Tar Heels lacrosse upsets previously unbeaten No. 1 Johns Hopkins

No. 12-ranked North Carolina upset No. 1-ranked Johns Hopkins 13-9 in the Big City Classic Sunday night at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. as

The victory marked the first time the Tar Heels had beaten a top-ranked opponent since a victory over Virginia in 1996. It was also Johns Hopkins’ (8-1) first loss of the season as North Carolina (8-3) was in control throughout the game. UNC’s Jimmy Bitter scored three goals while Marcus Holman scored two goals and had three assists. But the star of the game may well have been R.G. Keenan, who won 18 face offs on the day. “We know we can play with anybody,” Keenan said after the game. “The sky’s the limit. I know we’ve go the talent.”

The Tar Heels may be playing another No. 1 team at home Saturday against Virginia, which is currently No. 2.

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