While only a week remains until the ACC tournament, North Carolina women’s lacrosse coach Jenny Levy does not want her players to get too far ahead of themselves.
The No. 2 Tar Heels (12-2, 4-1 ACC) will travel to Nashville, Tenn. to finish off the regular season with a matchup against Vanderbilt (2-13) on Saturday — a game Levy said should be at the forefront of their minds.
“As coaches, we’re not focused on the ACCs yet and every day in practice we’re challenging the players to work on parts of their games that are going to make us better,” Levy said. “I think that daily grind keeps you in the present moment.”
Vanderbilt heads into the game having struggled defensively all year. The Commodores surrender an average of 14 goals per contest, and have given up 20 or more goals in two games this season.
UNC, on the other hand, allows only eight goals a game while boasting a strong offensive attack, which finds the net about 13 times per contest.