Men's Lacrosse ACCtion: Sunday, March 8
March 8, 2009
Virginia Posts Impressive 14-10 Win Over Cornell
The Cavaliers move to 7-0 this season, while Cornell is now 2-1.
Midfielders Shamel Bratton and Steve Giannone led the way for Virginia with three goals apiece. Fellow midfielder Brian Carroll scored twice and assisted on three other goals.
Blue Devils Best Bulldogs, 14-6
Duke (5-2) featured a balanced attack against the Bulldogs, getting goals from 10 different players. Seniors Ned Crotty and Zach Howell added a goal and two assists to the Blue Devil cause, while rookie Rob Rotanz tallied his first collegiate goal. Duke finished 3-of-4 on its man-up scoring opportunities.
Brendan Gibson led Yale (2-2) with four goals and an assist, while Matt Gibson added two points (1-1) in the loss.
No. 7 Fighting Irish Hand No. 3 Tar Heels First Loss Of Season
The Tar Heels, who were seeking to give Head Coach Joe Breschi his 99th career coaching victory, led 4-3 at halftime but Notre Dame outscored the Tar Heels 2-0 in the third quarter to take a 5-4 lead into the fourth quarter. The Tar Heels were never able to get the equalizer in the final period and Notre Dame three times built three-goal leads.
UNC will try to bounce back when it plays Providence at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Fetzer Field. The Tar Heels will host ACC rival Duke on Saturday at 2 p.m. in a game to be nationally-televised by ESPNU.