March 4, 2023 — Lengthy dwell the queens

Yesterday, the leadoff of the printed of the UNC-BC ladies’s lacrosse sport was a few lower-body damage to Carolina talisman Caitlyn Wurzburger.

However sitting and watching the beginning yesterday, a thought popped in my head: “Carolina has this sport gained.”

This didn’t come from any bias for or towards both group, however I’ve seen situations like this earlier than. When a group loses comparable to a key participant — even a generational expertise comparable to Wurzburger — everybody else on the group tends to step up and react, and infrequently have their finest sport.

Such was the case with senior Nicole Humphrey, freshman Carolina Godine (yep, one other McDonogh graduate), and switch Sophie Pupil. All of them had hat tips for UNC in a dominating 16-5 win over Boston School.

These three gamers are amongst the multitude of choices that Jenny Levy has on the assault finish, and she or he has, during the last a number of seasons, discovered the fitting mixture of gamers as a rule.

Not like final 12 months’s nationwide title sport, it wasn’t a single individual like Sam Geiersbach who turned the tide in favor of the Tar Heels. As a substitute, I believe, it was the absence of Wurzburger. You take a look at Boston School’s protection within the arc-and-fan, and I believe they have been scouting for a powerful menace from behind the aim line, and I noticed slightly disorganization.

Regardless of the margin of defeat, it mustn’t discourage this BC group. Two years in the past, UNC beat Boston School 21-9 within the common season, however within the sport that mattered, the Eagles gained the nationwide semifinal by 11-10.

It will likely be fascinating to see what occurs if these two groups meet once more within the ACC Match, a lot much less the the NCAA Match.

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