#2 Georgetown Earns Decisive 14-3 Victory over #13 UNC in Women's Lacrosse
WASHINGTON, DC - Junior midfielders Lauryn Bernier (Stafford, Pa./Conestoga) and Ali Chambers (valley Cottage, N.Y./Nyack) each scored a hat trick to lead No. 2 ranked Georgetown to a decisive 14-3 victory over #13 North Carolina on Sunday, April 4, on an extremely cold and windy North Kehoe Field in front of a crowd of 537. In addition to Bernier and Chambers, five other Hoyas contributed goals in the game. The victory improves Georgetown’s overall record to 7-1 (3-0 BIG EAST) on the season, while Carolina falls to 7-4 (0-2 ACC) on the year.
The Hoyas jumped out to a 3-0 lead with three goals in less than 3-1/2 minutes. Senior midfielder Anouk Peters (Ipswich, Mass./Millbrook) scored off a Sarah Oliphant (Jr., Annapolis, Md./Annapolis) feed at 26:31, followed 13 seconds later by a goal from Chambers set up by senior midfielder Gloria Lozano (Pittsburgh, Pa./Sewickley). Bernier scored her first goal of the day at 23:42, with an assist credited to senior midfielder Michi Ellers (Swarthmore, Pa./Strath Haven).
Junior attacker Allison Higgins finally put the Tar Heels on the scoreboard with an unassisted goal at the 23:10 mark to make the score 3-1.The Hoyas’ defense, led by Ellers, sophomores Stephanie Zodtner (Wayne, Pa./Conestoga) and Kristen Smith (Berwyn, Pa./Conestoga) and freshman Laura Cipro (Ellicott City, Md./Mt. Hebron), shut down UNC’s offense and did not allow another goal in the first period. Georgetown went on a three-goal run beginning at 14:44 with Chambers’ second goal of the day, with Peters picking up the assist. Sophomore attacker Hollis Pica (Hunt Valley, Md./Notre Dame Prep) capitalized on a free position shot at 5:35 to make the score 5-1. Oliphant closed out the first half scoring when she found the back of the nets with 2:30 left on the clock off a pass from freshman attacker Coco Stanwick (Baltimore, Md./Notre Dame Prep). The Hoyas took a 6-1 lead into the intermission.
Elbe struck for an unassisted goal just 59 seconds into the second period to push the Georgetown lead to 7-1. Freshman attacker Lindsay Higgins responded for the Tar Heels at the 25:49 mark, but Oliphant answered at 24:04 to make the score 8-2, followed by back-to-back tallies from Lozano at 22:53 and 16:26 to give GU a 10-2 lead. Stanwick earned the assist on both of Lozano’s goals. Chambers notched her third goal of the day at 15:04 to make it 11-2 in favor of the Hoyas. North Carolina sophomore midfielder Melissa McCarthy slipped past her defender to score at 9:34, but it would be the last goal of the game for Carolina. Georgetown reeled off three more goals, two by Bernier and another by Elbe to wrap the game up 14-3. Oliphant and sophomore attacker Lucy Poole (Lutherville, Md./Towson) were credited with the assists.
Robinson recorded a terrific day in goal for the Hoyas. She turned away 10 Tar Heels’ shots while allowing just three goals. In addition she scooped up four ground balls. Freshman UNC goalkeeper Kristen Hordy made eight saves on the afternoon while giving up all 14 GU goals.
The Hoyas return to action on Wednesday, April 7, when they travel to College Park, Md., to take on the #8 Maryland Terrapins at 7:00 p.m. on Ludwig Field.
SCORE BY HALVES: 1 2 OT TOTAL
Georgetown 6 8 - 14
North Carolina 1 2 - 3
Georgetown: Lauryn Bernier 3, Ali Chambers 3, Sarah Oliphant 2, Catherine Elbe 2, Gloria Lozano 2, Anouk Peters, Hollis Pica.
North Carolina: Allison Higgins, Lindsay Higgins, Melissa McCarthy.
Georgetown: Coco Stanwick 3, Sarah Oliphant, Anouk Peters, Gloria Lozano, Michi Ellers, Lucy Poole.
North Carolina: None.
Georgetown: 10 Sarah Robinson (3 GA).
North Carolina: 8 Kristen Hordy (14 GA).
SHOTS ON GOAL: Georgetown 25, North Carolina 16.
GROUND BALLS: Georgetown 30, North Carolina 8.
FREE POSITION SHOTS: Georgetown 3, North Carolina 6.
CAUSED TURNOVERS: Georgetown 5, North Carolina 4.
DRAW CONTROLS: Georgetown 9, North Carolina 10.
TURNOVERS: Georgetown 10, North Carolina 15.
FOULS: Georgetown 14, North Carolina 17.
Team Records: #2 Georgetown (7-1 overall; 3-0 BIG EAST); North Carolina 7-3 overall; 0-2 ACC)
Women's Lacrosse Scoring Summary:
26:31, GU Anouk Peters from Sarah Oliphant
26:18, GU Ali Chambers from Gloria Lozano
23:42, GU Lauryn Bernier from Michi Ellers
23:10, UNC Allison Higgins unassisted
14:44, GU Ali Chambers (2) from Anouk Peters
5:35, GU Hollis Pica off a free position
2:30, GU Sarah Oliphant from Coco Stanwick
29:01, GU Catherine Elbe unassisted
25:49, UNC Lindsay Higgins unassisted
24:04, GU Sarah Oliphant unassisted
22:53, GU Gloria Lozano from Coco Stanwick (2)
16:26, GU Gloria Lozano (2) from Coco Stanwick (3)
15:04, GU Ali Chambers (3) unassisted
9:34, UNC Gina Allen unassisted
7:59, GU Lauryn Bernier (2) unassisted
3:40, GU Catherine Elbe (2) from Sarah Oliphant (2)
1:55, GU Lauryn Bernier (3) from Lucy Poole