Women's Lacrosse ACCtion: Saturday, March 13

March 13, 2010

Baker’s Career Day Lifts No. 8 Cavaliers Over Undefeated Tar Heels in Overtime
Redshirt sophomore Ainsley Baker scored a career-high five goals, including the game-winner in overtime, to lift the eighth-ranked Cavaliers over previously unbeaten No. 3 North Carolina, 13-12, Saturday afternoon at Klöckner Stadium. The game marked the season-debut at Klöckner Stadium for Virginia this year and improves the Cavaliers to 4-2 on the season, 1-1 in the ACC. Carolina falls to 6-1 and 0-1 in the league.

Baker’s game-high five goals led six Cavaliers in scoring. Sophomore Charlie Finnigan added three goals for the second hat trick of her career, while senior All-American Kaitlin Duff chipped in two scores and one assist. Senior Caity Whiteley tacked on one goal and two assists for the Cavaliers, while sophomores Julie Gardner and Josie Owen each had one score. Senior All-American Brittany Kalkstein rounded out the scoring with one helper.

For North Carolina, Becky Lynch led the way with four goals and two assists, while Laura Zimmermann added two more scores for the Tar Heels.

Boston College Tops Virginia Tech, 14-9
The Boston College lacrosse team soared to new heights on Saturday afternoon, defeating Virginia Tech, 14-9 to lift the team to a 5-0 record for the first time in the history of the program.

The Hokies fell to 2-5 with the loss.

The wet and windy weather could not deter the Eagles from a strong start, as four different players tallied goals to open the game. Seniors Lauren Costello and Mary Stinson, freshman Brooke Blue and sophomore Sam Taylor scored to put BC up 4-0 early on. Sophomore Kate Collins and Costello would add tallies after a VT goal at 23:26 to make it 6-1.

No. 2 Terps Topple No. 15 UNH, 20-6
No. 2 Maryland amassed 49 shots on its way to a 20-6 thrashing of No. 15 New Hampshire Saturday at a wet Field Hockey and Lacrosse Complex.

Maryland (6-0, 2-0 ACC) outshot the Wildcats 49-15 and forced UNH into 22 turnovers in the match. Tewaaraton nominees Karri Ellen Johnson and Sarah Mollison led the offensive explosion with four goals apiece as a total of 10 Terps notched scores on the day.

The Terps started the match with four unanswered goals, including two by Johnson. UNH's Shauna Kaplan scored at 18:01 to briefly stop Maryland's attack, but the Terps rallied for another three scores, including a pair by Mollison, to take a commanding 7-1 lead with 11 minutes remaining in the first half. 

Duke Outlasts Georgetown for Third Straight Win
The Duke University women's lacrosse team jumped out to a 6-1 lead and held on for the 10-8 victory over No. 5/6 Georgetown Saturday at Koskinen Stadium. The Blue Devils move to 7-1 (0-1 ACC) with the win, while the Hoyas drop to 2-2 on the year.

Duke had the edge in final score despite Georgetown controlling the draw, 13-7, and owning a 22-19 shot advantage for the game. However, the Blue Devil defense pressured the Hoyas into 21 turnovers, 17 caused, as Duke limited its turnovers to eight per half.

Six Blue Devils registered goals on the afternoon, led by junior Christie Kaestner's hat trick. Kaestner also dished out an assist to total four points and classmate Sarah Bullard matched that mark with two goals and two assists. Sophomore Kat Thomas picked up two goals and an assist to go along with four draw controls and senior Lindsay Gilbride registered two points on a goal and an assist.