Oct. 27, 2012
Chestnut Hill, Mass. - The 16th-ranked Boston College field hockey team earned the fourth seed in the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament and will face fifth-seed Wake Forest in the first round on Thursday, Nov. 1 at 1 p.m. in Chapel Hill, N.C.
The Eagles (10-8, 2-3 ACC) defeated the Demon Deacons (8-10, 1-4 ACC) in the final regular-season game on Friday night, 2-1. Eight of the last nine meetings between the two teams have been decided by one goal, including the last six. BC has won two of those one-point games and is still looking for its first ACC Tournament victory. The Eagles have battled the Deacons in the last three tournament games.
North Carolina (17-1, 5-0 ACC earned the top overall seed and will get a bye in the first round, along with No. 2 Virginia (15-3, 4-1 ACC). Maryland (14-4, 3-2 ACC) garnered the third spot and will take on Duke (7-10, 0-5 ACC) on Thursday at 3:30 p.m.
North Carolina will take on the winner of the BC-Wake Forest game on Friday at 1 p.m. and Virginia will take on the winner of Maryland-Duke at 3:30 p.m. The championship game will be on Sunday at 1 p.m.
Thursday's matches will be streamed live on theACC.com, ESPN3 and the WatchESPN mobile application. The semifinals on Friday and the final on Sunday will be broadcast on FOX Sports South, FOX Sports Florida, Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, and NESN in the ACC footprint.
Single-day tickets are available for $5, and all-weekend tickets are $10. Students from an ACC school can enter for free with valid student identification.
For additional information, including directions, parking and a full schedule, visit the ACC Field Hockey Championship page .