April 1, 2011

Donohoe Breaks Record, UNC Beats Va. Tech

from press release

– Corey Donohoe tied for the team high with three goals and became North Carolina's career goals leader as the Tar Heels won on the road at Virginia Tech, 14-8, on Friday afternoon. Carolina's sixth consecutive win improved it to 9-2 this season and 3-0 in Atlantic Coast Conference play. Virginia Tech fell to 8-5, 1-2 in the ACC.

Donohoe entered Friday's game with 169 career goals, tied with Kellie Thompson (1999-2002) for most in UNC history. Donohoe's three goals on Friday give her 172 in her career. Her 38 points this season (32 goals and six assists) give her 219 career points, second in school history behind Thompson's total of 222 (169 goals and 53 assists).

Laura Zimmerman (two goals and two assists) had four points to lead all scorers in Friday's victory. Donohoe and Abbey Friend had three goals apiece. Becky Lynch had a goal and two assists and Margaret Corzel and Kara Cannizzaro both scored twice. Emily Garrity also added a goal for the Tar Heels.

Ryan Rotanz (three goals), Jessice Nonn (two goals and one assist) and Allie Emala (two goals) led Virginia Tech.

Carolina controlled 19 of 24 draws in the game.

Donohoe broke the Tar Heel goal record with an unassisted score just 1:28 into the game that gave UNC a 1-0 lead. Nonn scored for the Hokies nearly 10 minutes later to tie the score at 1-1 before Carolina ripped off five consecutive goals in a span of just over 14 minutes to post a 6-1 lead.

The Hokies pulled as close as within two goals at 7-5 midway through the second half before seven straight Tar Heel goals put the game out of reach at 14-5 with just over five minutes to play.

Lauren Maksym started the game in goal for Carolina and played over 54 minutes to pick up the victory, recording 11 saves and allowing five Hokie goals.

The Tar Heels will return to action on Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. against Old Dominion at Fetzer Field in Chapel Hill.

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