Women's Lacrosse ACCtion: Wednesday, April 14

April 14, 2010

Strong Second Half Leads Tar Heels By Duke, 9-6
The University of North Carolina women's lacrosse team was held scoreless for nearly the entire first half but rallied with a strong second half and defeated Duke, 9-6, on Wednesday evening at Fetzer Field in Chapel Hill.

Duke controlled possession with a deliberate attack early and Carolina didn't score a goal for the first 24:28 of the game before scoring twice late in the first half. The Tar Heels scored six consecutive goals to start the second half and seize control of the contest.

Carolina was led by Becky Lynch's three goals and one assist while Corey Donohoe had two goals and an assist. Emily Garrity scored twice for UNC, Laura Zimmerman had a goal and an assist and Megan Bosica scored one goal. Duke got three goals from Kat Thomas and a goal and two assists from Christie Kaestner. Lindsay Gilbride and Sarah Bullard scored a goal apiece for Duke.

Johnson Paces No. 3 Terps Past Princeton
Sophomore Karri Ellen Johnson erupted for six goals as No. 3 Maryland downed Ivy League power Princeton, 13-6, Wednesday night.

The Annapolis, Md., native matched her career-high with six goals against the Tigers while adding an assist to lift Maryland to 13-1 overall. Fellow Tewaaraton nominee Sarah Mollison added six points on three goals and three assists.

Maryland never trailed in the match after Johnson scored the first goal of the game at 22:02 and added two more to pad the Terrapin lead to 4-1 with 17 minutes remaining in the first half. Princeton tacked on two scores to cut Maryland's lead to one at 13:14 but goals by Laura Merrifield and Mollison provided the Terps with a comfortable 6-3 advantage at the half.

Boston College Defeats No. 17 Boston University, 18-11
The Boston College lacrosse team topped Boston University, 18-11 on Wednesday evening in Boston, Mass.

The Eagles improve to 9-4 while the Terriers fall to 7-7.

Junior goalie Sheila Serafino made 10 saves on the day as the Eagles outshot the Terriers, 30-25

Hokies slip past Lancers, 15-14
The Virginia Tech lacrosse team held on to capture its second straight victory, defeating the Longwood Lancers, 15-14. With the victory, the Hokies remain unbeaten against the Lancers under head coach Katrina Silva. For the third straight game, Tech’s offense was led by sophomore Morgan Widlake who had four scores on the day, while Karli Brentlinger led the Lancers with four as well.

Tech (6-9) got out to an early lead, scoring its first goal, ten seconds into the outing, courtesy of Widlake. Minutes later, junior Caitlyn Wier scored her first goal of the game on a pass from freshman Brooke Martin and Widlake tacked on another to make it 3-0.

Longwood (6-7), who had few possessions in the opening minutes, was finally able to score when Cara O’Brien scored her first goal of the game.