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Top Ranked # 1 North Carolina Women's Lacrosse Team Defeats Boston College 12-11, in the 2022 NCAA Div 1 Women's Lacrosse Championship Finals..!
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND(SMI-SPORTS-UNIVERSITY, MAY 27-30, 2022)-The University of North Carolina women's lacrosse team collided in a showdown match with Boston College today Sunday May 29, in the 2022 NCAA women's lacrosse championship game with the Taar Heels defeating the Eagles 12-11, winning its third NCAA women's lacrosse title in program history and finishing the season undefeated with a 22-0, overall record at Homewood Field, Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.
With the win today, North Carolina snapped the two game losing streak to Boston College in the NCAA tournament after the Eagles defeated them in the 2019 and 2021 NCAA semifinals rounds, and wins its third NCAA women's lacrosse title under the tenure of head coach Jenny Levy.
Jenny Levy has built a sensational winning women's lacrosse program from scratch with the University of North Carolina for past 27 years, and she's recognized as one of best coaches in women’s lacrosse history with a stellar resume that got her inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2021.
Levy has guided Carolina to 23 NCAA Tournament bids, ranks third in NCAA Division I history in career wins, two-time national champion and a two-time National Coach of the Year.
She was named head coach of the United States National Team in November of 2017.Levy has a career record of 391-118, including 96-33 in ACC play, in 27 seasons entering the 2022 NCAA Tournament. She has led the Tar Heels to 12 appearances in the NCAA Tournament semifinals, including nine in the last 12 Tournaments. Her 36 NCAA Tournament wins are tied for fourth in NCAA history.
A high level lacrosse game with a dramatic ending, where two national ranked teams collided in a title game where they fought ferociously to win the game and the national title.
North Carolina opened the score first through Sam Geiersbach who scored two goals in a span of of 4-minutes, her 35th on a free position at 13:19(01:41) and 36th during a cross cutting attack at 09:26(05:24)
to put the Taar Heels 2-0, over Boston College.
The Eagles answered back with two goals by Charlotte North, her 89 goal of the season at 06:11(08:49)
and added her 90' goal at 04:37(10:23) to tied the game 2-2.
The Taar Heels re-grouped and regained the lead by scoring three consecutive goals during a 02:36 minute run through Andie Aldave netting her 51 goals of the season at 04:16(10:44) assisted by Emily Nalls, Ally Mastroianni added her 47th goal with a free position at 02:20 (12:40) and Olivia Dirks scoring her 20th goal at 01:40(13:20) to put North Carolina in front 5-2, at the end of the first quarter.
In the second frame, the Eagles opened the score through Cassidy Weeks at 13:15(01:45) , her 28 goal for the season to cut the deficit to 5-3 in favor of North Carolina. Taar Heels' top-attacker Jamie Ortega
scored in a free position at 08:38(06:22), her 68th for the season to increase the lead of 6-3, for North Carolina.
Boston College added two more goals in the quarter with Jenn Medjiid scoring her 73rd for the season at
06:53 (08:07) and Cassidy Weeks adding her 29th goal, her second of the game with the :19' seconds left and Carolina's Caitlyn Wurzburger netting her 34th for the season, assisted by Scottie Rose Growney at 02:05(12:55) to add the lead of 7-5, in favor of the Taar Heels at the half.
In the third quarter, the Eagles regained control of the ball in the field and very early in the frame Jenn Medji scored her 74th for the season and her second of the game at 11:40(03:20) to cut the deficit to 7-6,
in favor of North Carolina.
Later in the quarter with the time winding down, the Eagles' Charlotte North scored her 3rd and 4rd goals of the game in a span of 02:18 to put Boston College ahead in the lead of 8-7, for the first time in game. North registered her 91 goal at 04:31(10:29) and 92nd at 02:13(12:47) to tallied 4 goals overall in the game. Ally Mastroianni added her 48th goal to tied the game at 8-8, at the end of the third frame.
In the fourth quarter with the game tied 8-8, both teams traded goals back to back and keeping score very close. Kayla Martello put the Eagles in front 9-8, by scoring her 45th goal for the season at 13:19(01:41).North Carolina answered back with two goals of their own within a minute apart through Jamie Ortega netting her 69th for the season and her second of the game to tied the game 9-9, at 12:05(02:55) and Nicole Humphrey adding her 8th for the season to put the Taar Heels in front 10-9, with 11:04(03:56) left in the frame.
The Eagles answered back with Belle Smith scoring her 54th for the season to tied the game 10-10, at 09:50(05:10) and with the pressure on the field, The Taar Heels scored two goals in a span of 3-minutes with Sam Geiersbach scoring her 37th and third of the game at 05:26(09:34) and Scottie Rose Growney netting her 56th to put the North Carolina in front 12-10, with two minutes left in the game.
Boston College went to the attack and managed to scored its final goal by Cassidy Weeks to cut the deficit to 12-11, with 14' second left but the Taar Heels ran out the clock to sealed the final victory of 12-11,
and the 2022 NCAA Women's Lacrosse title.