Kara Cannizzaro scored three times in Saturday's loss. (photo by Ted Ellis)
Kara Cannizzaro scored three times in Saturday's loss. (photo by Ted Ellis)
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Tar Heels Fall To Terps, 14-13
Release: 04/06/2013

COLLEGE PARK, MD. -- Top-ranked Maryland went on a 6-2 scoring run in the second half and got five goals from Katie Schwarzmann, defeating second-ranked North Carolina, 14-13 in women's lacrosse action at the Field Hockey and Lacrosse Complex on Saturday afternoon.

The loss snaps Carolina's 11-game winning streak, which was tied as the second-longest in school history.  The Tar Heels drop to 11-2 this season, 4-1 in Atlantic Coast Conference play.  Maryland improves to 14-0, 4-0 ACC.  

With the win, the Terrapins clinch the top seed in this month's ACC Tournament. Carolina will be the No. 2 seed.

The Tar Heels got three goals each from Kara Canizzaro and Abbey Friend and two apiece from Emily Garrity, Brittney Coppa and Aly MessingerDevin Markison also scored for UNC, and Sammy Jo Tracy had an assist.

Schwarzmann led the Terps with five goals on six shots.  Taylor Cummings scored four goals, Beth Glaros scored twice and Brooke Griffin tallied a goal and three assists.  Alex Aust and Kristen Lamon each scored once.

Carolina out-shot Maryland, 32-26, including a 19-12 edge in the first half.  The ground balls were fairly even at 12-11 UNC.  The Tar Heels were 7 for 13 on their clear attempts, while the Terps were 7 for 10.

Kasey Howard played all 60 minutes in goal for Maryland, making 11 saves.  Lauren Maksym started in the cage for Carolina and played the first half, making one save.  Megan Ward played the second half and recorded seven saves.

The two teams went back and forth throughout the first half and the score was tied 8-all at the break.  The Tar Heels scored first to start the second half on an unassisted goal by Messinger, then Maryland went on a 4-0 run in just over five minutes off the clock to take a 12-9 lead.  

Coppa broke the run with an unassisted goal with 19:36 left, but Schwarzmann responded with a goal three minutes later.  Cannizzaro and Cummings traded goals to keep the Tar Heels down by two goals with 11:25 to go.  

But Cummings then scored on a free position shot with 7:18 left to put the Terps ahead 14-11.  Friend scored back-to-back unassisted goals to pull UNC within a goal at the 3:29 mark, but Carolina could not score again.

Carolina will return to action on Friday night at 7 p.m. against Jacksonville in Senior Night for the Tar Heels, their regular season finale.  UNC also will host the ACC Tournament at Fetzer Field later this month.


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