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By Ken Murray, The Baltimore Sun | May 29, 2010
Northwestern outlasted North Carolina with a coolly efficient attack Friday night, 15-10, to avenge its only loss of 2010 and join Maryland in Sunday's NCAA Division I lacrosse championship. The largest crowd ever to watch a women's college lacrosse game in the U.S. — announced at 8,762 at Towson University's Johnny Unitas Stadium — saw the five-time defending champions pummel North Carolina for 10 second-half goals. Player of the Year finalist Katrina Dowd and teammates Danielle Spencer and Erin Fitzgerald each scored three goals for the Wildcats (20-1)
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By Terry Foy and Inside Lacrosse | July 3, 2014
Loyola Maryland assistant coach David Metzbower will join North Carolina's lacrosse coaching staff as the offensive coordinator, multiple sources have told Inside Lacrosse. Metzbower will replace Pat Myers, the Tar Heels' former offensive coach and recruiting coordinator, who was let go in May and has since been hired at Penn. Metzbower joins the staff of fellow Loyola High alumnus Joe Breschi, a Baltimore native, after spending the 2013 and 2014 seasons at Loyola, where he took over for Dan Chemotti in the wake of the Greyhounds' national championship campaign in 2012.
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By From Sun news services | November 10, 2009
Isiah Thomas stood on the sideline and ordered his undersized Florida International team to spread the court against the defending national champions. That's when North Carolina's Deon Thompson walked over and teasingly asked why Thomas had to make the bigger Tar Heels defend so much on the perimeter. "He just started laughing and said, 'Man, that's the only thing I can do,' " Thompson said. Yes, the Tar Heels (1-0) were too talented and just too big in their 88-72 victory over the Golden Panthers (0-1)
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By Aaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun | May 14, 2014
The timing couldn't have been much worse for offensive tackle James Hurst when he broke his left leg during North Carolina's bowl game in late December. As a senior last season, Hurst was projected by draft analysts to land in either the second or third round, until he got hurt. Because of the injury, Hurst could not play in the Senior Bowl or participate in the NFL scouting combine. And he still wasn't 100 percent by his pro day workout this spring. If not for that unfortunate set of circumstances, Hurst probably would have been drafted instead of being signed to a free-agent deal by the Ravens this week.
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By Jeff Barker | jeff.barker@baltsun.com | February 6, 2010
North Carolina's charter flight landed at BWI Marshall Airport on Friday afternoon as the winter storm was intensifying. The Tar Heels headed immediately to Maryland's campus for a practice session that normally would have taken place in Chapel Hill, N.C. The storm meant that everything was moved up a day. Instead of practicing on their own campus Friday and departing today, the Tar Heels left Friday and got permission to practice on Maryland's court....
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By Jonas Shaffer and The Baltimore Sun | March 26, 2012
Saturday's Maryland-North Carolinamen's lacrosse showdown in Chapel Hill, N.C., was a fight to the finish - right up to the point where it actually became one. The two teams didn't shed their lacrosse gloves for boxing gloves as a bench-clearing brawl began in the final minute of the Tar Heels' 11-10 win , but that certainly didn't stop the fisticuffs before a national television audience. As you can see in the video below, in a matter of seconds, Tar Heels attackman Greg McBride goes from lying on the Fetzer Field grass to on the attack.
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By Jeff Barker | jeff.barker@baltsun.com | February 7, 2010
The snow-covered campus was closed and navigating area roads was dicey. But for Maryland students and their hot-shooting basketball team, Comcast Center turned out to be the perfect place -- and North Carolina the perfect victim -- to spend a frigid Sunday afternoon. Playing in front of an even more boisterous crowd than usual, the Terps (16-6, 6-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) continued their home-court success against conference foes by routing the Tar Heels, 92-71. Maryland has won its four ACC games here by an average of 19 points.
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By From Sun staff reports | April 11, 2010
Steele Stanwick (Loyola) scored three goals and assisted on one to power the top-ranked Virginia men's lacrosse team past No. 2 North Carolina, 7-5, in an Atlantic Coast Conference matchup at the Konica Minolta Big City Classic on Saturday in front of an announced 25,710 at New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. The Cavaliers improved to 11-0, 2-0 and the Tar Heels fell to 10-1, 2-1. The record crowd for a regular-season game...
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By Rich Scherr and SPECIAL TO THE BALTIMORE SUN | April 4, 2010
On a day when Johns Hopkins continued to struggle at the offensive end, it was the return of one of the nation's top attackmen - North Carolina's Billy Bitter -that ultimately made the biggest difference. Bitter, who missed last weekend's game against Maryland with a strained calf muscle in his left leg, scored a game-high four goals, providing a spark that the No. 12 Blue Jays simply couldn't match in an 11-7 loss Saturday to the No. 3 Tar Heels before an announced 4,012 at Homewood Field.
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By From Sun staff reports | March 11, 2010
Thomas Wood scored five goals and Billy Bitter had four as the No. 3 North Carolina men beat host No. 8 Duke, 13-7, Wednesday night. For a second straight year, the Tar Heels (6-0, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) have started the season with a 6-0 record. The Blue Devils (2-3, 0-2) had won 11 straight against Carolina. Bitter and Wood scored the first two goals of the game as the Tar Heels took a 3-0 advantage after the first quarter and never looked back. Max Quinzani had a hat trick for Duke.
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From Sun staff reports | May 11, 2014
No. 5 Denver started a four-goal run late in the first quarter and led visiting North Carolina 5-1 at the break in a 9-5 Division I first-round win Saturday. Attackman Zach Miller and midfielder Erik Adamson paced the Pioneers (15-2) with two goals each, while attackman Joey Sankey had two for the Tar Heels. A three-goal run from the third quarter into the fourth put Denver ahead 8-3, and North Carolina (10-5) could not come back. The Pioneers advance to a quarterfinal game against the winner of Drexel-Penn.
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From Sun staff reports | April 26, 2014
Brooke Griffin (South River) tied an Atlantic Coast Conference tournament record with seven goals as top-seeded Maryland defeated fifth-seeded Virginia, 15-9, in a semifinal at Boston College on Friday. Griffin's seven goals tied the tournament record set by Maryland's Jen Adams against North Carolina in the 1999 semifinals and matched by Virginia's Tyler Leachman against North Carolina in 2006 semifinals. The Terps took an 8-2 halftime lead before trading goals with Virginia in the second half.
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From Sun staff reports | April 13, 2014
Kayla Treanor scored a career-high seven goals and host No. 3 Syracuse upset top-ranked North Carolina, 12-9, on Saturday. The win is the second ever for the Orange (13-1, 5-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) against the top team in the nation and ties Syracuse with the Tar Heels (12-2, 5-1) for first place in the conference. The Orange beat then-No. 1 Florida, 14-13, in double overtime in the semifinals of the 2012 NCAA tournament. "I thought our players performed excellent against the No. 1 team in the country," Syracuse coach Gary Gait said.
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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 Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | March 29, 2014
No. 10 Johns Hopkins allowed a three-goal advantage in the second quarter to slip through its fingers as No. 6 North Carolina scored eight of the second half's 10 goals to finish off a 13-9 victory at Homewood Field. The loss was the third in a row for the Blue Jays, who missed the NCAA tournament last season for the first time since 1971. They host a pair of ranked teams in No. 12 Albany and No. 7 Maryland the next two weeks. A consistent rain Saturday - heavy at times - pelted both teams and an announced 1,857, who watched junior attackman Joey Sankey provide the fireworks for the Tar Heels (8-2)
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By Mike Preston | mike.preston@baltsun.com and Baltimore Sun reporter | March 27, 2010
If this was the game that proved North Carolina's program had arrived, then the No. 3 Tar Heels have made a major statement. On a day when their top attackman, Billy Bitter, didn't play because of a leg injury and their top midfielder, Sean DeLaney left the game in the third quarter holding his ribs, North Carolina still had too much in a 9-7 win against No. 5 Maryland before a near-capacity crowd of 4,542 at Fetzer Field. Maryland couldn't control Tar Heels freshman attackman Marcus Holman (Gilman)
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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 25, 2014
Freshman midfielder Stephen Kelly (Calvert Hall) underwent surgery on his broken right wrist this week and will be out indefinitely for No. 6 North Carolina, including Saturday's game against No. 10 Johns Hopkins in Baltimore. Kelly suffered the injury in the first quarter of last Tuesday's 13-10 win over Harvard but completed the game, winning 13 faceoffs against and getting eight ground balls. He missed Saturday's 11-8 victory over then-No. 1 Maryland. North Carolina used Brent Armstrong (6-for-16)
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