[WOMEN'S PRESEASON] With less than a week to go before the start of the 2012 women's season, teams have been warming up in preseason action. Former national
champions Notre Dame and Florida both won tests against top competition, while North Carolina suffered a stunning loss at UNC Wilmington.
NOTRE DAME-VIRGINIA. Notre Dame won its annual preseason tussle with Virginia when it got goals from sophomore forward Lauren Bohaboy and freshman Crystal Thomas for a 2-0 win. Coach Randy Waldrum liked a lot of what he saw.
“I thought we saw a lot of positives, especially from our younger players who did a good job today of picking up some of the things we’ve been teaching them in training and executing well during the pressure of a game situation," he said after the win.
UCF-FLORIDA. All-American Erika Tymrak was the star as Florida posted a 2-0 win Saturday over UCF.
Tymrak triggered the first goal with back-heel flick that found Holly King in the middle of the field. Havana Solaun ran on King's through ball and scored from 12 yards. Tymrak then finished off a cross from Tessa Andujar to the near post for the second goal.
UNC WILMINGTON-NORTH CAROLINA. North Carolina dropped a 2-1 decision to UNC Wilmington in a match played in a three-period format with neither team wearing jersey numbers.
Alyssa Rich put the Tar Heels ahead, but the Seahawks rallied to win on a pair of goals scored Stephanie Rose.