Discussion of the Tobacco Road rivalry between Duke and North Carolina usually focuses on basketball, but the two teams have long had a national presence in men's lacrosse. Both squads are ranked again this season, and last night's 11-8 Blue Devils victory in Chapel Hill wasn't without the bitter, tough play laxbros have come to expect from stickmen of the Triangle.
You have to draw a line somewhere, though, and we'd like to think a slash to the crotch is on the wrong side of it. Here's a fourth-quarter play from last night's matchup, in which the Tar Heels' Jimmy Bitter gets the worst of a Duke player who wound up, took a swing, and kept his eye on the ball:
h/t to Matt