Before I journeyed up to Rochester on Saturday, I mentioned that three locals were playing in the Division I national championship game on Sunday night.
Little did I know how much of an impact one of those locals would have.
In case you missed it, Tracy, a freshman, scored the game winner in triple overtime to give the Tar Heels their first national title. The game was the longest title game in tournament history.
Tracy, the Journal News Westchester/Putnam girls lacrosse player of the year in 2012, has had a stellar rookie season for UNC. In 18 games she’s posted 15 goals, four assists and 30 draw controls.
Sarah Scott, who has played in nine games this season, also saw action in Sunday’s final. Linsday Scott played in seven games this season, recording one goal.
This marks the second straight year a local has scored a goal in the national championship game for the winning team as a freshman. In 2012 Casey Bocklet netted a goal as a rookie in Northwestern’s 8-6 win over Syracuse.
Here are highlights from this season’s national championship game, including Tracy’s game winner.