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Lacrosse Falls to UNC in ACC Quarters

Junior midfielder Mikaela Rix

Junior midfielder Mikaela Rix

April 24, 2014

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CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – Junior midfielder Mikaela Rix recorded five points but the sixth-seeded Boston College Eagles fell to the third-seeded North Carolina Tar Heels, 14-10, on Thursday afternoon in the Quarterfinals of the ACC Championship on Thursday afternoon at Alumni Stadium.

“It was a tough loss for us today,” said Boston College head coach Acacia Walker. “I think we were prepared for the game but Carolina is just very strong. They have so many threats and so much speed. We have to put a 60-minute game together to beat a team like this. The season isn’t over and there is a lot to look forward to and time to get better. I told my girls we have to get back at it tomorrow.”

The Eagles picked up scoring from five different players. In addition to Rix, Stanwick (2g), Barry (2g), Sarah Mannelly (1g, 2a) and Cali Ceglarski (1g,1a) notched goals for BC.

Aly Messenger opened up the scoring netting a tally for the Tar Heels less than two minutes into play. The Eagles then scored three consecutive goals to take an early 3-0 lead at the 25:24 mark.

North Carolina responded with a 3-0 run to make it a 4-3 match nine minutes into the game.  Barry found the back of the net to knot the game at 4-4 but the Tar Heels scored three straight goals to build  a 7-4 lead with 12:04 left in the first.

Stanwick swung around from behind the net to bring the Eagles within two but Carolina netted back-to-back goals to claim a four-point advantage, 9-5, at the 3:39 mark. Stanwick closed out the first period scoring on a free position shot and the Tar Heels took a 9-6 lead into the locker rooms.

North Carolina opened the second half on a 4-1 run before Boston College scored three consecutive goals in 2:40 to make it a 13-10 game with 7:48 left in the game. The Tar Heels scored on an open-net free position shot with 17 seconds to play and took the match, 14-10.

 

 

 

 

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