UNC Olympic Sports Notes
With the return of leading goal scorer Chris Cloutier and top assist-maker Andy Matthews, the UNC men's lacrosse team entered the season featuring another strong attack. Still, someone needed to fill the void created by the departure of Luke Goldstock, who scored 32 goals last season to finish with 120 in his career. That replacement has proven to be junior Timmy Kelly.
Luke Goldstock gets his home game
Some nerves were felt Sunday as the UNC men’s lacrosse team waited to see its draw for the NCAA tournament. After an up-and-down regular season ended with a championship in the ACC tournament, Luke Goldstock and his teammates had little idea where they’d get sent for their first-round game. Luckily, the senior attackman is a little familiar with where his team got sent.
Photos, Analysis: North Carolina Tops Notre Dame in ACC Championship, Clinches Winning Record
The defending NCAA champion North Carolina Tar Heels became the 2017 ACC Champions with a 14-10 win over the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in front of a crowd of 2,325 at Koskinen Stadium on Sunday. Attackman Luke Goldstock led the Tar Heels with four goals, while Chris Cloutier’s hat trick and two from freshman midfielder William Perry carried the load among eight different scorers.
Video: UNC Men's Lacrosse Tops Irish for ACC Title - Highlights
Luke Goldstock and Chris Cloutier combined for seven goals as the Tar Heels topped Notre Dame, 14-10, in the ACC Championship game on April 30, 2017.
UNC Men's Lacrosse Wins ACC Title 14-10 Over No. 6 Notre Dame
Led by Chris Cloutier's MVP performance, the #18 North Carolina Tar Heels defeated #6 Notre Dame 14-10 Saturday in the ACC Championship game. With the win, the Tar Heels become NCAA Tournament eligible at 8-7, winning their first ACC championship since 2013. Luke Goldstock had four goals for the Tar Heels and joined Cloutier on the All-Tournament Team.
Trio of Tar Heel Seniors Named All-ACC in Men's Lacrosse
Three members of coach Joe Breschi's 2017 North Carolina Tar Heel team were named to the All-ACC Team. Senior Luke Goldstock of Niskayuna, N.Y. and senior defensive midfielder Tate Jozokos of Wolfeboro, N.H. were both named to the team for the first time in their careers. Senior Austin Pifani of Roslyn, Pa., is a repeat member of the All-ACC Team.
No 6. UNC Men's Lacrosse Shocks Top-Ranked Denver 13-9
Luke Goldstock scored four goals and had one assist and Brian Balkam made 17 saves, a career high, while allowing just nine goals, as #6 North Carolina whipped #1 Denver 13-9 Saturday at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium. Carolina improves to 4-1 on the season with a great bounceback win after losing at home to Johns Hopkins last Saturday.
Cloutier Sets NCAA Tourney Goals Record, Notches OT Winner
Amid the on-field revelry Monday afternoon at Lincoln Financial Field, Luke Goldstock approached Chris Cloutier with a particularly meaningful souvenir. Goldstock clipped the exact piece of the net Cloutier's game-winning shot hit to seal North Carolina's first national title since 1991 and swapped it for the snippet of nylon the Canadian claimed.
Video: UNC Men's Lacrosse Post National Championship Players Press Conference
Luke Goldstock, Brian Balkam, and Chris Cloutier speak with the media after the Tar Heels down Maryland in overtime, 14-13, for the 2016 NCAA men's lacrosse title.
How Carolina Flipped the Script
The curse was supposed to be North Carolina's now. Luke Goldstock just went to the penalty box for shoving Maryland's Mike McCarney — a dead ball foul that occurred 90 yards away from the ball with 3.8 seconds left in the NCAA men's lacrosse championship game Monday at Lincoln Financial Field.
UNC Men's Lacrosse Doubles Up Michigan In Season Opener
The 2016 version of the UNC men’s lacrosse team opened its season in impressive style Saturday, blasting Michigan 20-10 at Fetzer Field. UNC’s restyled starting attack got five points each from senior Steve Pontrello, junior Luke Goldstock and sophomore Chris Cloutier as the Tar Heels broke the game open by scoring the first seven goals of the second half.
Luke Goldstock embraces UNC Lacrosse's leadership vision
As a sophomore in 2015, Luke Goldstock blended into the third-best scoring offense in men’s lacrosse, even as he set a UNC single-season record with 50 goals. Those 50 goals combined with 17 assists put Goldstock in third in total points for the Tar Heels. No. 1 and No. 2, Jimmy Bitter and Joey Sankey, led the team in points with 78 and 72, respectively.
Third Quarter Surge Lifts Heel Lacrosse Past #1 Denver
Fourth-ranked North Carolina scored five goals in a span of 2:52 early in the third quarter to take the lead for good in defeating top-ranked Denver 12-10 at Navy Field Friday night. The win improved Carolina to 5-0 on the season while the Pioneers fell to 3-1. Chad Tutton had a hat trick for the Tar Heels while Peyton Klawinski and Luke Goldstock each scored a pair of goals.