UNC proved their dominance as the No. 1 lacrosse team in the country on Saturday afternoon in a landslide 21-9 win over Boston College.
The Eagles have had a hot start to the season so far, with wins over non-conference ranked opponents like No. 15 USC and No. 22 UMass. BC is currently sitting 0-1 in ACC games after this first conference (and away) game of the year.
Despite an even first half with both teams scoring in high volumes, the Tar Heels were able to pull away in the second half.
UNC tallied the first goal, setting the tone for the game. Charlotte North, Caitlynn Mossman, and Jenn Medjid weren’t going to let the Eagles be down long though. The trio scored three in a row to put BC up 3-1 early in the first half.
However, the game slowly dissolved after this lead. UNC knotted the game at three apiece in the next ten minutes.
The scoring was back-and-forth after this, with neither team taking a commanding lead in the first half. UNC only led 10-7 after the first 30 minutes of play, outscoring BC 9-4 to close out the half.
North scored all three of her goals in the first half, marking her third hat-trick of the season. She had an unusually quiet second half, scoring-wise, after this effort. Adding to the first half goal tally was Medjid with two, Mossman with one, and Belle Smith also with one.
UNC easily took the game out from underneath BC in the second half. The Tar Heels came out of the gate strong, scoring seven goals in the first 11 minutes of the second half to put them up 17-7.
BC finally used a timeout to regroup after this barrage and drew up a scoring play for Courtney Weeks. Under a minute later, Weeks scored her second and final goal of the day to close the gap slightly, however BC still found themselves down 9-17.
Just for good measure, UNC notched four more points to bring the final score to a 21-9 home win for them.
The game wasn’t all bad, BC topped UNC in draw controls, 18-14, with North adding eight alone. The teams went even on clears at 11.
The Eagles fell to 3-1 on the season with this loss and are now 0-1 in conference play.
BC will look to bounce back at home in Newton against another tough ACC opponent in No. 9 Virginia on March 13 at 2 p.m.
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