harvard VS north carolina

2019-02-16
harvard
harvard - 11

vs

north carolina
north carolina - 16
  • Scoring

  • austin madronic ( 3 , 3 )
  • ryan graff ( 5 , 0 )
  • kyle anderson ( 1 , 2 )
  • jack frisoli ( 1 , 1 )
  • kyle salvatore ( 0 , 2 )
  • isaiah dawson ( 1 , 0 )
  • Scoring

  • andy matthews ( 1 , 3 )
  • justin anderson ( 3 , 0 )
  • tanner cook ( 3 , 0 )
  • william perry ( 2 , 0 )
  • henry schertzinger ( 2 , 0 )
  • jacob kelly ( 1 , 1 )
  • nicky solomon ( 1 , 1 )
  • brian cameron ( 1 , 0 )
  • jake peden ( 1 , 0 )
  • parker alexander ( 1 , 0 )
  • timmy kelly ( 0 , 1 )
  • zachary tucci ( 0 , 1 )
  • alex trippi ( 0 , 1 )
  • ara atayan ( 0 , 1 )
  • Shots

  • austin madronic 10
  • ryan graff 9
  • kyle anderson 2
  • jack frisoli 1
  • kyle salvatore 2
  • isaiah dawson 1
  • watson cheek 2
  • charlie olmert 2
  • nick loring 1
  • myles hamm 1
  • beau botkiss 1
  • nigel andrews 2
  • Shots

  • andy matthews 1
  • justin anderson 9
  • tanner cook 4
  • william perry 5
  • henry schertzinger 3
  • jacob kelly 4
  • nicky solomon 4
  • brian cameron 3
  • jake peden 1
  • parker alexander 1
  • timmy kelly 2
  • alex trippi 3
  • connor maher 1
  • Ground Balls

  • austin madronic 1
  • ryan graff 2
  • kyle anderson 2
  • jack frisoli 4
  • watson cheek 1
  • frankie tangredi 1
  • david strupp 1
  • chris rota 1
  • ollie hollo 1
  • zach hobbes 2
  • spencer daniel 1
  • steven cuccurullo 4
  • brett clark 1
  • jonathan butler 2
  • beau botkiss 5
  • nigel andrews 1
  • kyle mullin 4
  • Ground Balls

  • andy matthews 1
  • justin anderson 1
  • tanner cook 3
  • jacob kelly 1
  • brian cameron 1
  • jake peden 4
  • timmy kelly 1
  • zachary tucci 11
  • ara atayan 1
  • jack halpert 7
  • jack pezzulla 3
  • connor maher 5
  • evan egan 1
  • jack rowlett 7
  • Turnovers

  • austin madronic 5
  • ryan graff 1
  • kyle anderson 3
  • jack frisoli 1
  • kyle salvatore 2
  • isaiah dawson 2
  • watson cheek 1
  • frankie tangredi 2
  • david strupp 1
  • brett clark 1
  • kyle mullin 4
  • Turnovers

  • andy matthews 3
  • justin anderson 3
  • tanner cook 1
  • william perry 1
  • jacob kelly 2
  • timmy kelly 1
  • zachary tucci 1
  • alex trippi 1
  • ara atayan 3
  • jack halpert 1
  • Caused Turnovers

  • jack frisoli 1
  • frankie tangredi 2
  • chris rota 1
  • steven cuccurullo 1
  • jonathan butler 2
  • beau botkiss 2
  • Caused Turnovers

  • jacob kelly 1
  • nicky solomon 1
  • jake peden 1
  • zachary tucci 1
  • connor maher 1
  • michael nathan 2
  • cole haverty 1
  • jack rowlett 7
  • Faceoffs Won

  • steven cuccurullo 14
  • Faceoffs Won

  • zachary tucci 17
  • Faceoffs Taken

  • steven cuccurullo 31
  • Faceoffs Taken

  • zachary tucci 31
  • Saves

  • kyle mullin 14 ( 0.47 )
  • Saves

  • jack pezzulla 8 ( 0.42 )
  • Current Records

  • harvard 5 - 8
  • Current Records

  • north carolina 5 - 8
Ten different players scored goals and seven Tar Heels had assists as the University of North Carolina men's lacrosse team employed a balanced scoring attack to defeat Harvard 16-11 Saturday afternoon on a rainy and chilly day at Kenan Stadium. Justin Anderson and Tanner Cook each had hat tricks for Carolina and William Perry added two goals. Henry Schertzinger scored twice for Carolina, Jake Peden had a highlight reel goal for the ages and Parker Alexander tallied his first career goal to lead a balanced UNC offensive unit. Andy Matthews had another multi-point game, the 26th of his career, with a team high four points on a goal and three assists. Most of the offensive damage for the Crimson was inflicted by two individuals – Ryan Graff, who had a game-high five goals, and Austin Madronic who had a game-high six points on three goals and three assists. UNC improved to 3-0 on the season with the victory, marking the seventh time in coach Joe Breschi's 11 seasons in Chapel Hill that Carolina has started a season with three straight wins. Harvard played in its season opener against the Tar Heels on Saturday. Statistically the game favored Carolina in most categories. UNC outshot the Crimson 42-34 and led in ground balls 47-34 and in the face-off circle 17-14. The rainy conditions led to turnover problems for both teams as the Crimson had 24 and Carolina had 18 for the second straight game. Neither goalie was able to hit the 50 percent mark in saves. Jack Pezzulla had eight saves and 11 goals allowed for Carolina and Kyle Mullin had 14 saves and 16 goals allowed for Harvard. UNC senior defenseman Jack Rowlett had one of the best games of his career with seven ground balls and seven caused turnovers. His previous career high for ground balls was six against Johns Hopkins in his freshman year and against Notre Dame in his sophomore year. His seven caused turnovers were three more than his previous career high of four set against both UMass and Syracuse in 2016. Several other Tar Heels had career highs for ground balls in a game – senior long-stick midfielder Jack Halpert with seven (previous high six versus Mercer in 2018), freshman midfielder Zachary Tucci with 11 (previous high 10 versus Furman last Saturday), senior defenseman Jake Peden with four (previous high two on five occasions), freshman short-stick midfielder Connor Maher with five (previous high was four versus Mercer on February 2) and junior midfielder Tanner Cook who had the first multi-ground ball game of his career with three. In the face-off circle, UNC freshman Zachary Tucci went 17 for 31 while Steven Cuccurullo went 14 for 31 for the Crimson. UNC never trailed in the game but it also was unable to pull away from the Crimson until it outscored Harvard 5-1 over the last 7:54 of the game. Jacob Kelly opened the scoring 57 seconds into the match off an assist from his cousin Timmy Kelly. Harvard equaled with a man-up goal by Austin Madronic at 8:23 of the opening quarter before UNC freshman midfielder Henry Schertzinger scored back-to-back man-up goals for the Tar Heels at 7:48 and 7:01 of the opening period. Harvard answered with a pair of goals of its own before Tanner Cook gave the Tar Heels the lead for good in the game with an unassisted goal with 1:06 left in the opening quarter. Just forty-seven seconds into the second quarter, UNC scored in transition as sophomore short-stick defensive midfielder Parker Alexander notched his first career goal, assisted by Jacob Kelly. Brian Cameron scored an unassisted goal at 8:19 of the quarter only to see Harvard's Jack Frisoli retaliate six seconds later to cut Carolina's lead back to 6-4. UNC took advantage of a pair of penalties on the Crimson to score goals back-to-back at 4:44 and 4:39 of the quarter, capitalizing twice in a span of five seconds. Tanner Cook scored off an assist by Andy Matthews for the first of the two goals and just five seconds later freshman Nicky Solomon scored from Zachary Tucci to give the Heels an 8-4 lead. It was the first career point for Tucci as he assisted on his fellow freshman's goal. Ryan Graff scored the last two goals of the first half for Harvard and the teams went to intermission with the Tar Heels holding a slight 8-6 advantage. The two squads exchanged goals throughout the third quarter, sending the game to the fourth quarter with the Tar Heels holding an 11-8 lead. There was a flurry of action late in the third quarter. At 1:58, Justin Anderson scored for the Tar Heels. Sixteen seconds later, the Crimson answered that goal as Madronic scored his third goal of the game. It took the Tar Heels just 27 seconds to up their lead back to three goals as Jake Peden scored his second career goal in spectacular fashion off Andy Matthews' second assist of the game. Peden took a pass from Matthews on the crease and wrapped a behind his back shot past the Harvard goalie. Peden's previous career goal came against Mercer last season. The game was far from over, however, as Ryan Graff tallied his fourth and fifth goals of the match, pulling Harvard within 11-10 with 8:48 left in the match. Carolina kept its poise, however, and finished off the game in a strong fashion, outscoring the Crimson 5-1 the rest of the way. Tanner Cook went low-to-high off an assist by Ara Atayan at 7:54 to restore a two-goal lead. Then, after a penalty on Harvard, Justin Anderson slashed free in front of the Harvard goal and took a pass from Alex Trippi to score with 6:05 left. William Perry's goal at 3:53 gave Carolina its second four-goal lead of the game before Harvard scored with 2:38 left in the match. The Crimson also drew a flag on the play but UNC pulled away with a man-down goal by Anderson assisted by Matthews with 1:38 to play and an empty-net tally by Perry with 25 seconds to play. Next up for the Tar Heels is a match against 17th-ranked Johns Hopkins (0-2) next Saturday at 12 noon at Kenan Stadium. The game will be nationally televised by ACC Network Extra. The Blue Jays fell to second-ranked Loyola 18-12 Saturday afternoon at Homewood Field in Baltimore. GAME NOTES • North Carolina improved to 4-1 all-time against Harvard, including three wins over the Crimson in Chapel Hill over the past six seasons.. • Tanner Cook and Justin Anderson each had their fourth hat tricks of their careers. • Zachary Tucci has won at least 16 face-offs in each of the three Tar Heel games this year – 16 versus Mercer, 21 versus Furman and 17 versus Harvard. • Andy Matthews ran his active streak of games with points to nine while Timmy Kelly and William Perry have each recorded points in eight straight games. • William Perry has the longest active goal-scoring streak of any Tar Heel with tallies in eight successive games. • Parker Alexander scored his first career goal. • Justin Anderson matched his career high for goals in a game with three. He also had three against UMBC on February 4, 2017, against Richmond on March 14, 2018 and against Mercer on Februray 2, 2019. • Tanner Cook had a career high three ground balls. • Jack Halpert had a career high seven ground balls. His previous career high was six versus Mercer on February 28, 2018. • Connor Maher had a career high five ground balls. His previous career high was four versus Mercer on Februrary 2, 2019. • Jake Peden had a career high four ground balls. His previous career high was two on five occasions. Peden scored the second goal of his career. His first came against Mercer on February 28, 2018. • Jack Rowlett had career highs for ground balls with seven and caused turnovers with seven. His previous career high for ground balls was six against Johns Hopkins on February 28, 2016 and against Notre Dame on April 22, 2017. His previous career high for caused turnovers was four versus Massachusetts on March 12, 2016 and against Syracuse on April 16, 2016. • Zachary Tucci had a career high 11 ground balls, one more than he had against Furman last Saturday. He also had his first career point. • Henry Schertzinger had the first multi-goal game of his career with a pair of tallies 47 seconds apart in the first quarter. • Andy Matthews now has 86 career points and is tied for Jimmy Dunster (2009-12) for 51st in UNC history. • Jack Rowlett moved into seventh place in caused turnovers in UNC history with seven Saturday. He now has 44 in his career. • With three assists Andy Matthews now has 62 for his career and is tied with Gary Seivold (1984-87) for 18th place in UNC history.