HEEL YEAH! UNC Men’s Lax Takes the ‘Ship

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A 25 year title-less era has come to an end for the Tar Heels.  Like its female counterpart, unseeded UNC copped the national title with a 14-13 OT win over Maryland at Lincoln Financial Field.

As the seconds ticked away in OT, the Heels quickly moved the ball around and into the crosse of Most Outstanding Player Chris Cloutier, who ripped a lefty shot and netted the game winner.  It was his fifth goal of the game and his 14th of the weekend.

The fact that UNC even had a possession to begin with was nothing short of a miracle.  The Terps began the sudden death period man-up due to a yellow card on UNC’s Luke Goldstock.  Goalie Brian Balkam made the save of his life and began what would be UNC’s winning possession.  Balkam had a total of 13 saves.

The Heels are the first unseeded team to win in the history of the tournament, defeating ranked opponents like Notre Dame and Loyola before finally facing Maryland and taking the title.

What do you think UNC will have in store for the 2017 season?  We can’t wait to see it!

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