Women's Lacrosse ACCtion: Tuesday, March 11
March 12, 2008
EUGENE, Ore. - No. 7 North Carolina dominated the second half and ended Oregon's six-game winning streak with a 14-9 win over No. 18 Oregon on Tuesday night at Pape' Field.
The Tar Heels improve to 6-1 on the year. At 6-2 on the season, Oregon is still off to its best start in program history.
The Ducks had an 8-7 edge at the half, led by two goals from both junior Ilsa van den Berg and freshmen Alex Breiner.
North Carolina ended the game by scoring the last six goals of the contest. Julia Ryan and Corey Donohoe led the Tar Heels with four goals and two assists apiece. Megan Bosica scored twice with one assist.
A goalkeeper change also helped North Carolina in the second half. Amanda Barnes started the game, allowing eight goals in the first period. Logan Ripley replaced Barnes in goal after the half, and North Carolina allowed only one goal after that.
DURHAM, N.C. - There have been two constants in Duke women's lacrosse in the last couple of years: they win at home and they do not lose two games in a row. Tuesday evening proved both of those stipulations correct as the No. 4 Blue Devils (6-1) routed Vermont (2-1), 20-6, in Koskinen Stadium.
Duke has not lost back-to-back games since March 12 and 16, 2005, and it has not lost at home since April 1, 2006, a streak that has now spanned 18 games.
Despite losing the draw for the third game in a row, the Blue Devils dominated in every other facet of the match to earn their sixth victory of the season heading into a showdown with Georgetown on Saturday.
Once again it was junior attackers Carolyn Davis and Megan Del Monte leading the offensive output. Davis tallied four goals and chipped in two assists while Del Monte found the back of the net four times. The midfield trio of junior Jess Adam, sophomore Lindsay Gilbride and freshman Sarah Bullard each scored twice. Thirteen different Duke players scored at least one point in the contest.