For the second straight season, No. 12 Notre Dame staged a furious second-half rally to upset No. 2 North Carolina, 11-10, in men's lacrosse Saturday.
The host Tar Heels twice held five-goal leads — at 7-2 midway through the second quarter and at 8-3 a minute into the second half. But Notre Dame responded with a run of five straight goals over a span of seven minutes to tie the game at 8 with 14:31 left.
After Jimmy Bitter put the Tar Heels back ahead with an unassisted goal at 13:09 in the fourth quarter, Notre Dame scored the next three goals, including the eventual game-winner by Sergio Perkovic on a man-up situation with 4:14 left in the game.