UNC men rout Dartmouth, 15-6

No. 3 Heels get three goals each from Delaney, Petracca

March 20, 2010|By From Sun staff reports

The North Carolina men's lacrosse team struck for nine straight goals to break a 1-1 tie after one quarter and Dartmouth couldn't recover as the visiting Big Green fell to the third-ranked Tar Heels, 15-6, Friday in Chapel Hill, N.C.

Sean Delaney had three goals and two assists and Gavin Petracca had three goals and an assist for the Tar Heels (8-0). Goalies Chris Madalon and Steve Rastivo each had three saves.

Josh Etzion had two goals and an assist and Ari Sussman had a goal and two assists for Dartmouth (2-2).

North Carolina scored first with 3:34 left. The Dartmouth defense failed on a clearing opportunity that led to a break for the Tar Heels, and Dunster beat Big Green goalie Michael Novosel high to the right side.

Dartmouth evened the score a minute later on a second-chance shot by Etzion in front of the goal.

North Carolina answered in the second quarter with a 5-0 run for a 6-1 lead at the half.

The Tar Heels scored four goals in the first five minutes of the third quarter. Petracca added his second during the run.

North Carolina outshot Dartmouth 43-22, and 23 turnovers hurt the Big Green all night. The Tar Heels had the ground-ball advantage at 35-21. Each team recorded goals on extra-man opportunities.

Women

Monmouth 11, Mount St. Mary's 7: Esther Rufolo had a hat trick in a losing effort for the visiting Mount (2-5, 0-1 Northeast Conference).

The Hawks (2-5, 1-0) used a three-goal run to erase an early deficit and another three-goal run in the second half to pull away. Molly O'Brien led Monmouth with three goals and an assist.

Lucy Pompa (Bryn Mawr) gave the Mount a 1-0 lead, scoring a free-position goal at 3:18. Monmouth answered with a goal by Perry DeWitt that started a 3-0 run at 7:41.

The Mount lost in league-opening play for the third time in program history. The last was a 16-7 defeat at the hands of host UMBC in 2003.

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