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Boston College is defeated by North Carolina, 12-11

After BC eliminated North Carolina from the previous two national finals, the Tar Heels finally gained their vengeance by defeating the Eagles, 12-11. Since 2013, the Tar Heels have won the national championship three times. They likewise concluded the season unbeaten, finishing 22-0.

It just did not always appear that definite. North Carolina’s advantage was regained by Boston College in the third quarter. Charlotte North, the NCAA’s all-time top scorer with four goals, brought the Eagles back from a 7-5 deficit to take the 8-7 lead for Boston College.

With 48 seconds remaining in the third, Ally Mastroianni of North Carolina scored to tie the game at 8-8, setting the stage for a frantic fourth period. Both UNC and BC scored two goals in the opening six minutes of the fourth quarter to keep the score knotted at 10-10. Sam Geiersbach’s third goal of the game gave UNC the lead, 11-10, when the national championship was on the line. Her teammate, Scottie Rose Growney, provided the Tar Heels with further insurance when she scored with 2:23 remaining to give North Carolina a dominating 12-10 lead. Cassidy Weeks brought BC within one goal with 15 seconds remaining, but it was in vain as UNC won the last faceoff and ran out the clock.

Written by Clint Pasillas

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