North Carolina Upsets UVa Women's Lacrosse in First Round

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.

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