PHILADELPHIAAfter kicking off the season with a defensive battle at Drexel, the No. 8 Penn women’s lacrosse team travels south to Chapel Hill, N.C. to challenge No. 6 North Carolina in the teams’ first-ever meeting. Game time is set for 7 p.m. at UNC’s Fetzer Field
UNC has played, and won its first four games of the season. The Tar Heels topped No. 15 Denver, 15-9 and most recently, mounted a second-half comeback to take down fellow Ivy Leaguer Brown, 12-8, Thursday.
The Tar Heels are led by Corey Donohoe with 14 goals and Chelsea Parks with 11. Sophomore Megan Bosica has nine goals on the season, and scored five in the Brown game, keying the team’s comeback with four coming in the second-half.
Meg Freshwater lead’s the team with 15 groundballs, 11 caused turnovers and nine draw controls. Goalkeeper Amanda Barnes has put up an 8.00 goals-against average and a .418 save percentage.
Penn opened its season Feb. 24 with a 6-5 win against neighborhood rival, Drexel. The Quakers were matched, goal-for-goal until late in the second when they took a two-goal lead and effectively stalled to maintain the advantage.
Rachel Manson scored two goals and an assist while Melissa Lehman scored one in each half. Sophomores Ali DeLuca and Bethany Warren also scored.
The 2007 National Goalkeeper of the Year, Sarah Waxman and the defense picked up where they left off. Waxman holds a 5.00 goals-against average and a .500 save percentage.