For the fourth consecutive year, North Carolina is taking home the Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Lacrosse Championship trophy.
For the second straight year, the second-seeded Tar Heels found a way past a previously unbeaten and top-ranked Boston College team in the title game.
Carolina spotted the top-seeded Eagles a five-goal lead in the opening minutes, and then regrouped behind a stout defensive effort to earn a 15-13 victory in Sunday’s tournament championship match at Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.
“That’s what championship play is all about,” Carolina head coach Jenny Levy said. “There is no story to be told until the game is played. We just encouraged them to stick together and keep fighting. It was a tough game – very physical out there today. I thought we responded well without being emotional. We were composed and poised, and we played the game we needed to play on the draw and on our offensive end. Our defense anchored us tremendously today.”
A crowd of 2,103 saw the Tar Heels outscore Boston College 14-7 over the final 51 minutes to secure the program’s fifth ACC title (2002, 2016, 2017, 2016, 2019). Carolina sophomore attacker Jamie Ortega, who scored 19 points with 13 goals in three tournament games, earned MVP honors.
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