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Historic Weekend For Greg Duncan, Olympic Sports Notes

Competing in the ACC Championships for the first time, freshman Greg Duncan accomplished a feat no North Carolina male diver had achieved in 60 years. Duncan won the three-meter diving competition on Wednesday and the one-meter diving event on Thursday. In doing so, he became the first Tar Heel to sweep the springboard events since 1958.

McCool, Ortega Lead No. 7 UNC Women's Lacrosse By Liberty, 23-4

Seventh-ranked North Carolina got seven goals from senior Marie McCool and five from freshman Jamie Ortega to beat Liberty, 23-4, Sunday at Kenan Stadium. McCool tied her career high with the seven goals that came on just eight shots. McCool also scored seven goals against Louisville in 2017. The UNC record for goals in a game is eight, set in 2002.

UNC men's lacrosse survives calm before storm with another overtime win

North Carolina's 12-11 win over Lehigh on Saturday was UNC’s second consecutive overtime affair after beating Furman, 15-14, in an extra frame on Feb. 10. Head coach Joe Breschi says those unexpectedly-close games were good for the team — even if they caused some stress. “The tightness of the games has been great for us,” he said.

Perry's Overtime Game-Winner Sends UNC Men's Lacrosse Past Lehigh

For the second straight Saturday, the UNC men's lacrosse team needed overtime to prevail as William Perry's fourth goal of the game with 36 seconds elapsed in extra time gave the Tar Heels a 12-11 win over Lehigh at Kenan Stadium (Highlights). Seven days ago it was Justin Anderson who scored 31 seconds into overtime to lift the Tar Heels past Furman.

UNC Men's Lacrosse Returns To Kenan Saturday To Meet Lehigh

The 2018 UNC men's lacrosse team will conclude a three-game season-opening home stand Saturday when the Tar Heels host the Lehigh University Mountain Hawks at noon. The game will be played at Kenan Stadium. Admission is free. North Carolina opened its 2018 season on February 3 with a 17-10 victory over Lafayette College at Kenan Stadium.

No. 9 UNC Men's Lacrosse Wins in Sudden Victory Over Furman

The ninth-ranked UNC men's lacrosse team weathered a furious second half rally by Furman Saturday to win 15-14 on a Justin Anderson goal 31 seconds into the sudden victory period at Kenan Stadium. Anderson assisted on Chris Cloutier's game-tying goal in regulation and then scored the game-winner in the first overtime period to lift the Tar Heels to 2-0.

James Madison Stuns No. 3 UNC Women’s Lacrosse in Double Overtime

Kristen Gaudian scored a man-down goal in the second overtime period to lift 16th-ranked James Madison to a 15-14, double-overtime win over third-ranked North Carolina on Saturday in the season opener. All-America Marie McCool led the way for the Tar Heels with four goals, one assist and eight draw controls. Ela Hazar had a goal and three assists.

UNC Women's Lacrosse Ready For Another Run

The UNC women's lacrosse team graduated 11 seniors off last year's squad, which won the ACC regular season and tournament championships for a second straight season. Such an exodus of experience and production would garner further attention in most seasons. But for the players who remain, that's been less of a disturbance than the way last season ended.

UNC Men's Lacrosse Hosts Furman Saturday

The 2018 University of North Carolina men's lacrosse team will continue a three-game season-opening homestand Saturday when the Tar Heels host the Furman University Paladins at 12 noon. The game will be played at Kenan Stadium. Admission is free. Richie Meade, UNC Class of 1976, is now in his fifth season as the head coach at Furman.

UNC Women's Lacrosse To Open 2018 At James Madison

The UNC women's lacrosse team will open its 2018 season on Saturday February 10 at James Madison. The Tar Heels and Dukes will take the opening draw at noon in Harrisonburg, Va. The Tar Heels are ranked No. 3 in the nation in both the IWLCA coaches poll and the Cascade media poll. JMU is No. 16 and No. 17, respectively, in the same polls.

Tar Heels Celebrate Girls And Women In Sports

The group of girls had attended the event before. Still, when UNC celebrated the 32nd annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD) on Sunday at Fetzer Gym, each one arrived just as excited about spending the afternoon with Tar Heel student-athletes from nine women's sports teams. Perhaps the largest crowds formed around the rowing station.

Three Tar Heels Named Inside Lacrosse Preseason All-Americas

North Carolina seniors Marie McCool, Ela Hazar and Maggie Bill all grabbed spots on Inside Lacrosse's 2018 Preseason All-America teams, the magazine announced Tuesday. McCool, a midfielder, earned first-team honors, while Hazar, and attacker, and Bill, a midfielder, were on the second team. Redshirt sophomore defender Erin Kelly was an honorable mention.

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.

Balanced Scoring Leads No. 9 UNC Men's Lacrosse Past Lafayette

Ten different Tar Heels scored goals Saturday as the ninth-ranked UNC men's lacrosse team defeated Lafayette 17-10 in both team's season openers at Kenan Stadium (Highlights). The Tar Heels' balanced scoring effort was led by hat tricks by attackman Timmy Kelly and midfielder Tanner Cook as the Tar Heels won their season opener for the 20th year in a row.

North Carolina Men's Lacrosse Preview

College teams across the country deal with the departures of graduating seniors each year. But in his 10th season as coach of the UNC men's lacrosse team, Joe Breschi will be looking to help the Tar Heels overcome the loss of perhaps their deepest senior class in his tenure. Overall, nine of the Tar Heels' 10 seniors played considerable minutes last season.

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