UNC’s two scrimmages this season.
In preparation for one of the most difficult schedules in the nation this season, the North Carolina men’s lacrosse team scheduled two scrimmages, one of which was against defending national champion Loyola.
Last season, a trio of freshmen, Joey Sankey, Jimmy Bitter and Chad Tutton, infused the North Carolina men’s lacrosse team with a new, fresh energy. After navigating through the beginning of their first collegiate season, the three freshmen worked their way into the starting lineup and made an instant impact. Bitter was the second leading scorer on the ACC Championship-runner up squad with 27 goals while Sankey and Tutton netted 22 and 20, respectively. This season the trio will have a year of playing and an offseason of weightlifting and training under their belts. “(Bitter and Tutton are) both still improving,” senior attackman Marcus Holman said.
The game could have been North Carolina’s. With 20 seconds remaining and the UNC men’s lacrosse team trailing by one goal in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, Marcus Holman lined up along the right sideline to put up a tying effort.
Games on Senior Night are supposed to be about showcasing the senior members of a team, but in No. 5 North Carolina’s (11-5) 19-5 rout of Michigan (1-13), a junior stole the spotlight.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — A major tenet of the No. 9 North Carolina lacrosse team is to play the full 60-minute game physically and aggressively.