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Tar Heels To Host Free Lacrosse Doubleheader Saturday At New Stadium

UNC will open its new on-campus Lacrosse & Soccer Stadium on Saturday March 2 by hosting a men's and women's doubleheader. The No. 15-ranked Tar Heel men will host the No. 8-rated Denver Pioneers Saturday at 10 a.m. The No. 3 women's team will host fifth-ranked Northwestern at 12:30 p.m. There will be no admission charge for either game. (

No. 2 Maryland Tops No. 3 UNC Women's Lacrosse, 13-12, In Overtime Thriller

Caroline Steele scored with 2:46 left in overtime to give second-ranked Maryland a 13-12 win over third-ranked North Carolina at Capital One Field on Sunday. Jamie Ortega and Gianna Bowe each scored three goals for Carolina, while Ally Mastroianni added two goals and a career-high 10 draw controls. Katie Hoeg had a goal and two assists. (

Johns Hopkins Outlasts UNC Men’s Lacrosse 11-10

Playing in extremely muddy conditions Saturday at Kenan Stadium, the UNC men’s lacrosse team suffered its first loss of the 2019 season–falling by a score of 11-10 against the visiting Johns Hopkins Blue Jays (Highlights). UNC fell to 3-1 this season. Ara Atayan led the Tar Heels with three goals on the day–good enough for his first career hat trick. (

How two former UNC women's lacrosse players built a program from scratch

In 2016, two UNC women’s lacrosse alumnae got an opportunity like no other. Amanda Barnes-Moore had spent the past five seasons as a Duke assistant. Emily Garrity Parros had worked with James Madison for three years and was then coaching high school and club teams. Both had NCAA Tournament experience. But they’d never built a program from scratch. (Daily Tar Heel)

Thirteen Tar Heels Score In 21-3 Women's Lacrosse Win Over ECU

Thirteen different Tar Heel players scored goals Sunday as the second-ranked North Carolina women's lacrosse team beat East Carolina 21-3 on a chilly, rainy afternoon at Kenan Memorial Stadium (Highlights). UNC improved to 3-0 with the win while ECU fell to 2-1. Sophomore Jamie Ortega led UNC with four goals and now has a team-high 15 on the year. (

Balanced Scoring Attack Powers UNC Men's Lacrosse Past Harvard

Ten different players scored goals and seven Tar Heels had assists as the North Carolina men's lacrosse team employed a balanced scoring attack to defeat Harvard 16-11 Saturday at Kenan Stadium (Highlights). Justin Anderson and Tanner Cook each had hat tricks for UNC and William Perry added two goals. Henry Schertzinger scored twice. (

Jamie Ortega Leads No. 2 UNC Women's Lacrosse Past High Point, 13-9

Jamie Ortega's six goals and two assists led second-ranked North Carolina to a 13-9 win in women's lacrosse over High Point on Friday at Kenan Stadium (Highlights). UNC scored the game's final three goals. Ortega tied her career high with eight points. Her six goals were one off her career high of seven last year vs. Duke. With the win, UNC improved to 2-0. (

Katie Hoeg, Taylor Moreno Sweep ACC Women's Lacrosse Awards

North Carolina junior attacker Katie Hoeg has been named Atlantic Coast Conference Women's Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week, while UNC goalie Taylor Moreno was selected as ACC Defensive Player of the Week. Hoeg had career highs with six assists and nine points as No. 2 UNC beat defending NCAA champion and fourth-ranked James Madison. (

UNC Sweeps ACC Men's Lacrosse Honors

North Carolina attackman Andy Matthews and his teammate, midfielder Zachary Tucci, have earned Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Lacrosse Player of the Week honors. Matthews notched a career high five assists and matched his career high for points in a game with five as No. 14 UNC defeated Furman 14-10 to earn offensive player of the week honors. (

No. 2 UNC Women's Lacrosse Opens Season With 18-7 Blowout Over No. 4 James Madison

The second-ranked UNC women’s lacrosse team made quite the statement Saturday in its season opener at Kenan Stadium, as it rolled to a dominant 18-7 victory over No. 4 James Madison (Highlights). This comes after James Madison defeated the Tar Heels twice last season on its way to a national title. Nine different players scored for the Tar Heels. (

Career Days For Matthews, Tucci Lead UNC Men's Lacrosse Past Furman, 14-10

Andy Matthews recorded five assists and Zachary Tucci won the sixth most face-offs in a game in UNC history as the Tar Heels held off Furman 14-10 in men's lacrosse at Kenan Stadium on Saturday (Highlights). The game was the home opener for the Tar Heels after they started their season with a 20-9 win at Mercer last Saturday. UNC is now 2-0 on the season (

Jamie Ortega Unfazed After Record-Setting Freshman Year

When she was in the middle of it, one of the best seasons not only by a freshman, but by any player in North Carolina women's lacrosse history, Jamie Ortega seemed unfazed. But everything wasn't always as easy as Ortega made it look in earning ACC and National Freshman of the Year honors and setting UNC freshman records for goals (70) and points (86). (
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