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How UNC Eked Past Penn State In Women's Lacrosse Final FourThe first Division I women's lacrosse semifinal Friday at Talen Energy Stadium gave us more excitement than expected. Third-seeded North Carolina was the favorite, but Penn State tested the Tar Heels and almost completed another shocking upset victory. (Lacrosse Magazine)
UNC Men's Lacrosse Reaches Summit With Collective Effort, EmotionThere they sat in their team meeting room, refreshed from an exhilarating 13-9 NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals win against No. 3 seed Notre Dame two days earlier. Head coach Joe Breschi and captains Jake Matthai and Austin Pifani were ready to talk about where the North Carolina Tar Heels have been and where they’re headed. (Inside Lacrosse)
Carly Reed's Journey From Reserve Attacker to Starting Midfielder Lifts UNC Into National Title GameCarly Reed was quick to correct something. No, doves didn’t descend from the sky holding aloft her bathrobe waiting for her to get out of bed Friday morning. In fact, the North Carolina junior midfielder didn’t feel well at all. She had a blazing headache, the kind that seeps into your bone marrow. (Inside Lacrosse)
Past, present and future of UNC lacrosse's Kelly family converge at Final FourThe family reunions happen every spring day inside North Carolina's Loudermilk Center for Excellence. Before he sees cousin Patrick at practice, or before he catches up with cousin Timmy in the locker room, Stephen Kelly will walk past uncles David and Bryan. (Baltimore Sun)
Turner's Take: This Is What You Work ForUNC women's lacrosse has fewer than 48 hours before they are back in the national championship game, where they were three years ago and triumphed, where they were a year ago and experienced heartbreak. This is what they play for, and here they are. "This is what you live for since you started playing lacrosse. Getting to the game on Sunday is a dream come true." (GoHeels.com)
North Carolina-Loyola and Maryland-Brown in men's lacrosse semisThe semifinals are scheduled to take place at the Linc on Saturday, with North Carolina (10-6) taking on Loyola (14-3) at noon and Maryland (16-2) facing off against Brown (16-2) at 2:30 p.m. The weekend will culminate in a Memorial Day championship set for 1 p.m. "We're certainly the underdogs," UNC coach Joe Breschi said Friday. (Philadelphia Inquirer)
Marie McCool, North Carolina get back to NCAA lacrosse championshipNorth Carolina doesn’t do easy. The Tar Heels defining statistic is probably degree of difficulty. The Heels’ tight, down to the final shot 12-11 national semifinal win over Penn State on Friday was typical UNC. The Tar Heels earned a rematch of last year’s NCAA championship game against Maryland on Sunday at noon. (Burlington County Times)
UNC Women's Lacrosse Advances To NCAA Championship GameThe UNC women's lacrosse team is back in the NCAA championship game for the second straight year and the third time in four years after the #3 Tar Heels defeated Penn State 12-11 Friday in the national semifinals. UNC will play for the national championship at 12 noon on Sunday against the winner of Friday's second semifinal game between top-seeded Maryland and fourth-seeded Syracuse. (GoHeels.com)
Video: UNC Women's Lacrosse Edges Penn State 12-11 in NCAA SemisCarly Reed tied her career high with five goals to lead Carolina as the Tar Heels advanced to the national title game with a 12-11 win over Penn State on May 27, 2016.
Turner's Take: Business Trip, TooJoe Breschi had planned to be in Philadelphia this weekend. In 1991, the Carolina men's lacrosse team won the NCAA Division I Tournament with an 18-13 victory over Towson. Breschi was a young first-year assistant to Dave Klarmann that season. That team will celebrate the 25th anniversary of its title win at halftime of the men's championship game on Monday. (GoHeels.com)
UNC men's lacrosse playing for Joe Breschi and his son the rest of the wayJoe Breschi didn’t want to cry anymore. He had done that enough already. When the North Carolina men’s lacrosse team upset Marquette in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on May 14, it booked a trip to Columbus, Ohio for the national quarterfinal. It was a place Breschi knew all too well. (Daily Tar Heel)
Video: UNC Women's Lacrosse Pre-Final Four Practice & Stick TricksFreshman attacker Gianna Bowe walks GoHeelsTV through Day 2 in Philadelphia at the Final Four. UNC plays Penn State Friday, May 27th at 5pm in Talen Enegy Stadium.
Carly Davis, UNC women's lacrosse look for another titleIn her collegiate career, Carly Davis knows what it’s like to win a championship and what’s it’s like to come up just short. The Skaneateles native was a redshirt freshman on the University of North Carolina women’s lacrosse team that won the program’s first NCAA Division I championship in 2013 and played on the Tar Heels squad that fell in the national title game to Maryland last season. (Auburn (NY) Citizen)
It all comes down to this for final four men's lacrosse teamsEach team comes to Philadelphia carrying some baggage. For UNC, it's making its first final four appearance since 1993. For Loyola Maryland, it's returning for the first time since winning the title in 2012. For Brown, owners of the high-flying offense, it's being in the semifinals for the first time since the mid-1990s. And Maryland? The Terps have been here before. (Baltimore Sun)
Turner's Take: Business TripJenny Levy had planned to be in Philadelphia this weekend. In 1991, the Carolina men's lacrosse team won the NCAA Division I Tournament with an 18-13 victory over Towson. Levy's husband Dan was on that Tar Heel team. Jenny Levy's team will be in Philadelphia this weekend as well, on a mission to win a title of their own. (GoHeels.com)