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Field Hockey Falls in Conference Semifinals

BC lost 3-2 to UNC

The ACC run falls short
The ACC run falls short

BC's hopes of winning the ACC tournament ended on Friday afternoon after a 3-2 loss to North Carolina. The Tar Heels scored the game winning goal with 8 minutes remaining and the Eagles could not find an equalizer late in the game. Boston College went down early, giving up two goals in the first half in quick succession. The first UNC goal came off a deflection and the second came on a penalty corner. BC was able to pull one back in the 20th minute when junior Eryn McCoy took matters into her own hands and dribbled right around the UNC defenders before putting a shot right behind the keeper. The goal made it a much more manageable 2-1 and the Eagles went into the half looking to capitalize on chances in the second half.

Both teams went back and forth at the beginning of the second half and had several chances that could have been goals. Senior goalie Leah Settipane made 7 saves throughout the game. In the 46th minute, senior AshLeigh Sebia tied up the game at 2 with a quick deflection into the goal. With time winding down, both teams had several chances and penalty corners but both goalies made several impressive saves. Finally, the gridlock was broken with 8:20 left to play when UNC's Gab Major deflected a shot into the net behind Settipane. BC was unable to convert any chances in the last few minutes and when the game ended, UNC was the team advancing to the conference finals.

Thursday's win over Wake Forest was BC's first ever win in the ACC tournament, so the team has a lot to be proud of with their performance. Boston College did not earn an automatic bid from the ACC tournament, so they will now have to wait and see if they earn an at-large bid when the field is announced this Sunday.