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Oct. 12, 2010
GREENSBORO, N.C. – North Carolina goalkeeper Jackie Kintzer led her team to its eighth shutout of the season at then-No. 12 Boston College en route to being named this week’s Atlantic Coast Conference Field Hockey Player of the Week.
A senior from Robesonia, Pa., Kintzer saved nine out of the 10 shots on goal she faced as the top-ranked Tar Heels (14-0, 3-0 ACC) defeated the Eagles and No. 5 Connecticut.
Facing the Eagles on Friday, Kintzer made stops on both of Boston College’s shots on goal. North Carolina went on to win 3-0, marking the eighth time this season that the team has held an opponent scoreless.
Sunday against Connecticut, the senior notched seven saves and allowed one goal. The Tar Heels topped the Huskies 3-1, securing their seventh win of the season over a team ranked in the top 20.
North Carolina has surrendered just six goals on the season and never more than one in a game. Kintzer currently boasts a goals-against average of 0.44.
The ACC Field Hockey Player of the Week will be announced by 5 p.m. each Tuesday throughout the season. For more information on ACC field hockey visit http://www.theacc.com/sports/w-fieldh/acc-w-fieldh-body.html.