Both UNC lacrosse teams will compete for an ACC Championship in Chapel Hill on Sunday.
First the men, ranked No. 1 in the coaches poll and No. 2 in the tournament, will take on No. 4 Virginia (7-7) at 1 p.m. UNC (11-3) defeated Duke 18-17 Friday night in a game that featured eight straight goals from the Blue Devils but ended with the Tar Heels on top. Senior captain Marcus Holman scored the winning goal with 1:28 remaining on the clock.
Before UNC and Duke took the field, Virginia dominated top-seeded Maryland 13-6. Mark Cockerton, the nations leading scorer, tallied four goals in the game for his eighth hat trick of the year to pace Virginia, which needs to win the title to earn a bid to the NCAA tournament.
Later in the afternoon, the UNC womens lacrosse team, seeded No. 2, will take on No. 1 Maryland at 5 p.m. The Tar Heels (14-2) defeated Boston College 16-6 to advance to the title game. Maryland (18-0), the defending ACC champions, beat Virginia 13-9 to move on to the final game for the sixth straight year. The Terrapins have won the last four ACC championships.
The Terrapins beat the Tar Heels 14-13 in College Park on April 6 and have beaten UNC in the finals in each of the past three seasons.