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Four to Be Reckoned With: Women's Lacrosse Holds on Late for Win

DURHAM - In the five previous ACC women's lacrosse tournaments, Maryland won four, including the last three in a row. Its dominance in the tournament fit the description of a budding dynasty. Not this year. North Carolina had been in the conference title game twice before this year. The Tar Heels came up short both times, losing 17-6 to Maryland in 2000. Not this year. A UNC player has never won the award for most valuable player. Maryland players have been named tourney MVP four times. Not this year.

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Women's Lacrosse Routs Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt couldn't get out of the way. The No. 8 Commodores were frozen on the tracks, and the No. 4 North Carolina express train ran right over them for its fifth win in a row. In its regular-season home finale, the women's lacrosse team won 14-6 at Henry Stadium on Friday. But the final score wasn't indicative of the actual competitiveness of the game. Vanderbilt (7-3) scored three goals in the final nine minutes of a game that was sometimes sloppy, but dominated by the Tar Heels (10-2) throughout.

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UNC Romps in 2nd Straight Opener

It's getting to be a tradition. The North Carolina women's lacrosse team defeated Davidson 17-3 on Sunday at Henry Stadium to begin the season, just like they defeated the Wildcats 17-3 in Chapel Hill in the first game last season. Despite the high goal total at the game's end, both teams started out slow. But while UNC was able to pick up its pace, Davidson never got out of first gear. In the eighth minute, senior attacker Erin McInnes got things going for the Tar Heels, scoring from a pass by sophomore Brooke Young.

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Swimmers Shift Gears for ACCs

The game has changed. All season long, the ACC's swimming and diving teams have been training and competing in relatively inconsequential dual meets -- all in preparation for something bigger at the end of the season. Those teams will see if all that work has paid off when the ACC women's championships begin today in College Park, Md. "(The ACCs) and the NCAA (championships) are the two weeks that you swim the other 50 weeks of the year for," said North Carolina coach Frank Comfort. The event will be markedly different than the dual meets of the regular season.

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Krebs, UNC Divers Ready for Tourneys

Happy birthday, Stephen Krebs. The junior celebrated his 21st birthday on Friday by winning the 1-meter diving event against N.C. State and eating cake and ice cream with his teammates afterward. But everything wasn't merry for the North Carolina's diving squad on Krebs' birthday. N.C. State took first in the men's 3-meter and the women's 1- and 3-meter events. North Carolina diving coach Nunzio Esposto said his divers were trying out some different techniques during the meet, and that might have hurt their scores.

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Cavs Sweep in Swimming Dual Meet

After he took a quick glance at the scoreboard, Virginia swimmer Bo Greenwood whipped his head toward the stands and raised a dripping, triumphant fist in the air. His celebration was met with an eruption of cheers from a faction of Cavalier supporters. The scene following Greenwood's win in the 200-yard individual medley repeated itself often Saturday. Virginia's men's and women's swimming and diving teams defeated North Carolina at Koury Natatorium in a meet that UNC coach Frank Comfort described as "without a doubt" the most important dual meet of the season.

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Quinn Makes Splash in Return

All-American breaststroker Sean Quinn has broken several records since he has been a member of the North Carolina men's swimming team. But he had never broken a bone in his life until this past November. That was when Quinn stepped off a curb and rolled his ankle, fracturing a bone and straining tendons in his left foot. The injury forced him to miss two meets, but Quinn returned to competition Sunday as North Carolina hosted Clemson in Chapel Hill. It was his first meet since Nov. 3. "It was really stupid," Quinn said of the injury.

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Testo Reminds USC of Skills

It didn't take long for North Carolina forward David Testo to remind South Carolina what it has been missing this season. Testo, a junior transfer from USC, had the game against his former school circled on his calendar all season. "I couldn't wait for this game, but I could have done without it too," Testo said. "It was just an awkward situation." Testo had a chance to show his old team what it is like to compete against him instead of with him, and he took advantage of the opportunity early.

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UNC `Seizes the Moment' Against Lower-Tier Foe

North Carolina's swimming and diving team was in that situation Tuesday when it hosted Duke. UNC's coach, Frank Comfort, said the Tar Heels haven't lost to Duke since 1938, when the two schools met at a YMCA in Durham. UNC dominated Duke again, taking first place in 24 of the 32 events. North Carolina men's team captain Chris Helin described the competition as an intense practice. "It's nothing really too big," Helin said.

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Men's Soccer Extends Win Streak to Nine

Men's Soccer Old Dominion 0 UNC 2 Ranked sixth in the nation and facing an unranked Old Dominion, North Carolina's men's soccer team was supposed to win. And the Tar Heels did - but barely. Two late goals by David Stokes and Marcus Storey gave UNC (13-2, 3-1) a 2-0 victory against ODU (7-5-1) Wednesday at Fetzer Field. The win increased UNC's winning streak to 9 games, and it was the fifth game in a row that ended in a shutout. After playing N.C. State on Sunday, the Tar Heels weren't fresh for the game, and their fatigue showed in the first half.

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