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UNC Dethrones Maryland in NCAA Women's Lacrosse FinalFor all of the talk about the Maryland women's lacrosse dynasty, North Carolina and the Tar Heels seniors were just as good. Attacker Aly Messinger, midfielder Sammy Jo Tracy and goalie Megan Ward reprised their roles as Terps killers Sunday, as UNC defeated previously unbeaten Maryland 13-7 in the NCAA championship game Sunday. (Lacrosse Magazine)
Tar Heels Crush Previously Undefeated Maryland to Win NCAA Women's Lacrosse TitleThe Tar Heels avenged last season's loss to the two time defending champions with a resounding 13-7 win over Maryland to win the NCAA Championship in women's lacrosse. The title is UNC's second in program history and first since 2013. The loss for Maryland was the Terps first of the season. (Tar Heel Blog)
'Stars Align' as North Carolina Rolls into NCAA Championship GameFrom North Carolina coach Joe Breschi’s perspective, his Tar Heels are rolling 7s and 11s with house money at this point. A seemingly vulnerable program heading into this year’s bracket selection, North Carolina has ridden a “nobody believed in us” philosophy to earn a spot in this year’s championship game. (Inside Lacrosse)
Video: Chris Cloutier Scores 9 Goals vs. Loyola in Final FourUNC sophomore Chris Cloutier had a historic game in the NCAA Semifinals against Loyola, scoring nine goals in the Tar Heels' 18-13 victory. Cloutier set a new career high, a new school record for goals in a game, and has the most goals in a game on championship weekend in NCAA history.
Tar Heels To Meet Terps For NCAA Women's Lacrosse TitleThird-seeded North Carolina (19-2) will try to win its second NCAA championship in women’s lacrosse when it meets top-seeded Maryland (22-0) on Sunday at noon at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, Pa. ESPNU will televise the game nationally. Carolina and Maryland will meet in the national title game for the third time in four years. (GoHeels.com)
Video: UNC Men's Lacrosse Semifinals All-Access vs. LoyolaChris Cloutier scored an NCAA championship weekend record nine goals to lead UNC's unseeded men's lacrosse team to an 18-13 win over seventh-seeded Loyola in the national semifinals at Lincoln Financial Field on Saturday.
Women's Lacrosse: No Surprise Maryland, UNC Last Teams StandingOf course it comes down to Maryland-North Carolina. Or is it North Carolina-Maryland? In any case, the two best women's lacrosse programs in the country over the last four years happen to be the final two teams standing at the end of this season as well. (Lacrosse Magazine)
How UNC Started Fast, Finished Off LoyolaThe stars have aligned, North Carolina coach Joe Breschi said Saturday after the Tar Heels' 18-13 semifinal win over Loyola, when asked a question about his team being on the cusp of winning the program's first NCAA championship since 1991. (Lacrosse Magazine)
UNC Rides Attackman Chris Cloutier's Record DayThis wouldn’t have happened a month ago, Chris Cloutier admits. The way the North Carolina sophomore lefty attackman imposed his size. The way he found the corners of the net. The patience he displayed in stepping and waiting, and stepping and waiting, and stepping and waiting again through waves of defenders, before finally finding that sliver of space to score a historic goal. (Inside Lacrosse)
UNC's Chris Cloutier scores record 9 goals in NCAA semifinalsNorth Carolina's Chris Cloutier made history on Saturday during the Tar Heels' 18-13 win over Loyola in the NCAA lacrosse championship semifinals. The sophomore from Kitchener, Ontario, set a championship weekend record for goals scored by an individual in a single game with nine, and he did it on just 13 shots. (ESPN.com)
Video: UNC Women's Lacrosse Semifinals All-Access vs. Penn StateThe 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.
One-Man Scoring Machine Propels UNC to National Lacrosse Title GameUNC’s Chris Cloutier angled around a screen, cradled a high toss from Michael Tagliaferri, dug his right foot into the turf and rifled a shot into an increasingly worn-out corner of a suddenly gaping net. It was the sort of sequence repeated over and over in a men’s lacrosse national semifinal game on Saturday at Lincoln Financial Field, and that was just in the first quarter. (New York Times)
Video: UNC Lacrosse Coach Joe Breschi Post-Loyola Press ConferenceNorth Carolina head lacrosse coach Joe Breschi addresses the media after the Tar Heels advance to the NCAA National Championship with an 18-13 win over Loyola.
UNC, Maryland to meet again for NCAA women's lacrosse titleNorth Carolina (19-2) and Maryland (22-0) were able to do what was needed in order to reach the national championship game, Sunday at noon at Talen Energy Stadium. The matchup marks the third time in the last four years these teams will meet for the title. In 2013, the Tar Heels won, 13-12, in overtime. Last year, the Terrapins won, 9-8. (Philadelphia Inquirer)
Turner's Take: FamilyChris Cloutier's performance was mind-boggling. Every time the ball was in the pocket of his stick, he got attention from defenders, from spectators, from media members. His nine goals broke a 32 year-old school record, broke the NCAA record for goals in a championship weekend game and tied the NCAA record for goals in a tournament game. (GoHeels.com)