UNC Women’s Lax completes big comeback to beat Northwestern

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The UNC Women’s Lacrosse team is heading to the national championship and they are doing so in a comeback fashion.

After falling behind 6-0 early and then 13-6 going into the fourth quarter, UNC outscored Northwestern 9-1 in that final quarter to win 15-14 and move on in the tournament.

It was an epic comeback for a UNC team that is now 21-0 on the year and struggled in the first half which included a lightning delay.

Every time UNC would cut into the lead, Northwestern had an answer with a few goals. But then the fourth quarter came and it was all Tar Heels.

Sam Geiersbach led the way with 5 goals and 2 assists while Jamie Ortega and Ally Mastroianni had three goals each. Ortega also added three assists to her stat line.

The eight-goal comeback was the largest in the NCAA Tournament since 2007. UNC has advanced to their fifth national championship game appearance and first since 2016.

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