6 and 1 Feels Good

UNC LacrosseUNC Men’s lacrosse has already won 50% more games here at the halfway point of the season, than they won all last year. Last year they were 4 and 10. Now they are 6 and 1.

UNC beat the Vermont Catamounts 13-6 Tuesday afternoon on Fetzer Field (yeah, I know this posting is way late. But hey, I’ve had things to do). As Dave Lohse, sports information director for UNC men’s lacrosse (and cool guy) wrote:

Carolina’s defense was smothering all afternoon and statistically the Tar Heels held a huge edge in virtually every category. But 18 saves by Vermont’s Daryl Swarts was a key in the game never really getting out of hand in the Tar Heels’ favor.

Of note, 69% of the goals were scored by freshman; the remaining by sophomores.

Tomorrow the guys will play Dook Duke who was (until a few weeks ago) ranked number one in the Inside Lacrosse poll (which right now is cursed; all the teams ranked #1 on the list lost their next match after being ranked #1; Dook Duke included). A win tomorrow for UNC will be tough; but it would make one hell of a statement about the program should they win.

Until then, here are photos of UNC Lacrosse v. Vermont.