February 20, 2011

Donohoe Leads 3-0 Heels Past Richmond

from press release

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Corey Donohoe scored four goals and Kaitlyn Messinger had three consecutivesecond-half scores as the third-ranked University of North Carolina women’s lacrosse team held off unranked Richmond by a score of 14-8 on Sunday afternoon at Fetzer Field in Chapel Hill. 

With the win, Carolina improves to 3-0 on the season. Richmond falls to 0-3.

Donohoe’s four goals gave her 13 for the season.  She had four in the season opener against Florida last Saturday, five in Wednesday’s win at Vanderbilt and four on Sunday.  Messinger and Kara Cannizzaro each scored three goals for Carolina.  Abby Friend scored twice, Brittney Coppa had a goal and an assist and Becky Lynch had two assists.  Freshman Taylor George scored once and Emily Garrity had one assist.

For Richmond, Mary Flowers led the way with three goals and one assist.  Kara Moscheeti scored twice, Sam Stevenson had a goal and an assist and Hayley Ross and Anne Ryan each scored once.

Cannizzaro started the Tar Heels off quickly with two goals in the first two and a half minutes for a 2-0 lead.  Friend made it 3-0 Carolina with an unassisted goal at the 26:39 mark, wrapping around the cage from right to left and scoring in the lower right corner of the net. 

Donohoe’s unassisted goal at 23:20 made it 4-0 Tar Heels.

Moschetti’s free position goal with 19:47 to go in the first half stopped the UNC run and made the score 4-1.  Mary Flowers followed 10 minutes later with an unassisted goal that cut the lead to 4-2 and force a Tar Heeltimeout with 9:32 to go before the break.  Donohoe scored an unassisted goal, her second of the game, off a Richmond foul with 5:59 left in the first half to make it 5-2 Carolina.

In the second half, Flowers scored her second goal, an unassisted effort, to make it 5-3 Tar Heels. Coppa responded with an unassisted goal on a nifty spin move to make it 6-3 Tar Heels at the 24:57 mark.  Friend scored her second goal of the day on a free position shot with 23:46 left in the game,making the score 7-3.

Ryan scored an unassisted goal at the 23:20 mark to make it 7-4 Carolina, and Flowers’ third goal of the afternoon made it 7-5 with 20:39 to go in the second half.  Messinger responded with back –to-back goals to push the lead back to four goals at 9-5 with 18:07 left to play.   The first goal came on a free position try and the second came a minute later off a pretty pass from Garrity.

A minute later, Stevenson scored off a pass from Flowers for Richmond to make the score 9-6 with 17:06 to go.  Messinger’s third goal in a row, another unassisted effort from the top of the 12-meter arc, made the score 10-6 with 15:09 to go.  Moschetti’s second goal for the Spiders came with a man down at the 11:15 mark and made the score 10-7 Tar Heels.  Cannizzaro score her third goal of the day just over a minute later at the 10:08 mark to put UNC back up by four goals at 11-7, forcing a Richmond timeout.

Donohoe scored her third goal of the game off a pass from Lynch at the 6:56 mark to make it 12-7 Carolina  Richmond did not go down quietly, however, responding with a goal from Ross off a pass from Stevenson to make it 12-9 with under six minutes to go.  Donohoe’s fourth goal of the day came with 2:07 left and boosted the lead back to five scores at 13-8.  George put the icing on the cake for Carolina with a goal off a pass from Coppa with 23 seconds left that made it 14-8.

Lauren Maksym went the distance in the cage for UNC, allowing eight goals and recording five saves  Victoria Roebuck played all 60 minutes in goal for the Spiders, making 11 saves.

The Tar Heels will return to action on Friday against second-ranked Northwestern at 5 p.m. at Fetzer Field.


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