Shannon Gilroy scores eight goals as Florida beats High Point 18-7
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Junior Shannon Gilroy set three program records en route to leading No. 4 Florida past High Point 18-7 on Saturday afternoon at Donald R. Dizney Stadium. Gilroy nabbed 10 draw controls and scored eight goals off 13 shots to set single-game records for Florida.
The Gators took control early, scoring four goals in the first 3:13 of the game. Five different players scored for Florida. Junior Nora Barry added a season-high four goals of her own, all of which were scored on free-position attempts, which set a program record, as well. Rookie Sammi Burgess added a career-high three goals, while sophomores Carly Ross and Sam Darcangelo chipped in two and one, respectively.
Goalkeepers Cara Canington and Mary-Sean Wilcox both notched five saves. Canington allowed a season-low of two goals, while Wilcox set a season-high in saves.
Sophomore Lauren Lea registered a career-high six ground balls, while adding an assist.
Florida improved to 2-1 on the season, while High Point fell to 1-1.
No. 1 North Carolina 18, Boston University 8
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Top-ranked and defending NCAA champion North Carolina jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first 3:21 of the game and cruised to an 18-8 win against unranked Boston University on Saturday afternoon at Navy Field. Abbey Friend tied her career high with five goals for the second game in a row to lead the Tar Heels (2-0) to the victory.
Friend scored her five goals on six shots in a strong offensive performance. Sophomore Aly Messinger finished with four goals and an assist, freshman Sydney Holman tallied three goals and one assist and fellow freshman Molly Hendrick recorded two goals and an assist. The Tar Heels also got single goals from Maggie Bill, Taylor George, Carly Reed and Carly Davis.
Midfielder Sarah Scott led the team with five draw controls and three ground balls. Messinger added three ground balls and a caused turnover to her five points on the day.
Megan Ward started in goal and played the first half, making four saves in 30 minutes to improve to 2-0 this season.
The Terriers got four goals from Mallory Collins and a goal and an assist each from Lindsay Weiner and Taylor Hardison. Remy Nolan and Kelsey Marafioti also scored for BU.
No. 9 Georgetown 19, Delaware 11
WASHINGTON -- Ninth-ranked Georgetown opened the season on a good note Saturday with a 19-11 victory against Delaware (0-1) at Multi-Sport Field.
Corinne Etchison and Hannah Franklin both had four goals and an assist on the afternoon for five points apiece. Colleen Lovett added the hat trick in her debut on the Hilltop, while Kelyn Freedman and Caroline Tarzian both notched two goals and two assists each.
Georgetown held a huge 24-8 advantage in draw controls and outshot the Blue Hens 39-20. GU was 3 of 5 on free position attempts, as well. The defense caused 16 turnovers and senior goalkeeper Barb Black was awarded the win in the cage with two saves to her credit.
No. 10 Loyola (Md.) 16, No. 8 Virginia 12
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Junior Hannah Schmitt scored six times and sophomore Molly Wolf turned back 11 shots in goal as No. 10 Loyola (Md.) beat No. 8 Virginia 16-12 in its season opener Saturday afternoon at the Turf Field.
Senior Marlee Paton led all players with seven points on two goals and five assists, while Schmitt tied a career high with the six goals. In addition, junior Taryn VanThof notched her sixth career hat trick, junior Sydney Thomas had two goals and one assist, junior Annie Thomas had a goal and an assist, and juniors Kara Burke and Molly Hulseman tacked on one goal each.
For Virginia (0-2), Maddy Keeshan and Courtney Swan had four points on three goals and one assist, while Casey Bocklet also had three goals.