North Carolina vs. Bucknell
February 22, 2003
The Game Story:
CHAPEL HILL, N.C.­­ Senior midfielder Kyle Bell and sophomore attackman Jed Prossner each scored three goals Saturday afternoon to pace the No. 9 North Carolina menıs lacrosse team to a 13-3 victory over No. 24 Bucknell at rain-soaked Fetzer Field. The start of the match was delayed by over an hour because of lightning and tornado warnings in the Chapel Hill area. The game was the season opener for both teams. The score almost duplicated last yearıs 12-3 win over the Bison in Lewisburg, Pa.

Bucknell jumped out to a 2-0 leads on transition goals by Chris Cara and Patrick Christensen in the first 10:35 of play. Prossner scored Carolinaıs first goal with 3:52 left in the first quarter, a score which started a UNC run of 13-1 over the last 48:52 to end the match.

Bell scored his first goal before the end of the first quarter to tie the match and then Prossner had two goals, Bell one and sophomore midfielder Lance Zimmerman the first of his two goals in the game to make it 6-2 at intermission. Bucknell scored first in the third quarter as Andrew Sanders took an assist from Chris Cara 3:04 into the period. But it was all Carolina after that. Freshman attackman Scott Falatach, Bell, senior midfielder Austin Garrison and senior midfielder Peter Anselmo scored goals before the end of the third quarter and then sophomore attackman Mike McCall, Zimmerman and freshman attackman Ryan Blair finished off the 3-0 fourth quarter goal advantage. Sophomore middie Bryant Will, Blair, Garrison and McCall all ended with two assists for UNC.

UNCıs dominance of the faceoff circle, led by junior midfielder Kevin Frew, was a key as Carolina won 18 of 20 faceoffs. UNC's ground ball advantage was 41-22 and its shot dominance 50-22. Sophomore Paul Spellman has seven saves for UNC and senior Justin Sussman had 20 stops. Carolina will retun to action next Friday by playing at 7:30 p.m. against Navy in Annapolis, Md.