2008 ACC Field Hockey Championship Bracket Released
Nov. 3, 2008
GREENSBORO, N.C. - The field has now been set for the 2008 Atlantic Coast Conference Field Hockey Championship to be held November 6, 7 and 9 at Williams Field at Jack Katz Stadium on the campus of Duke University. By virtue of their 4-1 record in conference play, Maryland is the No. 1 seed. The Terrapins take the top seed for the fifth time in school history and the first time since 2001. Maryland is also ranked No. 1 in the nation by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA).
North Carolina is the No. 2 seed and recipient of a first round bye. The Tar Heels finished 3-2 in league play in a tie with Wake Forest. North Carolina holds the tie breaker over the Demon Deacons with a 4-3 victory in their conference meeting this season. Wake Forest is seeded third, also at 3-2 in league play. Virginia will be the No. 4 seed, finishing at 2-3 in a tie with No. 5 seeded Duke. The Cavaliers defeated the Blue Devils last Saturday, 4-3 to break tie. Rounding out the field is Boston College, the No. 6 seed.
The Championship tournament will begin on Thursday afternoon at 1 p.m. when No. 4 Virginia will face No. 5 Duke. At 4 p.m. on Thursday, No. 3 Wake Forest takes on No. 6 Boston College.
Tickets for the ACC Field Hockey Championship will be available at the gate. If you can't make it to the ACC Championships, first and second round coverage will be available on ACC Select.