The fifth-ranked Boston College women's lacrosse team dropped an absolute heartbreaker on Saturday, going toe-to-toe before falling to the top ranked team in the nation. North Carolina's Aly Messinger scored on a free position shot with just 28 seconds to go to lift the Tar Heels team to a 14-13 victory over fifth-ranked Boston College at Newton Lacrosse Field.
With the loss, Boston College falls to 7-2 overall, 1-2 in the ACC. North Carolina improves to 10-0, 3-0 ACC. The Heels have won 14 straight dating back to last year's NCAA Tournament.
Caroline Margolis paced the Eagles with three goals while Covie Stanwick netted two. Messinger recorded five goals in the game.
Boston College held the edge in shots (31-22), ground balls (10-9) and draw controls (16-14), but couldn't break through in a game that featured seven lead changes.
Eight regular season games remain for the fifth-ranked Eagles, starting with a road game at Harvard on Wednesday, March 26. Boston College has ACC games remaining at Maryland, at Duke, at Virginia and at home vs. Virginia Tech before hosting this year's ACC Championship at Newton Lacrosse Field.