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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)
Video: UNC Men's Lacrosse Downs Loyola 18-13, Advance to NCAA Title Game - HighlightsChris Cloutier scored a championship weekend-record 9 goals to lead the Tar Heels to an 18-13 victory over 7th-seeded Loyola in the NCAA Semifinals on May 28, 2016.
Tar Heels Advance To NCAA Title GameChris Cloutier scored an NCAA championship weekend record nine goals and led North Carolina's unseeded men's lacrosse team to an 18-13 win over seventh-seeded Loyola in the national semifinals at Lincoln Financial Field on a hot Saturday afternoon. UNC will face either Maryland or Brown in the championship game on Monday afternoon at 1 p.m. (GoHeels.com)
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)