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Eagles earn first ACC Championship victory with 4-3 win over Wake Forest
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Kelcie Hromisin scored with 3:47 remaining in the second overtime to lift seventh-seeded Boston College to a 4-3 win over second-seeded Wake Forest in the first round of the 2015 ACC Field Hockey Championship.
The win is the first in the ACC Championship for the Eagles, who first played in the event in 2005.
The Eagles advance to the semifinal round and will face the winner of Thursday evening’s game between third-seeded North Carolina and sixth-seeded Syracuse.
Wake Forest took a 2-1 lead into halftime, but Boston College responded six minutes into the second half with a goal by Frederique Haverhals. Wake Forest retook the lead with 14 minutes left to play on a goal by Krysta Wangerin, but a successful penalty stroke by Emily McCoy three minutes later knotted the game at three goals apiece.
The game winner came after Hromisin received the ball near the left post and scored off of a second-chance shot for her eighth goal of the season and a 4-3 Boston College victory.
The Eagles held a 25-20 advantage in shots, while Wake Forest led in penalty corners 8-6. Boston College’s Leah Settipane finished with seven saves, while Valeria Dahmen finished with 12 for the Demon Deacons.
The double-overtime win was Boston College’s first since defeating Liberty 3-2 earlier this season. This was the first ACC tournament game to go into multiple overtimes since 2010 and the first double-overtime game between the two programs.
ACC fans will be able to watch every game of the championship as they will be televised live by the league’s Regional Sports Networks, live online on ESPN3, and available on the WatchESPN mobile application.
For additional information on the 2015 ACC Field Hockey Championship, visit http://theacc.co/15FHchamp.