CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — St. Augustine Prep graduate Steve Pontrello scored two goals and Chad Tutton and Jimmy Bitter each had three and an assist to lead North Carolina past Lehigh 16-7 on Saturday in the first round of the NCAA men's lacrosse tournament.

Pontrello, a freshman, was The Press boys lacrosse Player of the Year in 2012.

Marcus Holman had four assists to help the fifth-seeded Tar Heels (13-3) extend the nation's longest current winning streak to 10.

David DiMaria and Patrick Corbett each scored two goals for the Mountain Hawks (12-5), but the Patriot League champions had their winning streak stopped at seven.

North Carolina outshot Lehigh 53-30 and took at least 12 shots in each period, while the Mountain Hawks didn't have more than nine shots in any period.

Started at The Press in 1993 as an Ocean County reporter. Moved to the copy desk in 1994 until taking over as editor of At The Shore in 1995. Became deputy sports editor in 2004 and was promoted to sports editor in 2007.

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