WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (theACC.com) – Virginia scored three unanswered goals in the second half as the Cavaliers defeated Boston College, 6-3, in the first round of the 2016 ACC Field Hockey Championship in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
This win advances Virginia (13-7) to the semifinals where they will play Wake Forest on Friday at 3:30 p.m.
Caleigh Faust scored twice in the second half run for the Cavaliers, notching the first midway through the period and adding an insurance goal with less than a minute remaining. Freshman Anzel Vlijoen recorded her first career goal with 12 minutes remaining in the game to give the Cavaliers a two-goal cushion.
Virginia’s three first half goals came from Tara Vittese off a penalty stroke midway through the half, Lucy Hyams with 10 minutes remaining, and then freshman Colleen Norair scored her first career goal with less than three minutes remaining to put Virginia up, 3-2.
Boston College’s Frederique Haverhals, who led the Eagles in scoring, recorded two goals in the first half, including the game-tying goal off an assist from Ymke Rose Gote to send the game to halftime tied, 3-3.
The Eagles (10-9) outshot their Cavaliers 9-4 in the first half, but Virginia held a 13-5 edge in the second.
The nine combined goals scored in tonight’s contest ties for the second-highest scoring game in ACC Championship history.