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Saturday September 18th

Men's lacrosse



UNC men’s lacrosse pulls out win over Navy, 10-8

In North Carolina’s 10-8 win against Navy at Fetzer Field on Friday, Flanagan scored two goals to propel the Tar Heels to victory. While Flanagan was a first-team preseason All American, he is a defender, known for keeping opposing goals off the board, not chipping in goals of his own.

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UNC lacrosse freshmen lead in debut

North Carolina’s matchup against Robert Morris on Saturday was not simply a season opener; it was the collegiate debut of coach Joe Breschi’s No. 1 recruiting class. Freshman attackman Nicky Galasso, the top-rated recruit in the country, lived up to expectations by netting four goals, including one in the final three minutes, to help lead the No. 3 Tar Heels to a 14-11 win against the No. 21 Colonials.

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UNC midfielder Matt Davie is defended by Delaware’s John Austin in the NCAA Tournament Sunday. DTH/Stephen Mitchell

Heels move on to face Duke

Delayed due to a thunderstorm, the NCAA matchup between No. 4 North Carolina and No. 12 Delaware kicked off 90 minutes late Sunday night on Fetzer Field.And for the defense on both sides of the field, the start was even later.

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When he came back to his alma mater two years ago, he brought his coaching philosophy with him. DTH Photos/Mike Ehrlich

Lacrosse coach puts family first

Lacrosse practice ends as players huddle at midfield, with arms raised and a shout on three.“Family.”One man stands in the middle of it all — a historic resurgence, a turning point and a huddle of 44 brothers.In coach Joe Breschi’s second season, North Carolina is ranked No. 3 nationally heading into this weekend’s ACC Tournament.That success may serve as proof of one family rebuilt.

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Cornerstone lacrosse team returns for reunion

Three-time All-American attackman Harper Peterson might as well have been the only man left on the field.Peterson and the rest of the 1970 North Carolina men’s lacrosse team were after more than just the shot that would transform a game tied at 7-7 into a UNC victory. This was a chance to give UNC lacrosse a national name.

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UNC lacrosse dominates Dartmouth

When Gavin Petracca scored to put No.3 North Carolina up 11-2 late in the third quarter, Dartmouth defender Andy Gagel hung his head.For the fourth time in the quarter, the Big Green had failed to clear the ball out of their own end. And for the fourth time that quarter, UNC had capitalized.

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No. 3 Tar Heels’ offense and netted four goals against No. 5 Princeton in Tuesday’s one-goal victory.  DTH/ Phong Dinh

UNC clinches narrow win against Princeton

Through 57 minutes of action against No. 5 Princeton, the Tigers had Billy Bitter bottled up.Unfortunately for the Tigers (4-1), Bitter needed just 13 seconds to make two critical plays that put the North Carolina men’s lacrosse team (7-0) ahead for good.The junior scored the go-ahead goal and forced a critical turnover to help seal No. 3 UNC’s 12-11 victory Tuesday night.

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Madalon saves win, cements starting role

In the final seconds of the men’s lacrosse team’s first home game, Bryant University’s Travis Harrington was desperately searching for a chance to upset No. 4 North Carolina.With just five seconds remaining, Harrington sent one final shot flying towards UNC’s goal in an attempt to send the game into overtime.

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All-American attackman Billy Bitter grabbed two assists in North Carolina’s 5-4 win against Bryant University. DTH/Phong Dinh

Tar Heels survive late Bulldogs’ bite

More than 1,000 spectators littered the back of Francis E. Henry Stadium on Saturday, peering over the top railing and flooding the stairs to watch North Carolina’s men’s lacrosse 5-4 win against Bryant University.It was worth it. After snow began to fall late Friday evening, the team’s game was moved from Fetzer Field to Navy Field, which sits directly behind Henry Stadium.

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Third-team All-American Ryan Flanagan solidified UNC’s defense in its first game with five caused turnovers. DTH file

UNC men's lacrosse stays tight-knit, sets goals

To prep for his second season at North Carolina, coach Joe Breschi had the men’s lacrosse team dive into four weeks of practice, two preseason scrimmages and multiple playing opportunities with UNC alumni.But Breschi and the team wanted more from each other.

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