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Field Hockey to Play Syracuse in First Round of ACC Tournament

Head coach Ainslee Lamb hopes to lead the Eagles to their first ACC Tournament win.

Head coach Ainslee Lamb hopes to lead the Eagles to their first ACC Tournament win.

Nov. 3, 2013

Chestnut Hill, Mass - The 10th-ranked Boston College field hockey team will be the seventh seed in the 2013 Atlantic Coast Conference Field Hockey Championship and will take on second-seed Syracuse, ranked second in the nation, on Thursday, Nov. 7 at 1 p.m. The Eagles (12-6, 1-5 ACC) defeated the Orange (15-2, 4-2 ACC) in the regular-season matchup, 6-3, on Sept. 20.

Boston College is hosting the ACC Tournament for the second time in program history. The Eagles hosted in 2007, becoming the first BC team to host a league tournament after joining the conference the year before.

No. 1 Maryland finished the regular season with a perfect 6-0 record in conference play to enter the tournament as the first overall seed. The Terrapins (18-1, 6-0 ACC) have been the top-ranked team in the nation since the beginning of October and earn a first-round bye. Maryland will face the winner of Virginia and Duke on Friday at 1 p.m.

Third-ranked North Carolina (14-4, 3-3) claimed the No. 3 seed and will begin its title defense when it takes on No. 6 Wake Forest (11-7, 1-5), which is ranked 16th in the country, on Thursday at 3 p.m. The Tar Heels were victorious during the regular season, 4-2, in Winston Salem, N.C.

No. 4 Duke (13-5, 3-3), ranked seventh in the nation, will open the tournament against fifth-seeded and fourth-ranked Virginia (15-4, 3-3). The Cavaliers won the only meeting between the two squads this season, 4-3, on Oct. 18.

The 2013 ACC Field Hockey Championship will feature seven ranked teams and six of the top 10, winners of 10 of the last 11 national championships, and four of the top 10 winningest coaches in NCAA Division I Field Hockey history.

ACC fans will be able to watch all seven games of the championship. On Thursday, all three matches will be streamed live online on ESPN3, and will also be available on the WatchESPN mobile application. The semifinals on Friday and the final on Sunday will be broadcast by the league's Regional Sports Networks (RSN).

Single-session tickets are available for $5 for adults and $3 for youth, and all-session tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for youth. Students who attend an ACC school can enter for free with valid student identification.

For additional information on the 2013 ACC Field Hockey Championship, visit the ACC . Championship Page

2013 ACC Field Hockey Championship
Newton, Mass.

Quarterfinals - Thursday, Nov. 7
No. 4 Duke vs. No. 5 Virginia, 11 a.m.
No. 2 Syracuse vs. No. 7 Boston College, 1 p.m.
No. 6 Wake Forest vs. No. 3 North Carolina, 3 p.m.

Semifinals - Friday, Nov. 8
No. 1 Maryland vs. Virginia/Duke Winner, 1 p.m.
Syracuse/Boston College vs. Wake Forest/North Carolina, 3:30 p.m.

Championship - Sunday, Nov. 10
ACC Championship Game, 1 p.m.

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