WLAX: Hendrick's Six Goals Leads UNC to Jenny Levy's 300th Win
Posted March 5
Molly Hendrick tied her career highs with six goals and seven points as second-ranked North Carolina beat Canisius, 16-8, on a chilly Sunday afternoon at the US Lacrosse Complex.
The win is number 300 in the career of Tar Heel head coach Jenny Levy, who becomes the third coach in NCAA Division I history to win 300 games. Navy's Cindy Timchal has 477 wins and Princeton's Chris Sailer has 375 in addition to Levy in the 300-win club.
Carolina improved to 5-1 this season. Canisius fell to 3-3.
Hendrick had six goals and one assist in Sunday’s win. She also had six goals and an assist in last year’s regular season win over Virginia Tech.
In addition to Hendrick, Sydney Holman handed out four assists for Carolina. Carly Reed had 2 goals and an assist, Katie Hoeg had a goal and two assists and Marisa DiVietro had a goal and an assist. Sammy Jo Tracy scored twice and controlled six draws. Ela Hazar scored twice, and Charlotte Allard scored once.
Erica Evans scored four goals for Canisius. Jen Reininger Rachel Ryan each added a goal and an assist, and Lauren Smolensky and Tessa Chad had single goals.
Caylee Waters played the first 51 minutes in goal for Carolina, making four saves and allowing seven goals. Redshirt freshman Elise Hennessey played the final 9:04 and made a save while allowing a score. Rebecca VanLaeken made 17 saves for Canisius in 60 minutes.
After Canisius scored first in the first 30 seconds of play, the Tar Heels ripped off eight consecutive goals in the next 26 minutes to take control of the action.
The Tar Heels return to action next Saturday when they host Virginia.
UNC goals: Molly Hendrick 6, Carly Reed 2, Sammy Jo Tracy 2, Ela Hazar 2, Maggie Bill 1, Katie Hoeg 1, Charlotte Allard 1, Marisa DiVietro 1
UNC assists: Sydney Holman 4, Hoeg 2, Reed 1, Hendrick 1, Caroline Wakefield 1, DiVietro 1
Canisius goals: Erica Evans 4, Tessa Chad 1, Rachel Ryan 1, Lauren Smolensky 1, Jen Reininger 1
Canisius assists: Reininger 1 Ryan 1, Jourdan Roemer 1
Goalies: Caylee Waters (UNC) 50:56 minutes, 7 goals allowed, 4 saves; Elise Hennessey (UNC) 9:04 minutes, 1 goal allowed, 1 save; Rebecca VanLaeken (Canisius) 60:00, 16 goals allowed, 17 saves