Battle of Two Champions

Denver Pioneers vs Canisius Golden Griffins (Photo credit: Ian Neadle)
March 3, 2017

The Denver Pioneers host defending NCAA champion UNC on Saturday. The Pios enter with an undefeated record and No. 1 standing across all three major polls, while UNC is 3-1 with their one loss coming against their strongest opponent so far in Johns Hopkins. In their performance last week against Canisius, freshman Ethan Walker came up large in his debut, the first rookie to beat the record from 2000 set…

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Hopkins Handles Heels 13-5

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February 28, 2017

Chapel Hill, North Carolina – The Johns Hopkins Blue Jays were stout defensively, limiting the defending national champion University of North Carolina Tar Heels to just five goals, and left Chapel Hill with a 13-5 win. Offensively, the Jays scored nine goals in the second half and defensively held the Heels to one goal in the first half. Senior attackman Wilkins Dismuke scored the opening two goals of the game….

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UNC Shocks Maryland 13-7 for Women’s National Title

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June 3, 2016

Three years ago, the North Carolina women’s lacrosse team ended Maryland’s bid for a perfect season, beating the Terrapins in the 2013 National Championship Game. That game went to triple overtime and was played at Villanova University, just outside of Philadelphia. On Sunday, UNC ended the Terrapins’ 26-game winning streak at Talen Energy Stadium, home of the Philadelphia Union of Major League Soccer. In the end, the result was the…

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NCAA Lacrosse Championship: UNC’s OT Win an Instant Classic

PHILADELPHIA, PA - MAY 30: The North Carolina Tar Heels celebrate after defeating the Maryland Terrapins in overtime in the NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship at Lincoln Financial Field on May 30, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Tar Heels defeated the Terrapins 14-13. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
May 31, 2016

If there was ever an NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship game to see, it was this one. Maryland and North Carolina came down to the wire and then some. 1st Quarter Things got off to a hot start for the Tar Heels as they won the first face-off of the game and scored just over a minute into the game thanks to Luke Goldstock, his first of the game. Stephen Kelly…

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Tar Heels Advance To Title Game; First Since 1993

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May 28, 2016

In the opening game of the NCAA Final Four weekend, we had the U.N.C. Tar Heels defeat the Loyola Greyhounds 18-13.  This game was not as close as the score indicates. Chris Cloutier (So.) scored nine goals overall, tying the all time mark for goals in a playoff game.  Six of the nine were scored in the first half alone as the Heels led 14-5.  Pontrello, Kelly, Goldstock all scored…

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NCAA Lacrosse Final Four: North Carolina And Loyola Get Things Started

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May 27, 2016

Memorial Day Weekend is here, and that means some of the best lacrosse teams convene to decide a National Champion. The North Carolina Tar Heels and the Loyola Greyhounds get things kicked off at noon at Lincoln Financial Field (and on ESPN2), while Maryland and Brown follow. Make sure you read Brendan Staudt’s preview of the second semifinal game as well! Philadelphia Area Locals Both teams each have four kids…

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North Carolina Makes First Final Four Since 1993

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May 23, 2016

The quarterfinals of the 2016 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Tournament concluded, and now we know who will be going to the semi-finals at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The University of North Carolina Tar Heels will join Maryland, Brown, and Loyola as they defeated the Notre Dame Fighting Irish 13-9, their first semi-finals appearance since 1993. The first quarter was a back-and-forth between both teams. North Carolina got things started…

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NCAA Lacrosse Tournament: Marquette Hosts First Playoff Game, Faces UNC

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May 13, 2016

The Marquette Golden Eagles will host the first NCAA tournament game played in Wisconsin after clinching the six seed in this year’s road to Philadelphia. No easy task for the Golden Eagles as University of North Carolina, one of four ACC teams in the tournament, rolls into Valley Fields for faceoff, Saturday, May 14, 1:30 p.m. Central Time. North Carolina (8-6) makes its 31st appearance in the NCAA tournament, looking…

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May Madness: Conference Semifinals Create Chaos

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May 6, 2016

One word to summarize what happened Thursday: wow. All of the conferences except the ACC and Patriot League (who already finished their tournaments last week) and the Ivy League (who play Friday and Sunday) had their semifinals yesterday, and it brought some big results that will affect plenty of bubble teams. America East: Vermont 10, #15 Stony Brook 9; Hartford 11, #4 Albany 10 (OT) You read those scores right. Vermont…

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College Lacrosse Weekend Preview Part 2: Defense And The Other Stuff

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April 23, 2016

Yesterday was the Patriot League’s turn to showcase their talent. Loyola beat Army, Bucknell dominated Lehigh, and Holy Cross beat Boston University for the sixth and final spot in the Patriot League Tournament. Today and tomorrow, it’s everyone else, and a major theme here is defense, because they win championships. Let’s get right to the games: SATURDAY #6 Albany @ #4 Yale – Noon This would be the Game of…

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