UNC women cruise in ACC opener, 15-5

April 29, 2005|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Jenn Cook led North Carolina with three goals and 10 Tar Heels overall found the net in a 15-5 win over Virginia Tech in the first round of the ACC women's lacrosse tournament at M&T Bank Stadium yesterday.

The fourth-seeded Tar Heels (13-4), with 19 players from 12 Baltimore-area high schools on their roster, scored the game's first nine goals against the Hokies (5-10).

Carolina advanced to face top-seeded Duke in the semifinals at 3:30 p.m. today. Maryland and Virginia, seeded third and second, respectively, will play at 1 p.m. in the tournament's other semifinal.

Stephanie Scurachio (Mount Hebron), Jess Allen (Hereford) and Kelly Renzi (Centennial) each scored twice and Christina Juras (McDonogh) had a goal and two assists for Carolina.

Virginia Tech goalie Nikki Schiavone (Archbishop Spalding) finished with 17 saves as her team was outshot 45-24. Freshman Kady McBrearty (Oldfields) scored twice for the Hokies.

Cook got the Tar Heels started with two early goals in less than a minute. Her teammates built that lead to 8-0, scoring six times in just over nine minutes before Renzi made it 9-0 just before halftime.

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