Bears Drop Season Opener to #1 North Carolina, 17-5

Feb. 25, 2007

Box Score

CHAPEL HILL, NC- Five different players scored two goals each as the University of North Carolina (3-0) moved past Brown (0-1), 17-5, on Sunday at Henry Stadium. Ranked #1 in the country by this week's Inside Lacrosse media poll, Carolina jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead and never looked back, building an 11-1 lead at half-time.

North Carolina got on the board less than a minute into the game and then scored two more to go up 3-0 7:59 in. Down 3-0, the Bears closed the gap in the 14th minute with a goal from junior Mimi DeTolla (Stony Brook, NY). Carolina quickly answered, sparking a 9-0 run that carried over into the second half when the Tar Heals grabbed a 12-1 lead 5:57 into the second half.

The Bears scored four more goals in the final 21:35 on only four shots as sophomore Lauren Vitkus (Skaneateles, NY), DeTolla, and sophomore Bethany Buzzell (Middletown, MD) all found the back of the net.

Freshmen Kara Kelly (Garden City, NY), Molly McCarthy (Scituate, MA), and Meghan Markowski (Northport, NY) all posted their first career point in the game with one assist each.

Freshman Amanda Rosenberg (Lutherville, MD) made a career-high 17 saves in net for Brown, which continues action on Friday, March 2, when the Bears face Sacred Heart at 3:00 p.m.