UNC women’s lacrosse coach Jenny Levy said defending national champion Northwestern can always expect the very best from its opponents.
Friday night’s matchup featuring the Wildcats and North Carolina’s squad was no exception.
For the first time in five contests with Northwestern, the Tar Heels came out on top, winning 11-8, and left Northwestern with the feelings of frustration and disappointment that UNC has felt so many times throughout the series.
And for a UNC team that has struggled to preserve its dominant starts to games throughout the season, Friday’s win was a turning point for the young group.
“We are a fast starting team, but keeping up the momentum is something that we’ve struggled with in the past,” junior Taylor George said. “Being able to sustain our momentum and play four quarters of great lacrosse, I think, made the difference today.”