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Friday December 3rd

Womens Lacrosse

Defender Katy Fitzgerald sprints down the field in a spring 2010 game. DTH/Stephen Mitchell

Tar Heels fall to Wildcats

Hoping to build on the momentum of a 17-7 quarterfinal victory against Virginia, the No. 3 seeded Tar Heels knew they would have to play near flawlessly if they hoped to defeat No. 2 Northwestern in Friday night’s NCAA women’s lacrosse semifinal matchup held in Towson, Md.

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Women's lacrosse downs Cavaliers 17-7

When the No. 3 North Carolina women’s lacrosse team prepared to meet No. 6 Virginia for the second round of the NCAA tournament, the Tar Heels knew it wouldn’t be like any other game.But it didn’t stop UNC from doing what it’s done best all season, and they rolled to a 17-7 win against the Cavaliers Saturday in Fetzer Field. 

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The Tar Heels outshot Navy 39-13 on Saturday. DTH/Heather Kagan

Women's lacrosse defeats Navy 18-5 in opener

Coming out of the gate, the North Carolina women’s lacrosse team wanted to get a quick start on Navy and attack relentlessly on offense.Not only did the Tar Heels get a quick start, they outshot the Midshipmen 39-13 and had double the amount of Navy’s groundballs in their 18-5 victory in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday.

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Sophomore attacker Becky Lynch fights for a ground ball Wednesday night during North Carolina’s 9-6 victory. DTH/Phong dinh

Slow start can’t deter UNC women's lacrosse team

In typical North Carolina fashion, the Tar Heels won the opening draw of their Wednesday night matchup against No. 4 Duke, and leading scorer Corey Donohoe broke away for the goal. In eight of UNC’s 12 previous games, the Tar Heels have scored in the first three minutes of play.But not this time.

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Senior Kristen Taylor will be a key part of the Tar Heels’ attack against Duke. DTH File/Katie Barnes

Women's Lacrosse preps for rivalry match

It’s hard to imagine that a game could be so easily forgotten.Almost a year ago, the second-seeded North Carolina women’s lacrosse team faced third-seeded Duke in the 2009 ACC Championship semifinals.The Blue Devils ousted UNC, defeating the Tar Heels 14-4.

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Kristen Taylor netted four goals and chipped in an assist in UNC’s 13-9 victory against Maryland. DTH/Katie Barnes

Women's lacrosse downs UMd. for win

The Maryland women’s lacrosse team has to be growing weary of facing ACC rival North Carolina. Led by Kristen Taylor’s four goals and goaltender Logan Ripley’s career-high 13 saves, the No. 3 Tar Heels defeated the previously undefeated No. 2 Terrapins 13-9 Saturday afternoon at Fetzer Field.

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Kara Cannizzaro, Emily Garrity and Jessica Griffin have helped the North Carolina women’s lacrosse team. DTH/Shar-narne’ Flowers

Three UNC women's lacrosse players preparing to step up

Every day at practice, freshman midfielders Kara Cannizzaro, Emily Garrity and Jessica Griffin help lug the team’s goal cages to and from Navy Field. Although this sort of chore is one asked of rookie lacrosse players everywhere, these freshmen are there for more than just grunt work.With the imminent departure of All-ACC senior midfielders Megan Bosica and Jenn Russell, coach Jenny Levy’s high-energy newcomers are putting in what she likes to call “mental minutes” in preparation for the more prominent roles they will take on next season.

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Junior Corey Donohoe cradles the ball past Virginia Tech’s defense. DTH/Phong Dinh

Women’s lax defeats Hokies convincingly

In what has been a regular occurrence this season, the No.3 North Carolina women’s lacrosse team put on a clinic Friday at Fetzer Field. This time, the victim was Virginia Tech, as the Tar Heels obliterated the Hokies 19-3 and extended their home unbeaten streak to six.

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Senior attacker Kristen Taylor slices her way through the Virginia Tech defense looking to score a goal. DTH/Phong Dinh

Tar Heels pile up assists in women's lacrosse rout

During Friday’s game against Virginia Tech, the North Carolina women’s lacrosse team did not hesitate to share the wealth.And there certainly was a lot of it to share.The depth on offense shined in UNC’s 19-3 win against the Hokies. Eight different Tar Heels had goals in the matchup, and seven of them had two or more.

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Freshmen lead the way for women's lacrosse

The North Carolina women’s lacrosse team hosted a Florida squad Sunday that boasted the No. 1 recruiting class in the country.But despite the five goals scored by Gator newcomers, it was a pair of UNC freshmen — Emily Garrity and Kara Cannizzaro — who turned the tide midway through the first half.

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Women's lacrosse beats Denver 18-7

Starting this season where it left off, the No. 4 North Carolina women’s lacrosse team experienced yet another high-scoring game.Except this time, the Tar Heels didn’t go home disappointed.They ended last season with a 21-7 NCAA championship loss, where the team gave up the most points in a single game in the history of the program.

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Megan Bosica is one of five seniors on the UNC lacrosse team who went to the NCAA Championship game last season. DTH File

Strong UNC women's lacrosse eyes return to title game

Fresh off a run to the national title game, Jenny Levy’s women’s lacrosse program is gunning for another trip.With the top four scorers returning from an attacking unit that averaged more than 10 goals a game last season, North Carolina fields one of the best offenses in the nation. Corey Donohoe, Kristen Taylor, Megan Bosica and Jenn Russell all topped 35 goals last season.

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