Posted On: February 7, 2015
GAINESVILLE, FLA. – Second-ranked North Carolina (2-0) got four goals and an assist from fifth-year senior Brittney Coppa and four goals from sophomore Alex Moore to pick up a big win on the road at Florida, 17-11, on Saturday afternoon. The Gators are ranked third nationally by the IWLCA and fourth by the media.
Moore, a transfer from the University of Southern California, scored four goals for the second game in a row and leads the Tar Heels with eight goals and nine points through two games. Coppa is second among Tar Heels with six goals and seven points.
Carolina also got three goals and an assist from Sammy Jo Tracy, a goal and three assists from Aly Messinger, two goals from Kelly Devlin and single goals from Molly Hendrick, Maggie Bill and Marie McCool. Sydney Holman added an assist for UNC. Shannon Gilroy led Florida with four goals and an assist and Mollie Stevens also scored four times. Nicole Graziano had two goals and two assists.
Carolina broke a 9-all tie with a 4-0 scoring run in less than five minutes midway through the second half, opening up a 13-9 lead with 15:30 left on a goal by Tracy. Gilroy then scored to cut the lead to three goals at 13-10 before the Tar Heels scored four of the game's last five goals for the 17-11 final score.
Sophomore Caylee Waters started in goal for Carolina and went the distance, recording 11 saves (two off her career high of 13).
Carolina will return to action next Friday at home against High Point at 5 p.m. at Fetzer Field in Chapel Hill.