Joe Breschi

Syracuse Uses Overtime to Hand UNC Men’s Lacrosse Seventh Consecutive Defeat

The seemingly never-ending slump continued Saturday for the UNC men’s lacrosse team, which fell 13-12 to No. 6 Syracuse at the Carrier Dome following an overtime goal from Brendan Bomberry. UNC (6-7, 0-3 ACC) led 12-9 with 7:22 remaining on the game clock, but allowed a frantic Syracuse rally that delivered a seventh consecutive loss. Back-to-back goals from Brendan Curry in the final minute and a half tied the game for the Orange, with Bomberry finishing the job in overtime–handing Syracuse (7-4, 4-0 ACC) this year’s ACC regular season championship. Alex Trippi, Matt Gavin, William Perry and Timmy Kelly...

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Losing Skid Hits Six Games for UNC Men’s Lacrosse After Falling to Virginia

Struggles continue to mount for the 20th-ranked UNC men’s lacrosse team, which lost its sixth game in a row on Saturday at Kenan Stadium after falling 15-12 to the No. 11 Virginia Cavaliers. It wasn’t exactly the return to Chapel Hill that the Tar Heels (6-6, 0-2 ACC) had hoped for in their first home game in over a month. Matt Gavin led the team with three goals and an assist, while William Perry chipped in two goals and two assists of his own–but it would not be enough to snap out of what has turned into a seemingly...

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UNC Men’s Lacrosse Comes Up Short in Loss to No. 5 Duke

Arguably the most storied rivalry in college athletics added a new chapter in the men’s lacrosse section on Friday night at Koskinen Stadium in Durham, as the fifth-ranked Duke Blue Devils eked out an 11-10 victory over UNC. It was the fifth consecutive loss for the Tar Heels (6-5, 0-1 ACC) following a 6-0 start to the season, while the Blue Devils improved to 9-2 (1-1 ACC) thanks to four goals apiece from Brad Smith and Justin Guterding. Chris Cloutier and Timmy Kelly each scored three goals for UNC, but those wouldn’t be enough to keep Duke from coming...

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Frantic Comeback Falls Short for UNC Men’s Lacrosse in Loss at Richmond

A sluggish first half proved to be the death blow for the 13th-ranked UNC men’s lacrosse team Wednesday evening, as the Tar Heels couldn’t quite come back from a five-goal deficit in their 11-10 loss to the Richmond Spiders. It marks the third straight loss for head coach Joe Breschi’s team, which began the year with six consecutive victories. The Tar Heels (6-3) trailed 8-3 early in the third quarter, but staged an impressive comeback attempt that saw them tie the game at 10-10 with just under 11 minutes remaining. Ryan Lee then scored what ultimately turned into the...

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Hofstra Scores First Eight Goals in 12-6 Domination of UNC Men’s Lacrosse

After starting the season with a perfect 6-0 record, the eighth-ranked UNC men’s lacrosse team now finds itself mired in a two-game losing skid following a 12-6 loss on the road against the Hofstra Pride on Saturday. The game was nowhere near as close as the final score makes it seem, either, as Hofstra (2-2) led 7-0 at halftime and ultimately rattled off the first eight goals of the day. On top of that, Hofstra also picked up 37 groundballs compared to just 22 for UNC (6-2) and won 13 of the 20 face-offs. Dylan McIntosh led the way...

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No. 5 Denver Delivers UNC Men’s Lacrosse Its First Loss of 2018

After a perfect 6-0 start to the 2018 season, the eighth-ranked UNC men’s lacrosse team saw its chances of an undefeated campaign come to an end Monday afternoon at Kenan Stadium–as the Tar Heels suffered a 10-6 loss at the hands of the No. 5 Denver Pioneers. Alex Trippi, William Perry and Chris Cloutier each scored twice for UNC (6-1), but that would not be enough to hold off a Denver team dead-set on pulling off a signature road victory. As far as positive moments go, the Tar Heels did strike first blood when Trippi scored less than six...

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Men’s Lacrosse: Perry’s Goal in Final Seconds Lifts No. 10 UNC Past St. John’s, Hands Joe Breschi 200th Win of Coaching Career

An absolutely incredible goal from sophomore midfielder William Perry with just under seven seconds remaining on Saturday gave the 10th-ranked UNC men’s lacrosse team a thrilling 9-8 victory at Kenan Stadium over the St. John’s Red Storm. In addition to improving the Tar Heels to 6-0 so far this season–just two shy of their win total from all of last year–the victory gives head coach Joe Breschi an even 200 for his career. Breschi won 92 games while the coach at Ohio State from 1997-2008 and has now won 108 during his 10 years at the helm in Chapel...

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Cloutier Moves UNC Men’s Lacrosse to 5-0 With Six-Goal Effort vs. Mercer

Senior attacker Chris Cloutier scored a whopping six goals Wednesday afternoon at Kenan Stadium to lead the 10th-ranked UNC men’s lacrosse team to a dominant 14-7 win over the Mercer Bears. It was the second-most prolific scoring game of Cloutier’s career, ranking just behind the nine goals he scored during the 2016 NCAA Semifinals vs. Loyola. The win moved the Tar Heels to 5-0 this season, and was the 199th career victory for head coach Joe Breschi. No other UNC player scored more than once, as nine different names ultimately found their way into the Tar Heel scoresheet. By...

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UNC Men’s Lacrosse Defeats Lehigh, Picks Up Second Straight OT Victory

Drama seems to be the theme for the 13th-ranked UNC men’s lacrosse team here in the early portion of the 2018 season, as the Tar Heels needed overtime one again to defeat Lehigh 12-11 Saturday afternoon at Kenan Stadium. Midfielder William Perry’s fourth goal of the game came just 36 seconds into the extra period and improved UNC’s record to 3-0 so far in 2018. It was also the team’s second consecutive overtime victory, following a 15-14 win over Furman last week. In addition to Perry’s outstanding day, the Tar Heels received three goals from attacker Timmy Kelly and...

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Justin Anderson’s OT Goal Helps UNC Men’s Lacrosse Escape Furman’s Upset Bid

Midfielder Justin Anderson scored 31 seconds into the first overtime period on Saturday afternoon at Kenan Stadium, to give the ninth-ranked UNC men’s lacrosse team a 15-14 victory over the upset-minded Furman Paladins. Anderson had three assists already to that point, but his game-winner was his first, and only, goal of the afternoon. The bulk of UNC’s offense came from senior attacker Chris Cloutier and midfielder Tanner Cook–who each had five goals apiece. It was a back-and-forth affair in every way imaginable, as Furman built a 4-1 lead in the first quarter before UNC rallied to take a 9-5...

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