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Monday December 5th

Brad Lewis


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UNC Stomps UMass to End Regular Season

The North Carolina women's lacrosse team had a lot to play for Sunday at Henry Stadium. Not only was it Senior Day, but the No. 7 Tar Heels were looking to send a message to the NCAA selection committee, especially after a 7-6 loss to sixth-ranked Dartmouth on Friday. Next Sunday, the committee will announce the 16 teams that will go on to postseason play.UNC delivered under pressure with a 20-5 pummeling of Massachusetts."We took out our frustration today, and I think that was big deal for us," UNC goalie Melissa Coyne said.

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Softball Lights Up Spartans Early

The North Carolina softball team jumped on UNC-Greensboro early.The Tar Heels decided they liked putting an early lead on the board so much that they did it again.UNC's anxious offense allowed it to sweep a doubleheader against the Spartans with 8-0 and 6-4 wins Tuesday.Michelle Semmes and Natalie Anter led the way with their bats, and the Tar Heels received impressive pitching performances from Radara McHugh and Michael Parrott en route to stymieing the Spartans at Finley Field.In the opening game, UNC started quickly.

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Inconsistency Troubles Tar Heels

The learning experience continued for the North Carolina baseball team's pitching staff this weekend. UNC's pitching dug itself into a hole early and often during the weekend, and it simply seemed like the Tar Heels were playing catch-up for most of their three-game series with Duke.Overall, eight pitchers were shuffled on and off the mound, 39 hits were given up and Sunday's rubber match was won by the Blue Devils."It's hard to describe," UNC coach Mike Fox said.

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Hot Offense Fuels UNC to Victory

With four minutes remaining in the first half, North Carolina coach Jenny Slingluff Levy was probably wondering what had happened to her Tar Heels.Playing unranked Virginia Tech at Fetzer Field, the No. 8 North Carolina women's lacrosse team led 5-1.

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Coyne's Control Gives Tar Heel Defense Confidence

After two straight close losses, North Carolina junior goalie Melissa Coyne faced another top-10 women's lacrosse team Saturday. No. 9 Virginia came to Henry Stadium, and Coyne was ready.Coyne's seven saves helped the eighth-ranked Tar Heels improve to 4-3, 1-2 in the ACC in their 15-12 victory. She will again put her skills to the test against Virginia Tech today for a 5 p.m. opening draw at Fetzer Field.

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Women's Tennis Wins In Dramatic Fashion

North Carolina women's tennis player Kendrick Bunn was drenched in sweat, and she was breathing heavily.When South Carolina's Lynn-Yin Tan put a backhand into the net, Bunn was finally able to celebrate a singles victory and a 4-3 win for the Tar Heels.

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Softball Blanks Lady Paladins

Smallball was the name of the game Tuesday afternoon at Finley Field. Bunts, singles and advancing runners were the catalysts to success. Great pitching didn't hurt either as the North Carolina softball team swept a doubleheader against Furman, winning 3-0 and 5-0.Radara McHugh put together a nine-strikeout, seven-inning shutout in the first game. Michael Parrott followed with a seven-strikeout, complete-game shutout.A sacrifice fly, an RBI single and great baserunning accounted for all three runs in the first game.

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Stone's Career Day Boosts Tar Heels

Midfielder Lindsay Stone opened her junior campaign with a bang as the North Carolina women's lacrosse team began its regular season Sunday.She didn't let the rain stop her offensive fireworks as she scored four goals to help the Tar Heels crush Davidson 17-3. Stone responded to the Wildcats' only goal of the first half with her first goal.

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Spring Sports - Rowing Seniors Come Full Circle in 2001

"Pick it up," yells the coxswain. The race begins as the blades knife through the surface of the water with unparalleled fury.The eight-meter shell's speed increases with the pull of both the starboard and portside. The shell cuts through the water with the machine-like efficiency of the stroke of the team.Yet people outside the rowing community might not know or understand one of the most competitive women's sports at North Carolina.People probably also do not know the outlook for this spring's team of rowers.

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