Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Lacrosse.
UNC Men's Lacrosse Falls to No. 5 Duke
No. 5 Duke scored four goals over a span of 5:45 late in the third quarter and early in the fourth quarter to ease past North Carolina 11-10 in men's lacrosse on Friday evening (Highlights
). Duke improved to 9-2 on the season and 1-1 in the ACC while North Carolina fell to 6-5 and 0-1 in the ACC. Offensively, Chris Cloutier had three goals and an assist for the Tar Heels.
UNC Men's Lacrosse Opens ACC Season At Duke Friday
The UNC men's lacrosse team concludes a four-game road swing Friday when the Tar Heels meet the fifth-ranked Duke Blue Devils at 5 p.m. in Durham, N.C. The game will be the ACC opener for Coach Joe Breschi's youthful and banged up Tar Heel team which is looking to end a four-game losing streak. Duke is coming off a loss to ACC rival Syracuse last Saturday.
Olivia Ferrucci's Late Goals Lead No. 5 UNC Women's Lacrosse Past Hokies, 13-12
Olivia Ferrucci scored twice in a 31-second span in the final two minutes to lead the fifth-ranked North Carolina women's lacrosse team to a 13-12 win over No. 17 Virginia Tech at Kenan Stadium on Wednesday afternoon (Highlights
). Ela Hazar became the first UNC player ever to record 100 career assists. She had 99 entering the game and now has 100 in her career.
Cody Roberts Thriving At Leadoff Spot, UNC Olympic Sport Notes
Never in Cody Roberts' baseball career had he batted leadoff. But out of necessity, he's recently assumed that spot in the UNC baseball team's batting order. And both he and the Tar Heels are reaping benefits. Since moving to the top of the order for the series opener against Pittsburgh on March 16, Roberts is batting .393 with a home run, six RBI and 10 runs scored.
No. 18 UNC Men's Lacrosse Falls 11-7 To No. 2 Terrapins
The 18th-ranked UNC men's lacrosse team staged a furious second half rally but as had happened in the previous three games, the Tar Heels fell short, falling to No. 2 Maryland, the defending NCAA champion, 11-7. The game was played in California as part of the Pacific Coast Lacrosse Shootout. This was the second time North Carolina and Maryland met in the game.
No. 2 Boston College Women's Lacrosse Downs No. 5 UNC
Second-ranked Boston College scored six consecutive goals late in the game and beat fifth-ranked North Carolina, 17-11, at the Newton Campus Soccer and Lacrosse Field on Saturday. After Marie McCool scored back-to-back goals for UNC to cut the BC lead to 1 with 13:46 to play in the second half, the Eagles went on a 6-0 run to put the game out of reach.
UNC Men's Lacrosse California Bound To Meet Defending Champion Terrapins
After starting the season with six straight wins, the Tar Heels head to California looking to end a three-game losing streak. UNC and Maryland will play for the 70th time on the lacrosse field on Saturday when the squads tussle in the Pacific Coast Lax Shootout. Maryland leads the all-time series 44-25 and has won four of the last five meetings between the two teams.
Ela Hazar Named ACC Women's Lacrosse Offensive Player Of The Week
North Carolina senior attacker Ela Hazar has been named this week's ACC Women's Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week. Hazar set a UNC program record with eight assists in Carolina's 18-13 win at ninth-ranked Northwestern on Saturday. In the process, she also became North Carolina's career assist leader with 98, eclipsing the previous record of 92.
UNC Men's Lacrosse Loses Heartbreaker At Richmond 11-10
The 13th-ranked University of North Carolina men's lacrosse team rallied from a five-goal deficit in the second half but could not completely climb the mountain, falling at Richmond 11-10 Wednesday at Robins Stadium. The Tar Heels, who also lost by a goal to the Spiders last year in Chapel Hill, dropped their third game in a row and now stand 6-3 on the season.
No. 4 UNC Women's Lacrosse Dominates Elon, 12-1
Ela Hazar had a career-high eight points to lead fourth-ranked North Carolina (5-2) to a 12-1 win over Elon (0-6) on Tuesday afternoon. Hazar had three goals and tied her career high with five assists to move into second place in UNC history in assists. Hazar has 90 career assists, passing Sydney Holman (86) for second place in UNC history behind Becky Lynch (92).
Nicole Greene Makes History, UNC Olympic Sport Notes
It took a seven-round jump-off. Yet in the end, Nicole Greene claimed the NCAA title in the women's high jump, becoming North Carolina's first national champion since 2007. Participating in North Carolina-Duke rivalry for the first time, freshmen Benjamin Sigouin and Mac Kiger proved key in the Tar Heel men's tennis team's 4-3 victory in Durham on Saturday.
Big Second Half Leads No. 5 UNC Women's Lacrosse Past No. 6 Virginia, 13-9
Fifth-ranked North Carolina went on a 9-3 run in the second half and handed sixth-ranked Virginia its first loss of the season, 13-9, on Saturday at Klockner Stadium. With the win, Carolina improved to 4-2 overall this season. Virginia fell to 5-1. The Tar Heels have won 14 of the last 15 meetings against Virginia and improved to 25-13 all-time against the Cavaliers.
Hofstra Starts Strong, Holds Off UNC Men's Lacrosse
Hofstra scored the first eight goals of the game and never looked back in defeating the eighth-ranked UNC men's lacrosse team 12-6 Saturday at James M. Shuart Stadium. North Carolina has now lost back-to-back games to fall to 6-2 and will look to bounce back into the win column when it plays next Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the University of Richmond.
Video: UNC Men's Lacrosse - The Season, Episode 5
The first month of regular season play has tested UNC, Syracuse, Ohio State, and Duke with tight games, wild overtime finishes and some character-building losses. For North Carolina, a special moment takes place during their game with Johns Hopkins to honor a lost legend of the game.
Heilmann Proves It On the Mat, UNC Olympic Sports Notes
When Troy Heilmann took the mat Saturday for the 149-pound title match at the ACC Wrestling Championships, he had already earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Wrestling Championships. But he still had more he wanted to prove. With a 3-1 decision over Virginia Tech's Ryan Blees, Heilmann did just that, claiming the title in his final match at Carmichael Arena.