Women's Lacrosse ACCtion: Sunday, February 17
Feb. 18, 2008
The University of North Carolina women's lacrosse team got five goals from freshman Corey Donohoe and four apiece from Julia Ryan and Chelsea Parks as it defeated Denver, 15-9, on Sunday afternoon at Fetzer Field. The win improved the Tar Heels to 2-0 this season. Denver fell to 0-2.
Ryan finished with four goals and two assists for six total points in the game. Donohoe's five goals put her second among Tar Heels in scoring on the day, followed by Parks (four goals), Megan Bosica (two assists), Jenn Russell (one goal) and Mia Hurrin (one goal). Amber Falcone, Kelly Taylor and Kristen Taylor all tallied one assist for UNC.
Donohoe, who had three goals on Friday night against Loyola, has scored eight times in her first two collegiate games. Parks scored four times on Friday and also has eight goals so far in 2008, her first season as a starter.
No. 3 Duke used a late first half surge to power past Stanford, 16-9, on Sunday at Westcott Field on the campus of Southern Methodist University. Down 5-4 late in the first period, the Blue Devils scored six unanswered goals spanning halftime to take a lead they would not relinquish. The game marked the first-ever Division I women's lacrosse game in the state of the Texas.
The two biggest factors in the game were juniors Carolyn Davis and Megan Del Monte. Davis led all scorers in points with six on three goals and three assists. In the first two games of the season the midfielder has already amassed eight goals and four assists to lead the team in both categories. Del Monte added her first three goals of the season for good measure, and had two assists for which brings her season total to four.
Davis has been fully cleared to play for less than two weeks after suffering a torn ACL in the final game of the 2007 season.