Men's Lacrosse ACCtion: Thursday, February 25

Feb. 25, 2010

No. 4 Carolina Downs Navy For 400th Win In School History
It was a night for milestones for fourth-ranked North Carolina as the Tar Heels defeated 16th-ranked Navy 11-4 in men's lacrosse action Thursday night at Navy Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Playing before a national TV audience on CBS College Sports Television, the Tar Heels jumped out to a 6-0 lead and led by as many as nine goals at the end of the third quarter.

Redshirt junior goalkeeper Chris Madalon had a career-high 13 saves while allowing only four goals on 26 shots by the Midshipmen, who fell to 1-2 with the loss. Madalon also had a career-high six ground balls in the game. The Tar Heels, who improved to 4-0, got a career-high four goals by freshman attackman Marcus Holman, a career-high five assists from senior attackman Gavin Petracca, a career-high five points by senior midfielder Sean DeLaney while sophomore attackman Thomas Wood chipped in which at least two goals for the fourth straight game and junior attackman Billy Bitter added three assists. Navy had goals from four different players in the game.

So adept and crisp was the Tar Heel passing game that all 11 goals for the Tar Heels were assisted. Carolina took good care of the ball, turning it over only 13 times and failing on only two clears.