Men's Lacrosse ACCtion: Tuesday, March 11
March 12, 2008
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Junior attackman Bart Wagner scored the go-ahead goal with 6:55 to play as the No. 3-ranked North Carolina men's lacrosse team withstood a spirited upset effort by the home standing Providence College men's lacrosse squad Tuesday at the Friar Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex. The Tar Heels trailed, 5-4, heading into the fourth quarter and outscored Providence, 4-1, in the final frame to take an 8-6 victory. Wagner led the Tar Heels with his first hat trick of the season while Colin Tigh led the Friars with a trio of scores.
North Carolina improved to 5-0 with the victory while the Friars are winless in their five outings. The Heels are 5-0 to start a season for the first time since 2002 when they started 6-0. North Carolina's next test will be as rugged an assignment as there is when UNC meets No. 1 Duke Saturday at Koskinen Stadium in Durham, N.C., at 3 p.m. UNC will be seeking its first win over the undefeated Blue Devils since 2004.
The win for UNC marked the first time since March 20, 2004 that the Tar Heels have trailed a game heading into the fourth quarter of play and rallied to win. The last time that happened came against Duke in Durham, N.C., when UNC trailed 7-6 going into the fourth quarter but rallied to win the game in overtime, 10-9.
EMMITSBURG, Md. -- Thirteen different players scored as Virginia posted a 20-2 win over Mount St. Mary's on a nice, sunny day at the Waldron Family Stadium in the Cavaliers' first trip to Emmitsburg.
Garrett Billings led Virginia's offense with four goals and two assists as the second-ranked Cavaliers improve to 7-0. The Mountaineers fall to 0-4 this season.
Thirteen different Cavaliers scored in the game as all 38 players in uniform saw action.
The teams traded possessions early on before Danny Glading scored on a wraparound at the 11:06 mark to put the visiting Cavaliers on the board first. Brian Carroll scored his only goal of the game on extra man two-and-a-half minutes later as Virginia moved ahead 2-0. Drew Garrison and Billings scored 21 seconds apart midway through the quarter to extend the Cavaliers' lead to 4-0.
Dan Mohr's extra-man goal put the Mountaineers on the scoreboard at the 3:14 mark of the first quarter. His seventh goal of the season would be his team's last for more than 42 minutes.
DURHAM, N.C. - Terrence Molinari scored four goals while Josh Coveleski and Zach Howell added three tallies apiece to lead top-ranked Duke to an 18-4 win over visiting Presbyterian in college lacrosse action on Tuesday night at Koskinen Stadium in Durham, N.C.
The Blue Devils improve to 6-0 on the year while the Blue Hose fall to 0-5.
Duke scored four goals in the opening four minutes of the contest and led 7-0 after one period. The second quarter featured two goals by Coveleski and the teams went to halftime with the Blue Devils ahead, 11-0.
After Molinari's unassisted goal put Duke ahead 12-0 with 14:11 left in the third quarter, Presbyterian got on the scoreboard when Cory Stemshorn found the back of the net at the 10:07 mark. Sam Solie then tallied for the Blue Devils before Presbyterian's Casey Minick scored with one second remaining in the quarter to cut the lead to 13-2.
The Blue Devils outscored Presbyterian by a 5-2 total in the final quarter to account for the final margin.