In its home opener, the No. 1 North Carolina women’s lacrosse team defeated the Davidson Wildcats by a score of 22-5 on Sunday afternoon in Chapel Hill.
The Tar Heels opened up their high-scoring afternoon just over two minutes into the contest with a free-position goal from senior midfielder Marisa DiVietro, her first of the season. The aggressive offensive attack persisted for the next several minutes, when UNC established a 6-0 lead before Davidson called a timeout with 21:41 remaining in the first period.
While building the early lead, UNC’s goals were widely distributed, as the first seven goals were scored by six different Tar Heels.
Davidson’s first goal would not come until midway through the first period, when they cut into the deficit to make the score 7-1. UNC responded quickly, however, and scored four goals to widen its lead to 11-1 with ten minutes to play in the first period. With four more goals in the final ten minutes, the Tar Heels headed into intermission with a decisive 15-1 advantage.