2022 Schedule Preview: North Carolina Tar Heels

(Photo Courtesy of North Carolina Athletics)

The North Carolina are the 62nd DI program and third from the ACC to release their 2022 men’s lacrosse schedule. The Tar Heels are coming off a 2021 season in which they went 13-3 (4-2) and ended their season with a loss to Virginia in the NCAA semifinals.

Tar Heels’ 2022 Schedule:

1/22NavyNorth CarolinaScrimmage
1/29North CarolinaAir Force/High Point/ Mount St. Mary’sScrimmage
2/11North CarolinaRichmond
2/13North CarolinaColgate
2/19North CarolinaOhio State
2/23North CarolinaBrown
2/27North CarolinaJohns Hopkins
3/5North CarolinaDenver
3/10North CarolinaVirginiaACC
3/20High PointNorth Carolina
3/26North CarolinaBellarmine
4/2North CarolinaDukeACC
4/9VirginiaNorth CarolinaACC
4/16North CarolinaSyracuseacc
4/21Notre DameNorth CarolinaACC
5/1DukeNorth CarolinaACC

New Opponents

Brown, Colgate, Johns Hopkins, Ohio State

Team’s Dropped

Jacksonville, Mercer

Key Games

3/5 vs Denver: As usual, the Tar Heels and Pioneers will meet in an early-season non-conference matchup. North Carolina blasted Denver 24-13 last season. The two have split the last four games of the series, which North Carolina leads 12-7.

3/10 vs Virginia: North Carolina opens ACC play up against the two-time defending national champion Virginia Cavaliers in what will be an NCAA semifinal rematch from a year ago. The Tar Heels went 1-2 against the Cavaliers a year ago, winning the first meeting 16-13 in a game in which Colin Krieg made 20 saves before falling in their second regular season meeting and in the NCAA semifinals to the Cavaliers.

4/2 vs Duke: One of the two ACC opponents that the Tar Heels will play twice this season is arch-rival Duke. The first Tobacco Road Rivalry meeting will come at the beginning of April. Last season, the season series was split between these two as the Blue Devils won the first meeting in overtime and the Tar Heels won the second time around.

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