The Eagles hadn’t lost at home this season, but were dealt their first defeat in crushing fashion, bowing out of the ACC quarterfinals with a shutout loss to Clemson.
BC needed a win over Pittsburgh and a loss by either Louisville or Virginia and got both of them, rolling to a 7-0 shutout of the visiting Panthers while the Cardinals fell to Virginia Tech around the same time.
BC conceded a goal in the fifth minute after Alexis Bryant misfired on a goal kick, and the Eagles fell to No. 3 UNC for the 18th time in 19 all-time meetings.
Sam Coffey continued her remarkable season, netting a hat trick as the Eagles moved to a perfect 9-0 at home with a shutout of visiting Virginia Tech.
Jenna Bike drew a penalty kick and then scored the game-winner, powering the Eagles to an upset victory over No. 7 Florida State to tie the program record of most consecutive victories.
BC’s major fall sports are on a tear to open the 2018 season, and it’s an opening surge that can be traced back to last year’s development and late success.