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North Carolina men's lacrosse aiming for more than just a Final Four appearance

North Carolina men's lacrosse aiming for more than just a Final Four appearance

There was probably a huge amount of relief and elation surrounding North Carolina after the lacrosse team punched its first ticket to the NCAA tournament semifinals since 1993 with a 13-9 upset of No. 3 seed Notre Dame in a quarterfinal on Sunday at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio.

But if observers think the Tar Heels (10-6) are simply happy to make an appearance against No. 7 seed Loyola Maryland (14-3) on Saturday at 12 p.m. at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, goalkeeper Brian Balkam said he and his teammates don’t share that sentiment.

“We’re not satisfied with just making it to the Final Four,” the redshirt sophomore said. “Obviously,...

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