Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Fake high, shoot low - UNC survives, Duke searching, High Point evolving

North Carolina Tar Heels vs. Fairfield Stags - Peter Koutroumpis, PKS Consulting LLC

Slides, Clears, GB's

North Carolina

The No. 11 North Carolina Tar Heels came back from a 7-3 deficit powered by a 5-goal output from senior captain Marcus Holman to get back on the winning track and now prepare for its toughest test of the young season when they travel to South Bend, Ind. to face the second-ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Saturday.

Holman was was recently selected as one of twenty lacrosse student-athletes who excel both on and off the field  for the 2013 Senior CLASS Award® in collegiate men's lacrosse. 
To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence - community, classroom, character and competition. The complete list of candidates follows this release.

Tewaarton watch

Attackmen Jimmy Bitter and Marcus Holman, along with midfielder R.G. Keenan were selected to the 2013 Tewaaraton Award men's watch list and included as part of a group of 13 ACC student-athletes recognized by the Tewaarton Foundation.

The lists include the top players across all three divisions of NCAA lacrosse and highlight the early contenders for the 2013 Tewaaraton Award.

The Tewaaraton Award annually honors the top male and top female college lacrosse player in the United States.

The selection committees are made up of top collegiate coaches and are appointed annually by The Tewaaraton Foundation.


No. 19 Duke fell to 2-3 on the year, while facing off against the No. 15 Penn Quakers during their season opener.

The Quakers weren't stangers to knowing how to top the Blue Devils, as they had also beater the Blue Devils when they last visited Franklin Field back in 2011.

Duke rallied from a 5-2 deficit in the first quarter, took a 7-6 advantage at the half, but struggled to score in the final 30 minutes, netting just two goals.

Jordan Wolf, Myles Jones and Josh Offit scored two goals apiece for Duke in the game.

"Penn played great and they're a great young team," said head coach John Danowski.

"They certainly put it to us."

The Blue Devils now prepare for another big matchup at home as the top-seeded Maryland Terrapins travel to Koskinen on Saturday.

The game will be televised on ESPNU starting at 11 a.m. with live game notes and commentary featured on

Tewaaraton watch

In other Blue Devils news, Duke's trio of junior attackmen Josh Dionne, Christian Walsh and Jordan Wolf were also selected to the 2013 Tewaaraton Award watch list by the Tewaaraton Foundation.

Dionne, Walsh and Wolf are beginning their second year together as the starting attack unit for the Blue Devils.

Walsh and Wolf both are in their third campaign on the top attack line.

Duke's threesome is among the 13 ACC players to be picked for the list.

Alumni Weekend

The Blue Devils are callin on all alumni to take part in an alumni weekend event in conjunction with the Blue Devils' upcoming matchup against reigning NCAA Champion Loyola on Friday, March 8at 7 p.m. in Koskinen Stadium.

Festivities will kick off with a tailgate Friday prior to the game and continue throughout the weekend.

High point

The High Point University men's lacrosse team took a 12-5 loss at Bellarmine on Saturday afternoon in Louisville, Ky.
as Matt Thistle scored two goals and  Bryce Parietti tallied one goal and an assist.

"The team gave a great effort for four quarters but our midfield just couldn't do enough to limit Bellarmine in transition," said head coach Jon Torpey.

"They are one of the best transition teams we will face. We limited their opportunities at times but their experience showed in the second half. Defensively, we played well on ball but we need to improve off ball. Mitchell Dupere, Bryce Parietti and Austin Geisler played well. The team keeps getting better every day."

With the loss, the Panthers fell to 1-4 on the season and will  wrap up the three-game road trip with their next game against the Jacksonville Dolphins on Mar. 2.

 The Dolphins are 0-2 with loses to No. 6 Duke and No. 19 Ohio State.


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