Jenny Levy

NCAA Women’s Lax Tourney: Tar Heels Advance to Final Four With 19-14 Win vs. Northwestern

Make it seven times in the last 10 seasons that the UNC women’s lacrosse team has advanced to the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament. The No. 2 seed Tar Heels knocked off Northwestern by a score of 19-14 in Saturday’s NCAA Quarterfinal matchup, which was held in Chapel Hill at Kenan Stadium. Freshman attacker Jamie Ortega led the way with five goals for UNC (17-3), while Marie McCool and Ela Hazar each chipped in three goals apiece. Katie Hoeg also tallied a goal and three assists to set the new Tar Heel single-season scoring record with 87 points...

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UNC Women’s Lacrosse Knocks Out Virginia Tech for Spot in NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals

Six different players scored at least two goals for UNC on Sunday as the No. 2-seeded Tar Heels demolished the Virginia Tech Hokies by a score of 17-8 at Cardinal Gibbons High School in Raleigh–advancing to the NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals. It marks the 14th consecutive year that head coach Jenny Levy and company have accomplished that feat, and improves the Tar Heels’ all-time record against Virginia Tech to 27-0. Marie McCool, Jamie Ortega and Maggie Bill each had three goals for UNC, while Katie Hoeg, Olivia Ferrucci and Ela Hazar each chipped in two apiece. The Tar Heels started...

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Women’s Lax: Tar Heels End Boston College’s Undefeated Season to Claim Third Straight ACC Tournament Title

For the third year in a row–and fourth time in program history–the members of the UNC women’s lacrosse team can call themselves ACC Tournament champions. The Tar Heels accomplished the feat Sunday afternoon at Koskinen Stadium in Durham after handing the top-seeded Boston College Eagles a 14-11 loss–the first defeat of the season for the Eagles, who entered the day a perfect 19-0. Freshman attacker Jamie Ortega led the way with a team-high six goals and one assist for UNC (15-3), setting a new ACC Tournament record in the process with 15 goals across the whole event. On the...

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Tar Heels Advance to ACC Women’s Lacrosse Tournament Final After Defeating Virginia Tech

Another day, another win for the second-seeded UNC women’s lacrosse team–which defeated the No. 3 seed Virginia Tech Hokies 14-8 in Friday night’s ACC Tournament Semifinals at Koskinen Stadium in Durham. After trailing 3-2 early in the game, the Tar Heels (14-3) reeled off an 8-0 run spanning the end of the first half and the beginning of the second half. Virginia Tech (13-6) never pulled the lead within six goals after that point. Marie McCool, Jamie Ortega and Ela Hazar each scored three goals to lead the way for UNC, while Maggie Bill added two goals of her...

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UNC Women’s Lacrosse Thumps Syracuse, Moves on to ACC Tournament Semifinals

Thursday’s ACC Tournament opener against seventh-seeded Syracuse could not have gone any better for the No. 2 seed UNC women’s lacrosse team, which used six goals from Jamie Ortega–and five more from Kara Klages–to defeat the Orange 21-12 at Koskinen Stadium in Durham. Ela Hazar added three goals and four assists, while Katie Hoeg chipped in two goals and five assists of her own as the Tar Heels rolled to their second nine-goal victory over Syracuse (9-9) in the last two weeks. The 21 goals scored by the Tar Heels (13-3) also tied the single-game ACC tournament record, with...

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Ortega’s Seven Goals Carry UNC Women’s Lacrosse Past Duke in Regular Season Finale

A career-high seven goals from freshman attacker Jamie Ortega on Saturday at Kenan Stadium guided the fifth-ranked UNC women’s lacrosse team to a commanding 20-10 victory over the No. 22 Duke Blue Devils. It was the regular season finale for both teams, and represented the eighth consecutive victory for the Tar Heels (12-3, 6-1 ACC) in the sport against their most hated rivals. In addition to Ortega’s standout performance, Marie McCool contributed four goals and one assist while Katie Hoeg added a goal and four assists to each finish with five points. Duke (7-8, 2-5 ACC) opened scoring in...

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Tar Heel Women’s Lax Demolishes Canisius 22-3 in Season’s Final Non-Conference Game

The final regular season non-conference game for the No. 5 UNC women’s lacrosse team saw the Tar Heels absolutely demolished the Canisius Golden Griffins 22-3 in Syracuse–stretching its win streak to five games. Eight different players scored at least two goals for UNC (11-3), led by four goals and three assists from Ela Hazar. It was also the Tar Heels’ second-highest scoring output of the season, trailing only the 23 goals they scored against Liberty back in February. This one was never in doubt at any point, either, as UNC jumped out to a 5-0 lead early on and...

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No. 5 UNC Women’s Lacrosse Explodes for 12 Second-Half Goals in Win Over Syracuse

Kara Klages and Marie McCool each scored five goals Saturday afternoon at the Carrier Dome to help lead the fifth-ranked UNC women’s lacrosse team to a 20-11 blowout on the road over the Syracuse Orange. The Tar Heels (10-3, 5-1 ACC) led 8-5 at halftime, but saw that deficit shrink just a bit when Syracuse scored the first goal of the second half. From there, however, it was all systems go for head coach Jenny Levy’s team–as UNC reeled off seven of the next nine goals before eventually finishing with a whopping 12 in the period. “We were presented...

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Ortega Scores Six Times as UNC Women’s Lacrosse Rallies to Defeat No. 22 Notre Dame

Freshman sensation Jamie Ortega scored six goals Saturday afternoon at Kenan Stadium to help the fifth-ranked UNC women’s lacrosse team rally from a four-goal deficit at halftime to defeat the No. 22 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 13-12. Five of Ortega’s goals came in the second half, as Notre Dame limited the Tar Heels (8-3, 3-1 ACC) to just two goals before the break–their lowest-scoring half of the season so far. “We couldn’t have played a worse half,” UNC head coach Jenny Levy said afterwards. “The first half was the worst lacrosse I’ve seen us play in a really long...

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Late Spark Helps No. 2 Boston College Down UNC Women’s Lacrosse

A showdown of two of the nation’s top five women’s lacrosse programs on Saturday saw the No. 2 Boston College Eagles defend their home turf with a 17-11 win over the fifth-ranked Tar Heels. Senior midfielder Marie McCool scored both of her two goals in the second half for UNC, cutting Boston College’s lead down to 11-10 with just over 13 minutes to play. The Eagles responded, however, by reeling off the next six consecutive goals–burying the Tar Heels (6-3, 1-1 ACC) in a hole they would not be able to climb out of. Sam Apuzzo recorded four goals...

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