Twelve different scorers took turns shredding the Syracuse defense, and North Carolina dismantled Syracuse, 21-9 on Saturday in the Carrier Dome.
Chris Gray ignited the UNC offense with two goals and six assists and Connor McCarthy added three goals for the Tar Heels.
The 21 goals allowed tied for the most ever given up by SU in the Dome. The total was the most given up by SU since the memorable 1997 game against Virginia, in which SU won, 22-21
Tucker Dordevic paced SU with four goals. The Tar Heels peppered SU goalie Drake Porter with 37 shots on goal, and Porter made 16 saves. Collin Krieg stopped 13 for UNC.
Zac Tucci won 15-of-23 faceoffs for UNC while Danny Varello grabbed 11-of-19 for SU.
No. 5 UNC improved to 9-2 overall, 2-2 in the ACC, while No. 9 SU dropped to 5-4 overall and 1-3 in the league.
GAME RECAP LINKS:
- North Carolina lacrosse blasts Syracuse out of Carrier Dome with 21-9 win (Syracuse.com)
- No. 9 Syracuse’s defense collapses in 21-9 shellacking against No. 5 UNC (DailyOrange.com)
- Syracuse lacrosse box score vs. North Carolina (Syracuse.com)
- 3 takeaways from No. 9 Syracuse’s 21-9 loss to No. 5 North Carolina (DailyOrange.com)
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— Syracuse Men’s Lacrosse (@CuseMLAX) April 17, 2021