Tomorrow, the eyes of the ladies’s lacrosse world flip to Chestnut Hill, Mass. the place top-ranked and defending nationwide champion Boston School tackle No. 2 North Carolina in what might very effectively be a bellweather recreation for the 2022 season.
After all, we stated that final yr, when B.C. went all the way down to Anson Dorrance Discipline for a mid-season recreation. Boston School and North Carolina had been even for the primary 20 minutes, however the Tar Heels had been capable of throttle the Eagles’ assault from that time ahead. North Carolina eased away to a win due to an 11-2 scoring margin within the second half.
It’s solely potential for Boston School to do the identical in return tomorrow. They’ve the expertise, with the likes of Charlotte North and Jenn Medjid and Belle Smith on assault. Then once more, so does North Carolina with Jamie Ortega, Taylor Wareheim, Scottie Rose Growney, and Caitlyn Wurzburger.
I feel it’s going to take a participant outdoors of the standard circle of seven on assault to make a distinction in tomorrow’s recreation. I feel, for North Carolina to win, they’re going to need to get a very good time out of Sam Geiersbach, a sixth-year senior who’s a graduate switch from Richmond. She’s been outstanding this season, scoring 5 in opposition to Northwestern and 4 in opposition to Jacksonville.
For Boston School to win, I feel there must be a breakout day by freshman McKenna Davis. Positive, everybody might know her classmate Mallory Hasselbeck, however Davis has outscored her this season, together with a three-spot within the Eagles’ final recreation in opposition to Yale. If she retains that type, be careful.