April 3, 2011

Donohoe Ties UNC Career Scoring Record

from press release

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- The University of North Carolina women's lacrosse team got goals from11 different players and defeated Old Dominion, 18-7, on Sunday afternoon at Fetzer Field. With the win, Carolina improved to 10-2 this season. ODU falls to 1-7. Tar Heel senior attacker Corey Donohoe tallied three points on the day (one goal, two assists) to tie the school record for career points.

Donohoe now has 222 career points, tying Kellie Thompson's total of 222 (169 goals and 53 assists) set from 1999-2002. She broke Thompson's UNC career goal record in Friday's win at Virginia Tech. Donohoe has 173 career goals and 49 career assists.

Abbey Friend (four goals and one assist) and Becky Lynch (one goal and four assists) led all scorers with five points on the day. Laura Zimmerman scored three times for Carolina and Kara Cannizzaro and Kaitlyn Messinger scored twice apiece. Jessica Griffin, Margaret Corzel, Brittney Coppa, Emily Garrity and Taylor George each scored single goals for UNC and Sarah Kuonen had an assist.
Lisa Bernardini led ODU with three goals. Rebecca Hartrum scored twice and Sarah Wright had a goal and an assist.
Carolina jumped out to an early lead in the first half, grabbing a 7-2 advantage 15 minutes into the game and forcing a Monarch timeout at the 14:57 mark of the first half. Zimmerman had two goals in the early run and Lynch had two assists. By halftime, the Tar Heels led 14-3. Friend and Zimmerman each scored three times in the opening 30 minutes and Lynch had a goal and three assists. UNC outshot ODU 20-5 and controlled 16 of 18 draws in the first half.

The two teams scored four goals apiece in the second half as the Monarchs never got closer than 10 goals in the final 30 minutes of play.

Lauren Maksym started the game in goal for Carolina and allowed four goals with one save in 39:56 of action. Britt Giacco finished the game in the cage for UNC and made three saves, allowing three goals in 20:04. Sarah Geary went the distance in the goal for ODU, making seven saves and allowing 18 goals.

The Tar Heels will return to action next Saturday (April 9) at top-ranked Maryland in College Park, Md.

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