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April 2, 2010
PHILADELPHIA - Sophomore duo Karri Ellen Johnson and Kristy Black combined for seven goals as No. 2 Maryland toppled No. 6 Penn, 12-6, on the road Friday night.
Johnson, who has scored in all 33 matches she has appeared in at Maryland, scored a game-high four goals and added an assist for five points on the day. Black put three in the back of the net while Tewaaraton nominees Caitlyn McFadden and Sarah Mollison each added two scores.
Penn opened the match, which featured two of the four NCAA semifinalists from 2009, with a goal from Emma Spiro at 25:21 for the early lead before Katie Schwarzmann and Johnson put the Terps on top with 16 minutes remaining in the half. The Quakers tied the game back up with a free position at 10:15 before Maryland tallied the second lead change of the contest with a McFadden score assisted by reigning Atlantic Coast Conference Player Katie Schwarzmann at 7:14. The Terps outscored Penn 2-1 to close out the period with a 5-3 advantage.
CHAPEL HILL - The University of North Carolina women's lacrosse team got hat tricks from four different players, jumping out to a big early lead and holding on to cruise past Virginia Tech 19-3 on a hot Friday afternoon at Fetzer Field in Chapel Hill.
Corey Donohoe had three goals and a career-high four assists to lead Carolina. Becky Lynch and Kristen Taylor both had three goals and two assists for UNC, while Laura Zimmerman had the fourth hat trick of the game. Emily Garrity had two goals and one assist, Jenn Russell and Kara Cannizzarro had two goals each and Megan Bosica scored once. Sarah Kuonen also added an assist for Carolina.
With the win, Carolina improves to 9-1 this season, 2-1 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Virginia Tech falls to 4-8, 0-3 in the ACC. The Tar Heels improve to 15-0 all-time against the Hokies.
The Tar Heels led 10-0 after 20 minutes of action, led 12-1 at halftime and scored the first seven goals of the second half for a commanding, 19-1 advantage before the Hokies scored the last two goals of the game in the closing minutes.