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Saturday October 16th

Men's lacrosse



UNC Men's Lacrosse played Loyola in a scrimmage on Saturday afternoon.

Freshmen see more time

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.

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UNC Men's Lacrosse played Loyola in a scrimmage on Saturday afternoon.

Tar Heels down Loyola in scrimmage

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.

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UNC lacrosse opens up tough preseason

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.

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Nicky Galasso, sophomore lacrosse player, has been playing since he was a young boy, around the time that his mother died. Galasso was really close with her and says she has inspired him in his lacrosse. He holds a photo of his mother and father that he keeps in his wallet.  

Nicky Galasso has played lacrosse since he was young, around the time that his mother died. Galasso, who keeps a photo of his mother and father in his wallet, said she inspired him in his lacrosse.

Nicky Galasso said his mother, who died when he was young, inspired him in his lacrosse. Galasso keeps a photo of his mother and father in his wallet.

Family, loss, lacrosse

At first glance, Nicky Galasso has it all. The North Carolina sophomore attackman sits inside the lacrosse office coming off the best freshman season in program history.

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