May 11, 2008
Blair Weymouth, Ashley McCulloch, and Jenny Hauser scored two goals each, but it was not enough, as the Virginia women's lacrosse team fell to North Carolina, 11-7, in NCAA Tournament first round action Sunday afternoon. The loss ends the Cavaliers' season at 14-4.
Virginia started the game off strong, scoring the first three goals, before the Tar Heels responded with six consecutive scores to take the lead, 6-3. The Cavaliers scored two to pull the deficit to 6-5, but that's as close as they would get, as North Carolina had an answer for every rally.
Earlier in the year, Virginia had topped UNC, 16-5, in regular season action. This proved to be a very different Carolina team, as they controlled the game for a majority of the minutes. Corey Donahoe finished the game with five goals to lead North Carolina, which improves to 13-6, and moves on to the second round.
Virginia finished NCAA runner up in 2007, falling to Northwestern in the championship game, 15-13.