The top-ranked UNC women’s lacrosse team beat the High Point Panthers by 14 goals on Sunday, 19-5, to move to 3-0 on the young season.
UNC was able to put together a well-rounded game, dominating the Panthers on both ends of the field.
The Tar Heels came out of the gates ready to play, out-shooting High Point 37-26 and winning 18 out of 26 draws.
UNC got out to an early 8-0 lead in the first half and was able to stretch the lead to 11 heading into halftime. The 12-1 Tar Heel lead gave head coach Jenny Levy the chance to build some depth in the second half as she gave playing time to some of her reserves. The Tar Heels didn’t have much falloff, scoring seven more goals to break their season-high of 14 goals in one game during the second half.
Three out of four Tar Heel goalies saw action Sunday, and they were able to hold the Panthers to five total goals, blocking eight out of 13 shots on goal.
Who stood out?
Senior attacker Jamie Ortega led the way for the Tar Heels with six total points, scoring four goals to go along with two assists. The six points for Ortega moved her to second place on the all-time scoring list at UNC, where she trails teammate Katie Hoeg by 16 points.
Hoeg, along with fellow attacker Scottie Rose Growney contributed their fair share in the rout of the Panthers as well, finishing with three goals and two assists each.