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No. 3 Lacrosse Falls to No. 2 North Carolina, 16-6, in ACC Semis

Moira Barry scored a goal in the game. (Photo by Sara D. Davis,

Moira Barry scored a goal in the game. (Photo by Sara D. Davis,

April 26, 2013

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Sophomore Covie Stanwick scored a team-high three goals, but third-seeded Boston College fell to second-seeded North Carolina, 16-6, in the semifinals of the ACC Championship from Fetzer Field on the campus of UNC on Friday afternoon.

The Eagles (12-7) will await their fate when the NCAA reveals the 26-team field for the 2013 NCAA Women's Lacrosse Championship on Sunday, May 5. The Tar Heels (14-2) advance to play in the ACC championship game against No. 1 Maryland on Sunday at 5 p.m.

Sophomore Mikaela Rix recorded a goal and an assist to reach 100 points in her career. Freshman Sarah Mannelly also posted a goal and an assist, and junior Moira Barry scored a goal.

Stanwick opened the game's scoring under a minute into the contest wrapping around the goal to her left and snapping a shot past the goalie. The Tar Heels then scored three goals in a three-minute span to begin a 5-0 run taking a 5-1 lead with 7:28 to play in the first half. The Eagles held UNC scoreless for over nine minutes between the hosts' fourth and fifth goals but could not score themselves.

Mannelly found the back of the net to break the run, attacking from the top of the arc, to cut UNC's lead to 5-2 with 3:03 left in the opening period. After a man-up Tar Heel goal, Rix scored with 46 seconds remaining in the half to pull BC within 6-3 at the break.

The Tar Heels scored the second half's first two goals before Barry scored from the right side to trim UNC's lead to 8-4 just over eight minutes into the period. UNC then posted another two goals to stake a 10-4 edge with 18:57 to play. UNC closed the game on a 3-0 run.

Stanwick tallied her second goal of the game off a feed from Mannelly to cut UNC's advantage to 10-5 with 17:42 remaining. The Tar Heels responded with three straight goals to extend its lead to 13-5. Stanwick scored her third of the game off an assist from Rix - her 100th point - to bring BC within 13-6 with 10:29 left.

Game Notes:
The Tar Heels snapped BC's eight-game win streak ... BC fell to 1-10 all-time against UNC ... BC lost for the first time in the month of April ... Covie Stanwick recorded seven goals combined in BC's two meetings with UNC this season.

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