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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | March 25, 2013
Prior to Saturday, No. 10 North Carolina had yet to string together two consecutive wins in 2013 and was just one game above .500 heading into a pivotal road contest against top-ranked and Atlantic Coast Conference foe Maryland. But that didn't prevent the Tar Heels from pulling off one of the biggest upsets of the season as they tagged the Terps with their first loss of the year in a 10-8 victory at Byrd Stadium in College Park. Maryland (6-1) may have been the team with all of the accolades and the momentum, but it also had all of the pressure, according to North Carolina senior attackman Marcus Holman.
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From Sun staff reports | April 19, 2014
Madison Cyr (Winters Mill) scored the go-ahead goal on an assist from Jenna Mosketti (Fallston) with 10:20 left as host No. 16 Penn State beat No. 5 Johns Hopkins, 12-10, in women's lacrosse Friday night. Mosketti gave the Nittany Lions (9-6, 3-3 American Lacrosse Conference) an 11-9 lead with 1:04 left before the teams traded goals in the final 39 seconds. The Blue Jays (12-3, 2-3), led by Taylor D'Amore with four goals, scored the game's first three goals and led 7-4 at halftime.
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Baltimore Sun staff | November 22, 2012
The Maryland football team might be without another one of its captains in Saturday's season finale at North Carolina. Defensive tackle Joe Vellano has been listed as doubtful on Maryland's injury report. The fifth-year senior is battling an ankle injury. If Vellano misses Saturday's game, he will be the third Terps captain sidelined, joining quarterback C.J. Brown (ACL) and linebacker Demetrius Hartsfield (ACL). Senior wide receiver Kevin Dorsey, who is healthy, is Maryland's fourth captain.
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By Edward Lee and The Baltimore Sun | April 16, 2014
During a 7-0 opening stretch, Maryland averaged 13.1 goals per game. Since then, the Terps are 2-2 and have scored 10.5 goals per game - a number that would drop to 7.7 if a 19-6 thumping of Robert Morris on April 2 was left out of the equation. The sudden power outage is eerily similar to last year's progression, as that squad scored at least 10 goals in its first six games before failing to reach the double-digit mark in six of the last eight. But coach John Tillman did not sound alarmed about the offense's inability to find success against No. 7 North Carolina (eight goals in a three-goal loss)
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By Mike Preston | March 26, 2010
R ebuilding North Carolina's men's lacrosse program has been a gradual process for second-year coach Joe Breschi, but another major step will be taken if the No. 3 Tar Heels can defeat No. 5 Maryland on Saturday in Chapel Hill, N.C. The Tar Heels surprised some teams last year when they advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals before losing, 12-11, to Duke, but they haven't snuck up on anybody this year. It's no longer a question whether Breschi can rebuild North Carolina, but when the Tar Heels will arrive.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | February 25, 2012
The North Carolina men's lacrosse team rallied from a three-goal deficit in the second half to nip host Navy, 9-8, on Saturday, but there was no convincing R.J. Wickham about which team was the real victor. "I was disappointed we lost because as hard as we played, I don't feel like they deserve it," the senior goalkeeper said . "I don't feel like they deserved to win. I know they won, but that's basically how I feel. " Wickham's post-game comments were likely rooted in frustration after he and the Midshipmen (1-2)
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Mike Preston | March 23, 2012
When No. 13 North Carolina plays No. 10 Maryland on Saturday, it might be a great time for the Tar Heels to find an identity. They've been nomads for more than a decade. Syracuse has an identity. The Orange likes to run and gun and have great midfielders. Virginia is known for its fast pace, transition and athleticism. When you think of Maryland and Johns Hopkins, you think of physical defense and gritty play. But Carolina? Nothing comes to mind. Even in Joe Breschi's four years as North Carolina's head coach, the Tar Heels still haven't found themselves.
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By Edward Lee | March 22, 2012
North Carolina is clinging to a spot in the top 15, but the No. 13 Tar Heels (5-3) have dropped three of their last five contests. The final score of last Friday's game against Atlantic Coast Conference foe Duke was 13-11, but North Carolina trailed, 9-3, at halftime and 10-3 5 minutes, 46 seconds into the third quarter. So it would appear that No. 10 Maryland, which visits Chapel Hill, N.C., this Saturday, is getting the Tar Heels at an opportune time. But coach John Tillman pointed out that in 2011, the Terps were riding a four-game winning streak and North Carolina had lost two games before the Tar Heels beat Maryland, 11-6, in College Park.
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By Edward Lee and The Baltimore Sun | February 25, 2012
A series that had been relatively even has begun shifting to one side. No. 4 North Carolina (3-0) has won four of the past five meetings, including an 11-4 win on Feb. 25, 2010 that was Navy's worst loss to the Tar Heels since 1998. The Midshipmen (1-1) are looking to rebound from Sunday's 13-7 setback to Jacksonville. Here are a few factors that could influence the outcome at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on Saturday. 1) Taking advantage of extra-man advantages. Navy is averaged 10.5 goals per game thus far, but that number was inflated by the team's 14-goal outburst against VMI. The offense mustered just seven goals in a seven-goal loss to Jacksonville, and the unit's futility was aided by going 0-for-3 on man-up opportunities.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | March 24, 2013
All is not lost at Maryland. At least that's what the top-ranked Terps are saying after absorbing their first loss of the season via a 10-8 upset by No. 10 North Carolina Saturday at Byrd Stadium in College Park. Maryland's first setback was compounded by questionable shot selection, an exposed defense, and an unusual case of nerves as the Tar Heels built a convincing advantage and then withstood an attempted comeback. Redshirt junior goalkeeper Niko Amato said the loss would give the players an opportunity to do a little soul-searching.
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By Katherine Dunn and The Baltimore Sun | April 14, 2014
Maryland's women's lacrosse team took over the No. 1 ranking in Monday's Inside Lacrosse Brine Division I Women's Media Poll Top 20. Johns Hopkins also rose to its highest ranking of the season at No. 5, up from No. 8 thanks to a 12-11 overtime victory at then-No. 5 Northwestern on Sunday. The Terps (15-1) rebounded from their 17-15 loss at North Carolina on April 5 with wins over Princeton, 8-7, and Virginia, 13-8. They moved from No. 2 to No. 1 after North Carolina's 12-9 loss to Syracuse on Saturday.
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From Sun staff reports | April 13, 2014
 Midfielder Billy Ward scored the game-winner in the second overtime period as host No. 8 Syracuse (8-3, 2-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) beat No. 4 North Carolina, 11-10, on Saturday, ending the Tar Heels' four-game winning streak. North Carolina (9-3, 2-3) led 6-3 late in the second quarter, but the Orange recovered and tied the game with eight seconds left in regulation. No. 16 Hofstra 10, No. 6 Cornell 9, OT: Pride midfielder Mike Malave's goal in the first minute of overtime dealt the Big Red its third consecutive loss after it started the season 9-0. After Cornell (9-3)
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By Larry Perl, Baltimore Sun Media Group | April 11, 2014
Roland Park academic team falls short in finals An academic team at Roland Park Elementary/Middle School gained the finals of the National Academic League for the first time, but lost to a team in North Carolina. The championship between a team of 4th, 5th and 6th graders at Roland Park Elementary/Middle and a team in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school district in North Carolina was staged in Baltimore and Charlotte via teleconferencing on April 10. The Roland Park team competed from the school board meeting room in the Baltimore City public school system's administration building, on North Avenue.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | March 30, 2014
After No. 10 Johns Hopkins pulled within two goals of No. 6 North Carolina at 10-8 just 1 minute, 53 seconds into the fourth quarter Saturday, the Tar Heels' Joey Sankey hung up long-stick midfielder Michael Pellegrino in front of the net and stood behind the cage for about two minutes. Blue Jays fans screamed for a stalling call on Sankey, but officials - sticking to a recent rule change - did not assess the stall until Pellegrino stepped out of the crease. As the 30-second shot clock wound down to zero, Sankey scored off a pass from senior attackman Pat Foster (Boys' Latin)
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | March 29, 2014
Johns Hopkins has a 24-18 advantage in its series with North Carolina,  but the Tar Heels have won six of the last seven meetings. The Blue Jays, who are 3-1 at home, will play their next three games at Homewood Field. No. 6 North Carolina (7-2) knocked Maryland from the ranks of the unbeaten with an 11-8 decision on Saturday and has upset No. 1 teams in each of the past three years. The Tar Heels are just one of two teams in Division I ranked in the top five in both scoring and defense -- No. 1 Loyola is the other.
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By Katherine Dunn and The Baltimore Sun | March 27, 2014
Maryland is off to a 12-0 start for the 12th time program history and the fifth time in the last six years. The No. 2 Terps, however, are about to run into the toughest stretch of their season, facing No. 4 Boston College Saturday and No. 1 North Carolina on April 5. The Terps have never lost to Boston College, but second-year coach Acacia Walker , a former Terps All-American, has the Eagles at their highest ranking ever. Walker was the Eagles' offensive coordinator for two years before taking the head coaching job, and she's had the attack surging the past few years behind a couple of high-scoring juniors, attacker Covie Stanwick and midfielder Mikaela Rix , both two-time All-Atlantic Coast Conference players and veterans of the 2011 world champion U.S. Under-19 team.
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The Baltimore Sun | March 18, 2013
Freshman attackman Michael Guerin of Kent (Conn.) School has orally committed to North Carolina, joining a select group who have chosen a college before making their official high school debuts. Guerin, a left-hander, is a member of the New England Select Lacrosse League 2016 Black team, according to the league website. He also played on the NESLL under-15 team that took fifth at the US Lacrosse U-15 National Championships last summer. Guerin is a member of the U-15 national team that will compete in Florida this summer.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | February 18, 2013
Maryland's fight to get out of its $52 million exit fee for leaving the Atlantic Coast Conference in 2014 took an unpleasant - but not unexpected - turn Monday when a North Carolina judge refused a motion by the school to drop a lawsuit filed by the ACC in November. The ACC sued Maryland when university officials announced in November that the school was leaving for the Big Ten after being a charter member of the ACC. According to a spokesman for Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler, Guilford County Superior Court Judge John O. Craig III denied a motion filed by attorneys for Maryland last month.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | March 25, 2014
As frustrating as a loss can be, coaches often like to say how it can be a learning experience for their teams. Count John Tillman as one who would have preferred trying to improve Maryland after a win rather than Saturday's 11-8 loss to Atlantic Coast Conference rival North Carolina. “I think knowing that you have a conference and are trying to win your conference, losses are losses,” the Terps coach said during his weekly conference call on Tuesday morning. “What you would hope is that you could still win games and learn from that.
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