A pair of Top 10 men’s college Division lacrosse teams invade Southern California today (Saturday, March 21) when No. 2 North Carolina (9-0) takes on No. 6 Maryland (5-1) at 7 p.m. PT in the Pacific Coast Shootout at Santa Ana Stadium in Santa Ana, Calif. Tickets are still available at www.pacificcoastlaxshootout.com.
The game features the nation’s best defense–Maryland leads the nation in team defense, allowing just 4.5 goals per game–against the nation’s top offense as North Carolina scores 16.2 goals per game.
There are two Californians on the rosters: Maryland features sophomore attack man Lucas Gradinger (Torrey Pines) while North Carolina has redshirt sophomore Michael Tagliaferri (San Ramon Valley).