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April 20, 2013
Greensboro, N.C. – The matchups and game times have been set for the 2013 Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Lacrosse Championship, which will be held Thursday, April 25, through Sunday, April 28, at Fetzer Field in Chapel Hill, N.C.
Maryland, the top-ranked team in the country and four-time defending ACC champion, finished off a perfect season on Saturday and enters the tournament with a record of 17-0 and 5-0 in ACC play. The Terrapins will face the winner of Virginia and Duke on Friday at 1 p.m.
North Carolina clinched a first round bye with a 4-1 conference record this season. Ranked No. 2/3 in the country, the Tar Heels will be looking for their second conference title and first since 2002. North Carolina will play the winner of Virginia Tech and Boston College on Friday at 3 p.m.
The fifth-seeded Cavaliers (1-4) and fourth-seeded Blue Devils (2-3) will play in the opening game of the tournament on Thursday at 1 p.m. Duke won the only meeting between the two teams this season, 13-7, on March 23.
Thursday’s second game will feature the sixth-seed Hokies (0-5) and the third-seeded Eagles (3-2). Boston College set a program record for ACC wins this season and is ranked No. 18/15 in the country. The Eagles defeated Virginia Tech, 15-7, on March 9.
The winner of Friday’s semifinals games will advance to the championship game on Sunday, April 28, at 5 p.m. The complete tournament will be broadcast by the league’s Regional Sports Networks, which include FOX Sports South, FOX Sports Florida, Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, and NESN. Mike Hogewood and Leah Secondo will call the action.
All-session tickets, which include entry for all five women’s lacrosse games at Fetzer Field and all three men’s lacrosse games at Kenan Stadium, are available for $20, with individual session tickets selling for $10. Children six years and younger will be permitted free of charge, as will any ACC student with a valid student ID.
2013 ACC Women’s Lacrosse Championship
Fetzer Field, Chapel Hill, N.C.
Thursday, April 25
No. 4 Duke vs. No. 5 Virginia – 1 p.m. (RSN)
No. 3 Boston College vs. No. 6 Virginia Tech – 3 p.m. (RSN)
Friday, April 26
No. 1 Maryland vs. Duke/Virginia Winner – 1 p.m. (RSN)
No. 2 North Carolina vs. Boston College/Virginia Tech Winner – 3 p.m. (RSN)
Sunday, April 28
Championship Game – 5 p.m. (RSN)