Women's Lacrosse Falls to North Carolina
March 8, 1998
CHAPEL HILL, N.C.--North Carolina's women's lacrosse team scored its biggest victory yet in the program's brief three-year history as a varsity program as the second-ranked Tar Heels upset top-ranked and three-time defending NCAA champion Maryland 10-9 Sunday after at Navy Field.
Carolina, which never trailed in the game, got the winning goal with 2:04 to play as senior midfielder Sarah Dacey broke a 9-9 time when she scored off an assist by junior attackwoman Erin McGinnis. McGinnis had been fouled on the previous play and was given a free position shot. She passed the ball to Dacey on the right edge of the crease and Dacey beat Maryland goalkeeper Alex Kahoe for the winning score. Maryland won the ensuing draw control, but the Terrapins turned the ball over with just over a minute to play. UNC controlled the ball until around the 15-second mark, before turning the ball over deep in the Maryland end of the field. The Terps hurried to move the ball upfield but they were unsuccessful in getting off a shot before time expired. Led by Gray MacNair's three goals and one goal and three assists by Dacey, UNC maintained control of the game for most of the 60 minutes. The Tar Heels never trailed although the Terrapins did rally to tie the game three times, including twice in the first half. However, an explosion in the last 1:06 of the first half staked North Carolina to a 7-4 lead as MacNair scored twice and McGinnis added her only goal in a span of 51 seconds to give the Tar Heels their biggest lead of the game. The Terps, who were led by Quinn Carney's three goals, scored two quick goals in the second half to pull within 7-6 and then the two teams traded the next four goals. Carney's third goal of the game tied the score for the last time with 4:53 left.
Sascha Newmarch finished with one goal and four assists for the Terrapins, while Meredith Egan had two goals and Cathy Nelson had two goals and one assist. Lori Pasquantonio had two goals for UNC and Kristin Off added two assists.
Maryland outshot North Carolina 31-25, but the Tar Heels won the ground ball category decisively 39-20. Both Kahoe for Maryland and UNC's Debbie Castine made 12 saves.
Maryland is now 0-2 on the season and 0-2 in the ACC. North Carolina improves to 2-0 on the season and 1-0 in the ACC. The Tar Heels play host to Johns Hopkins on Thursday at 4 p.m. at Fetzer Field.
#1 MARYLAND (0-2, ACC 0-2) vs. #2 NORTH CAROLINA (2-0, ACC 1-0) Site: Navy Field, Chapel Hill, N.C. Date: March 8, 1998 SCORING BY HALVES 1 2 1OT 2OT FINAL Maryland 4 5 9 North Carolina 7 3 10 GOALS (Maryland): Quinn Carney 3, Meredith Egan 2, Cathy Nelson 2, Victoria Wellington, Sascha Newmarch ASSISTS (Maryland): Sascha Newmarch 4, Cathy Nelson, Jen Adams GOALS (North Carolina): Gray MacNair 3, Lori Pasquantonio 2, Meghann Mohler, Brooke Crawford, Erin McGinnis, Meghan Stringer, Sarah Dacey ASSISTS (North Carolina): Sarah Dacey 3, Kristin Off 2, Tricia Cummings, Erin McGinnis TOTAL SHOTS 1 2 1OT 2OT TOTAL Maryland 15 16 31 North Carolina 19 6 25 FREE POSITION SHOTS 1 2 1OT 2OT TOTAL Maryland 5 2 7 North Carolina 5 1 6 SAVES 1 2 1OT 2OT TOTAL Maryland 9 3 12 North Carolina 5 7 12 Maryland Goalkeepers: Alex Kahoe, 60 minutes played, 12 saves, 10 goals allowed, 25 shots faced North Carolina Goalkeepers: Debbie Castine, 60 minutes played, 12 saves, 9 goals allowed, 31 shots faced DRAW CONTROLS 1 2 1OT 2OT TOTAL Maryland 7 7 14 North Carolina 4 2 6 GROUND BALLS 1 2 1OT 2OT TOTAL Maryland 6 14 20 North Carolina 23 16 39 FOULS 1 2 1OT 2OT TOTAL Maryland 8 13 21 North Carolina 8 8 16 TURNOVERS 1 2 1OT 2OT TOTAL Maryland 6 3 9 North Carolina 3 5 8 ATTENDANCE: 286 OFFICIALS: Sue Diffenderffer, Renee Scheide, Suzie Ganzemuller #1 MARYLAND (0-2, ACC 0-2) vs. #2 NORTH CAROLINA (2-0, ACC 1-0) Site: Navy Field, Chapel Hill, N.C. Date: March 8, 1998 Attendance: 286 Half Team Time Score Goal Assist 1 UNC 29:06 UNC 1-0 Meghann Mohler Sarah Dacey 1 UNC 27:22 UNC 2-0 Gray MacNair (FPS) 1 MD 26:13 UNC 2-1 Meredith Egan (FPS) 1 MD 13:17 Tied 2-2 Cathy Nelson Sascha Newmarch 1 UNC 10:45 UNC 3-2 Brooke Crawford Kristin Off 1 UNC 9:19 UNC 4-2 Lori Pasquantonio Sarah Dacey 1 MD 6:12 UNC 4-3 Victoria Wellington Cathy Nelson 1 MD 5:34 Tied 4-4 Quinn Carney Sascha Newmarch 1 UNC 1:06 UNC 5-4 Gray MacNair Sarah Dacey 1 UNC 0:37 UNC 6-4 Gray MacNair (FPS) 1 UNC 0:15 UNC 7-4 Erin McGinnis Tricia Cummings 2 MD 26:55 UNC 7-5 Meredith Egan Sascha Newmarch 2 MD 23:08 UNC 7-6 Quinn Carney (FPS) 2 UNC 15:46 UNC 8-6 Lori Pasquantonio Kristin Off 2 MD 13:02 UNC 8-7 Sascha Newmarch 2 UNC 11:48 UNC 9-7 Meghan Stringer 2 MD 8:01 UNC 9-8 Cathy Nelson Sascha Newmarch 2 MD 4:53 Tied 9-9 Quinn Carney Jen Adams 2 UNC 2:04 UNC 10-9 Sarah Dacey Erin McGinnis FPS=Free Position Shot