March 18, 2009

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No. 9 UNC Dominates Old Dominion

from press release

CHAPEL HILL - Eight different players scored for Carolina as they posted a season-high 16 goals to defeat Old Dominion 16-9 in women’'s lacrosse action Wednesday evening at Fetzer Field. Sophomore Corey Donohoe found the net five times to help the Tar Heels get their third straight victory to improve to 6-2.

Donohoe started her day early, scoring on a free-position shot in the second minute. Jenn Russell followed with another free-position goal 36 seconds later to give the Tar Heels an early 2-0 lead. Old Dominion answered quickly with two goals in less than 30 seconds by Kelly Kimener and Ashley Kellogg to tie it at two apiece. Kellogg’s goal was assisted by Kimener who found Kellogg wide open downfield after she was awarded the draw control on a foul.

Carolina’s offensive onslaught then took over, scoring eight straight to put the game out of reach for the Monarchs (3-1). Chelsea Parks started the rally with an unassisted goal, while Kristen Taylor, Megan Bosica, Kaitlyn Messinger, Russell, and Donohoe all got in on the action as well. Kimener stopped the streak at eight with two minutes left in the half, but Meghan Clarke answered 14 seconds later on an assist by Becky Lynch to bring the first half score to 11-3.

Old Dominion recorded the first goal of the second half, but Donohoe retaliated with her fifth goal on the day. She now leads the team with 19 goals on the year. Sarah Kuonen scored with less than a minute left to give the Tar Heels their highest offensive output thus far.

Despite suffering their first loss, Old Dominion outshot the Tar Heels 29-27 and won the draw-control battle, 14-13. Play was also sloppy at times, as evidenced by the 41 combined turnovers, 20 of which belonged to Carolina.

Logan Ripley saw the most extensive action in net and tallied eight saves to capture her sixth win in goal. Britt Giacco and Lily Haydock also saw time between the pipes with Haydock recording one save.

The Tar Heels will take the field next against Georgetown this Saturday at 1 PM at Fetzer Field.


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