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Field Hockey Advances in ACC Tournament

The field hockey team took down #2 seed Wake Forest 4-3 in 2OT

the field hockey team celebrates their dramatic win
the field hockey team celebrates their dramatic win

The field hockey team is still alive in the ACC Conference Tournament after a dramatic 2OT win over #2 seed Wake Forest. The win was not only dramatic but also historic as it was the first ACC Tournament victory in school history. The ACC is the toughest conference in field hockey that routinely sends the most teams to the NCAA Tournament. With the win, Boston College finally recorded their first ever win in an ACC Tournament and advanced to the semifinals to face North Carolina.

BC had to come from behind from the beginning to win the game. They went behind just 42 seconds into the game when Wake Forest scored to make it 1-0. Just 3 minutes later, junior Eryn McCoy tied the game off a penalty corner to make it 1-1.This scoreline held until late in the first half when Wake Forest scored with a hard shot in the 28th minute to give them a lead going into the half. Despite being down by a goal, BC outshot Wake Forest 11-5 in the first half. Penalties came to help Boston College in the second half, as both of their goals came off penalty plays. Frederique Haverhals scored off a penalty corner in the 40th minute and Emily McCoy scored on a penalty stroke in the 60th minute to tie the game at 3 and send it to overtime. The first overtime was tense with possession going back and forth between the two squads. Neither team was able to find the back of the net, and the game went to a second overtime. With the golden goal rule, every shot was tense and Wake Forest earned a penalty stroke that missed in dramatic fashion. Finally, with just under 4 minutes remaining in the second overtime, senior Kelcie Hromisin became the hero for the Eagles as she put the ball right behind the keeper to give Boston College a dramatic 4-3 win and a trip to the conference semifinals.

Next up for the Eagles will be the North Carolina Tarheels at 3:30 pm ET. UNC is the #3 team in the nation and beat Boston College 5-0 in Chapel Hill this season.