Women's Lacrosse ACCtion: Friday, February 19

Feb. 19, 2010


Tar Heels Improve To 2-0 With Win Over No. 11 Vanderbilt

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Freshmen Kara Cannizzaro and Emily Garrity scored three goals each and senior Kristen Taylor had two goals and two assists as the fourth-ranked North Carolina women's lacrosse team beat No. 11 Vanderbilt 12-6 Friday evening at Fetzer Field. Tar Heel sophomore Becky Lynch and junior Corey Donohoe contributed two goals and an assist each in the win.

The Tar Heels improved to 2-0 with the victory, while the Commodores dropped to 0-2 on the season, including a 19-10 loss to Duke last Sunday.

The Tar Heels scored just 19 seconds into the game, with Taylor feeding Donohoe for her second goal of the year. But the Commodores responded with three goals in a row over the next 10 minutes to take a 3-1 lead. The Vanderbilt goals came from Sarah Downing, Katherine Denkler and Alex Priddy, the last on a free position shot.

Juniors Lead Duke to 17-9 Win Over Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. - Juniors Sarah Bullard and Christie Kaestner both turned in career performances as the Duke University women's lacrosse team overcame a slow start to down Richmond 17-9 on Friday, Feb. 19 at Crenshaw Field.

Bullard totaled a career-best seven points on five goals and two assists, while Kaestner netted two goals and dished out a career-high four assists to lead the No. 5 Blue Devils to their third straight win to start the 2010 season. The Devils picked up their 10th staright win over the Spiders as Richmond falls to 0-2 with the loss.

Duke outshot the Spiders 53-22 for the game, and turned the ball over 15 times to Richmond's 24 turnovers as the Blue Devils were able to control much of the time of possession.