Men's Lacrosse ACCtion: Saturday, May 8
May 8, 2010
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Sophomore attackman Thomas Wood matched his career high with five goals to lead a balanced offensive attack as fourth-ranked North Carolina rallied past Ohio State 19-13 on a hot day at Fetzer Field before a crowd of 1,572 fans. The Tar Heels improve to 12-2 heading into the NCAA Tournament while Ohio State sees its season end at 7-8. The Tar Heels will now await their NCAA Tournament fate which will be announced Sunday at 8:30 p.m. on ESPNU when bids, seeds and host sites are revealed during the NCAA Selection Show.
The Tar Heels honored 10 members of the Class of 2010 in pregame ceremonies playing their final regular-season game at Fetzer Field. Carolina improved to 15-1 all-time against the Buckeyes and the Tar Heels are now 21-1 against non-conference teams in Coach Joe Breschi's two years as head coach. Carolina has won 41 of its past 45 games against non-league teams dating back to 2006.
It was a wild offensive slugfest between the two teams as the Tar Heels totaled 19 goals, the most since they beat Detroit Mercy 19-4 on March 3, 2009 at Henry Stadium. Ohio State came into the game allowing only 8.95 goals per game and saving 57.3 percent of its opponents' shots. UNC scored on one half of their shots on goal Saturday. The six-goal margin matched OSU's largest final deficit this year, equaling the 11-5 loss at Bucknell.
MANHASSET, N.Y. - Junior Travis Reed set career highs with seven points and five goals to lead the No. 3 University of Maryland men's lacrosse team to a decisive 18-10 victory over Colgate at the Indians Rock Day of Champions event at Manhasset High School.
Hometown product Ryan Young returned to his alma mater and had four points on two goals and two assists. Grant Catalino and Will Yeatman each had three points on two goals and an assist apiece.
The Terps move to 11-3 on the season and will now await the NCAA Selection Show to see who they will face in the first round of the NCAA tournament. Maryland is expected to be among the top four seeds in the tournament and host a home game in the first round on May 15 or 16.
Maryland jumped on the Raiders early, scoring the first three goals of the game. Catalino netted his first following a good face-dodge at the 11:53 mark. Sophomore Joe Cummings converted on Maryland's only man-up opportunity of the game off of an assist from freshman John Haus 47 seconds later. Reed scored his first of the day, finishing from the left wing off an assist by redshirt sophomore Drew Snider with 9:31 left in the first.