Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 4/24/12
Maryland’s Terrapins earned a 14-10 victory over North Carolina on Monday night at Duke to become the first team to win four straight ACC Women’s Lacrosse Championship titles.
UNC junior Emily Garrity had a big game with three goals and four draw controls. Kelly Devlin (Downingtown East) and Beth Ellis (Radnor) each had a groundball and a draw control for the Tar Heels (14-3).
Katie Schwarzmann delivered four goals and Alex Aust contributed four assists to expand on her championship record and establish the career standard. She has 13 feeds in her three ACC Championship games – all in 2012.
Aust was the chief instigator in a patient, skilled offense. Of the Terrapins’ 41 goals in the tournament, 25 were assisted. That’s 61 percent. Nationally, only 41 percent of all Division I goals this season have been assisted.
UNC trailed 13-6 midway through the second half but made the sort of run for which it has become well respected. When Garrity scored with 5:41 to play, the Tar Heels had cut the deficit to three.
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