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Lacrosse: North Carolina Defeats Lehigh, Advances

The 2013 NCAA championship tournament is underway in mens lacrosse and the ACC Champion North Carolina Tar Heels are advancing.  The #5 seeded Tar Heels defeated Lehigh impressively at home by a score of 16-7.  With the win, North Carolina will move on to face the #4 seeded Denver Pioneers in Indianapolis.  Denver defeated Albany in a 19-14 shootout on Saturday.

Although Lehigh jumped out to a 2-1 advantage, it was all North Carolina the rest of the way.  The NCAA update included the following summary:

Marcus Holman led Carolina with a goal and four assists while Jimmy Bitter and Chad Tutton each had three goals and an assist. Steve Pontrello added a pair of goals as Carolina piled on the goals against a Lehigh defense which came into the match allowing only 7.44 goals per game, tied for second in the nation. Other goal scorers for UNC were Greg McBride, Walker Chafee, R.G. Keenan, Davey Emala, Ryan Creighton, Spencer Parks and Patrick Kelly.  Joey Sankey had a trio of assists for Carolina while Jake Matthai and Greg McBride also had helpers.

A very impressive win for North Carolina.

And there was more for ACC fans to rejoice in, as the #2 seeded Notre Dame Fighting Irish defeated Detroit, 9-7.  In the other matchup from Saturday, Yale upset #8 seeded Penn State, 10-7.  Keep track of the NCAA tournament here.

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