The No. 7 North Carolina women’s lacrosse team defeated High Point University on Friday evening by a score of 14-10.
The Tar Heels quickly jumped out in front as first-year attacker Jamie Ortega scored less than one minute into the game.
High Point would even the score a few minutes later, but UNC would score consecutive goals in less than one minute to jump out to a 3-1 lead.
With less than 20 minutes left in the first half, UNC lead 5-3,. However, three straight goals for the Tar Heels extended the lead to 8-3 with 11:32 remaining in the first half.
High Point would answer with a goal of its own, but North Carolina was still able to take a 10-5 lead into halftime.
The Tar Heels extended thw lead to 12-5 in the second half after two straight goals from sophomore attacker Katie Hoeg.
High Point closed out the game on a 5-2 run, but could never cut its deficit to less than four. The Tar Heels held on for a 14-10 victory.
“It was great to get back out on the field,” head coach Jenny Levy said. “We were ready to play after a tough loss last weekend. Every opponent gives us a different challenge and helps us to continue to get better and grow.”