UNC Women’s Lacrosse captures national championship

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The UNC Women’s Lacrosse team has redemption.

A year after losing to No. 4 Boston College as the No. 1 seed in the semifinals, the Tar Heels got revenge and completed the perfect season on Sunday. UNC rallied back in the fourth quarter to beat the Eagles 12-11.

The Tar Heels jumped out to a 5-2 lead after the first quarter but watched the Eagles mount a comeback. Boston College cut the lead down to just two at halftime, trailing 7-5. But in the third quarter, the Eagles outscored the Tar Heels 3-1 and took an 8-7 lead.

UNC mounted a comeback as the teams alternated goals and the Tar Heels grabbed a two-goal lead late. They held off Boston College to seal the deal and earn the program’s third national title.

Sam Geiersbach led the way with three goals while Jamie Ortega and Ally Mastroianni added two goals a piece.

Senior Taylor Moreno made 11 saves on the day to help the Tar Heels to victory.

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