Men's Lacrosse ACCtion: Tuesday, March 18
March 18, 2008
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Junior attackman Bart Wagner's career-high six points led the University of North Carolina men's lacrosse team to a 12-3 victory over Marist at Fetzer Field Tuesday night. The win boosted the Tar Heels' record to 6-1 on the season as the No. 4 Tar Heels bounced back from their first loss of the season last Saturday. Marist remains winless on the season at 0-5 but not without putting up a good fight against the Tar Heels.
The game evolved in a strange manner and featured among other things six extra-man goals, three-man down goals, two empty-net goals, three illegal stick penalties, 33 turnovers and 12 penalties combined for a total of 17.5 penalty minutes. The teams also combined to hit the pipe with seven shots.
Wagner not only had a career-high six points, he also tied his career high for goals in a game with four, originally set last year in regular season games against Duke and Virginia.
On the night, UNC outshot the Red Foxes 44-34 and had a pronounced 52-33 edge in ground balls. Grant Zimmerman played the first 47:15 in goal for the Tar Heels and had nine saves while allowing three goals. UNC won 10 of 16 faceoffs and scored foru goals on four extra-man chances. Marist had two of its three goals come in extra-man situations.
DURHAM, N.C. - Matt Danowski scored four goals and added one assist as top-ranked Duke defeated visiting Colgate, 15-7, on Tuesday night at Koskinen Stadium in Durham, N.C.
The Blue Devils improve to 8-0 on the year and are now 48-8 since the beginning of the 2005 season. The Raiders, who entered the tilt with four straight wins, fall to 4-3 on the season.
With the victory, Duke pushes its home winning streak to 15 games dating back to last year. The Blue Devils have won 23 of their last 25 home affairs and are 61-11 at home since 2000.
Less than one minute into the game, Colgate's Nick Monastero scored an extra man goal to give the Raiders an early lead. Duke responded with five straight goals to end the opening period as Brad Ross, Danowski, Max Quinzani, Steve Schoeffel and Sam Payton scored in succession.
Quinzani and Danowski continued the run for Duke in the second quarter by netting goals at the 11:33 and 10:10 marks, respectively. Colgate ended the spurt on Ian Murphy's man-up tally, and the teams went to halftime with Duke ahead, 7-2.