Women's Lacrosse NCAA First Round ACCtion: Sunday, May 11
May 11, 2008
Charlottesville, Va. - Corey Donohoe scored five goals and Megan Bosica had two goals and three assists as the unseeded University of North Carolina women's lacrosse team upset fourth-seeded Virginia, 11-7, on a cold and rainy Sunday afternoon at Klockner Stadium in the NCAA Tournament first round. With the win, Carolina improves to 13-6 this season. Virginia fell to 14-4 with the defeat.
The win marked Carolina's third NCAA Tournament road win in its history and first since beating Penn State in the 2005 first round. UNC avenged a 16-5 loss to the Cavaliers in Charlottesville earlier this season. The Tar Heels advance and will play No. 5 seed Syracuse next Saturday at 1 p.m. in the NCAA quarterfinals at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, N.Y.
Carolina dug itself a 3-0 hole less than six minutes into the game before finishing the first half with a 6-0 run to take a 6-3 lead at intermission. The Cavs scored the first two goals of the second half in quick fashion to rally before the Tar Heels scored back-to-back goals to put themselves back up by three goals.
The Cavaliers got the scoring started less than two minutes into the contest, as Jenny Hauser took and pass right into the middle of the UNC defense and scored unassited at the 28:05 mark. Just under three minutes later, Ashley McCulloch scored on a free position attempt to make it 2-0 Virginia with 25:13 left before halftime. Kaitlin Duff quickly made it 3-0 with an unassisted score off the draw control.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Senior Katie Pumphrey ignited the Maryland offense with her first goal of the season and the third-seeded Terrapins ended the game with a 12-1 run en route to a 20-7 victory on Mother's Day in the first round of the 2008 NCAA Women's Lacrosse Championship. The Terps will host No. 12 Duke on Saturday, May 17 at 1:00 p.m. in the quarterfinals at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex.
The Blue Devils beat sixth-seeded Georgetown, 10-8, in Washington, D.C. Duke will enter the game at 12-7 while Maryland improved to 18-2 with its win.
The closest parking for any fans attending next Saturday's game will be in Lot 4I, which is the lot directly behind the bleachers. The game will be taking place during Maryland's commencement ceremonies that day. More detailed instructions for parking will be available later this week.
Three Maryland seniors paced the offense with five points as Dana Dobbie, Casey Magor, and Katie Princiotto each had three goals and two assists. Dobbie also added nine draw controls giving her 123 this season and 331 in her career, both NCAA records.
Senior Kelly Kasper added a goal and three assists as did sophomore Caitlyn McFadden. Freshman Sarah Mollison scored a pair of goals and had an assist off the bench.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Duke used a strong offensive first half and a stellar defensive second half to pull out a 10-8 victory over No. 6 seed Georgetown in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday at the Hoyas' Multi-Sport Field. In the nine years that the NCAA Tournament has included 16 teams, the Blue Devils have now made seven trips to the quarterfinals.
Junior attacker Carolyn Davis once again paved the way for Duke, notching four first-half goals, including the Blue Devils' first score, on just four shots. Davis now ranks fourth in Duke history with 55 season goals and seventh with 128 career goals. Sophomore midfielder Lindsay Gilbride found the back of the net twice in the first period and sophomore midfielder Danielle Kachulis chipped in with two goals in the second stanza.
The Blue Devil defense put forth a strong effort, especially in the second half. Duke caused five turnovers in the second half and eight overall to disrupt the Hoyas' flow. Senior Aiyana Newton, sophomore Sara Giedgowd and sophomore Betsey Sauer held Georgetown's second- and third-leading scorers to a combined one assist in the game. Imbesi had a strong outing in the cage, making nine saves in the contest.