Spring Championships This Week
Exams may be winding down, and graduation is this weekend, but Carolina has several teams fighting for an NCAA championship this spring. Here's a look at the week ahead.
Despite sitting at #1 in most polls, the ACC champion Tar Heels are the fifth-overall seed in the NCAA Tournament. They'll host Lehigh Saturday at noon at Fetzer Field and on ESPN2. The author of the CollegeCrosse blog, who knows significantly more about college lacrosse than I do, says Carolina is "significantly under-seeded." The winner of Carolina/Lehigh will face Albany or fourth-seeded Denver next Sunday.
#2 Carolina is seeded second overall and will face South Carolina St. Friday at 1 p.m. at Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center. The winner of that match will advance to face the Tennessee/VCU winner on Saturday at 11. The Tar Heels are 25-3 on the season.
NCAA Regionals begin Thursday. Carolina is in the East Region at will play at Auburn, Ala.