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March 15, 2010
GREENSBORO, N.C. – North Carolina junior attackman Billy Bitter was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Lacrosse Player of the Week for the period ending on Sunday, March 14. Bitter posted a season-high four goals as fourth-ranked UNC defeated ninth-ranked and preseason No. 1 Duke, 13-7 on the road.
Bitter not only tallied four goals, but also matched his season-high for points (6) in the win, which broke a 15-game ACC regular-season losing streak for North Carolina and an 11-game losing streak to Duke.
Bitter scored two first half goals to give the Tar Heels to a 5-3 lead at intermission. Then, after Duke had tied the game at 6-6 with four minutes left in the third quarter, UNC scored four-straight goals in a span of 3:27 to take a 10-6 lead with one second left in the third period. Bitter assisted on the first and third goals of the scoring streak that put the game away while scoring the second and fourth goals of the same scoring run, both in an unassisted manner.
Bitter’s four goals were the most he has had since scoring eight against UMBC in the first round of the 2009 NCAA Tournament.
Carolina, which improved to 6-0 for the second-straight year with the victory and 1-0 in the ACC for the first time since 2004, will play host to sixth-ranked Princeton Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Fetzer Field. That game will be webcast live on TarHeelBlue.com.