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Graduate midfielder Ally Mastroianni (12) flings the ball with Stony Brook defense right behind her. UNC won 8-5 against Stony Brook in the NCAA Quarterfinals at home on Thursday, May 19, 2022.

No. 1 UNC women's lacrosse tested by Stony Brook defense in Elite 8 victory

In the NCAA Tournament quarterfinals, North Carolina topped Stony Brook, 8-5, in the team’s first defensive grudge match of the season. The Seawolves' high-pressing zone challenged UNC, which struggled to find the back of the cage for most of Thursday's NCAA Tournament quarterfinals game. “We faced the best zone in the country tonight,” head coach Jenny Levy said. “Sometimes you don’t have to win pretty, you just need to advance.” 

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Members of the UNC women's lacrosse team celebrate a goal during their NCAA Tournament second round match against Virginia at Dorrance Field on Sunday, May 15, 2022. UNC won 24-2.

'Good vibes all over': UNC women's lacrosse cruises its way to NCAA second-round win

On Sunday, the No. 1 UNC women's lacrosse team dismantled the Virginia Cavaliers, 24-2, in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Its 24 goals — a program record in NCAA Tournament play — showcased a juggernaut offense led by fifth-year attackers Jamie Ortega and Scottie Rose Growney. Fifth-year defender Emma Trenchard and graduate goalkeeper Taylor Moreno, held Virginia scoreless in the second half. The Tar Heels will play eighth-seeded Stony Brook in the quarterfinals on Thursday.

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Redshirt junior right fielder Angel Zarate (40) smiles as he walks off the field to the dugout. UNC won 10-4 against FSU at home in the second game of the three-game series on Friday, May 20, 2022.

UNC baseball claims 10-4 victory to clinch series over No. 20 Florida State

In Game Two of its final series of the season, the North Carolina baseball team defeated the No. 20 Florida State Seminoles, 10-4, Friday night at Boshamer Stadium. After falling into an early hole in the first inning, the Tar Heels quickly responded behind the bat of first-year center fielder Vance Honeycutt. In the next inning, North Carolina would take the lead after sophomore third baseman Mac Horvath’s sacrifice fly drove in the third run for UNC.

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Junior Anika Yarlagadda scores a point against Safiya Carrington of Louisiana State at the Kitty Harrison Invitational on Sept. 25.

No. 1 UNC women's tennis tops No. 8 Pepperdine, 4-3, to advance to NCAA Final Four

The No. 1 North Carolina women’s tennis team narrowly defeated the No. 8 Pepperdine Waves, 4-3, to advance to the NCAA Final Four. The deciding factor turned out to be junior Anika Yarlagadda, who claimed a win over Pepperdine’s Nikki Redelijk, who was inserted into the Wave’s lineup after an injury occurred early in the doubles. Coming up strong in the second and third sets on her court, Yarlagadda won 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, to clinch the win for the Tar Heels.

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Junior pitcher Brandon Schaeffer (39) throws the ball to first baseman Hunter Stokely (1) to get a Wake Forest runner out. UNC won 12-3 versus Wake Forest at home on Saturday, May 14, 2022, in the second game of the three game series.

UNC baseball drops third game of Wake Forest series, 11-2

After a 12-3 win on Saturday secured a series win for the Diamond Heels against Wake Forest, the Tar Heels failed to complete the three-game sweep of the Demon Deacons, losing 11-2 on Sunday. UNC’s runs were both off of solo homers from redshirt junior right fielder Angel Zarate and sophomore designated hitter Alberto Osuna.

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