No. 9 North Carolina Squeaks By Lady Monarch Lax, 8-7
April 23, 2005
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- The Lady Monarch women's lacrose team finished up its 2005 season playing in one of their most competitive match-ups this season dropping a goal decision, 8-7, to the ninth-ranked Tar Heels of North Carolina at Fetzer Field on Saturday afternoon. Sophomore Caroline Jacobs recorded six of ODU's seven goals for a career-high mark.
In the first half, ODU scored the first two goals quickly, leading 2-0 on two goals by Jacobs in the first 5:23 of action. The Tar Heels stormed back, however, scoring five straight goals to go up 5-2. Five different UNC players scored during the 5-0 run: Erica LaGrow, Jess Allen, Christina Juras, Kelly Renzi and Higgins.
Two more goals by Jacobs, who had four first-half goals, and one by junior midfielder Tameka Davis (Washington, D.C.) tied the scored at 5-5 with 4:53 left before the break. Chrissy Rude scored an unassisted goal off her own rebound of a free position shot with 0:16 left before halftime.
Only four total goals were scored n the second half, the first of which was by Jacobs of ODU to tie the score at 6-6 just 2:06 into the period. It took 13 minutes before the Tar Heels responded as Renzi scored off a Higgins assist to make it 7-6 Tar Heels. Jess Allen's unassisted score with under five minutes left put UNC up by two goals. Jacobs scored her sixth goal of the game with a minute left, but the Lady Monarchs could not tie the score in the final moments after the Tar Heels managed to capture the draw.
The Lady Monarchs conclude the 2005 season with a 3-12 overall mark.