- 38 Goals
- 8 Assists
- 46 Points
Coming into the 2021 season much was expected of Tayler Warehime as she had 34 goals in her freshman season (2019). Some thought she could be the #2 goal scorer behind Jamie Ortega on the preseason #1 Tar Heels. The preseason #1 ranking was in part because of the expectations of Warehime, Growney and Mastroianni.
During the first half of the season, Warehime was a consistent scorer with 22 goals in the first 10 games of the season. As I have stated with a number of players, such as Scottie Rose Growney, the Notre Dame game was the turning point in the UNC season. Unlike Growney, Warehime showed signs of brilliance in the second half of the season with hat tricks in games against Virginia, Louisville, James Madison and Stony Brook. Unfortunately, she completely disappeared in games against Duke, Syracuse and Boston College in which she was held without a goal.
Turnovers also became a problem for Warehime late in the season. She had a least one turnover in the final six games of the season and had two very costly turnovers versus Boston College in the 2021 Final Four. Some could argue that one of her turnovers that lead to a Charlotte North transition goal was the turning point of the game.
Unlike Growney, Warehime kept her high shooting percentage throughout the end of the season but she simply wasn’t getting off shots. In a number of crucial points in games, Jenny Levy substituted Melissa Sconone in for Warehime as she was not producing on the offensive end of the field.
Of the secondary 2021 UNC attackers/midfielders which includes Growney, Mastroianni, Miller and Warehime, Tayler Warehime was more reliable when the ball needed to go in the back of the net. Unfortunately, none of these athletes could get the ball in the back of the net versus Boston College when the Tar Heels needed it most. Subsequently, Boston College ended the UNC season. Growney and Mastroianni did score but Mastroianni scored with one second left when the game was over and Growney scored early on and then struggled greatly.
Warehime will continue her UNC career in 2022 as a senior but will have two years of eligibility remaining.