Margo Carlin scored twice, but Erin Matson responded with four goals, helping No. 1 UNC beat the Eagles, 6-3, in the Final Four to bring the BC’s historic season to a close.
Fusine Govaert’s walk-off winner powered Boston College field hockey past No. 4 Virginia 1-0 and into the ACC title game for the first time in program history on Friday night.
With the Eagles in the midst of a dominant six-game win streak, head coach Kelly Doton has finally found a winning formula, one that includes a dominant defense and a suddenly potent attack led by freshman Margo Carlin.
Four different players netted goals for the Eagles, who beat Quinnipiac, 4-0, to win their second straight game and move above .500.
Fusine Govaert scored in the waning minutes of the first half and that was enough for the Eagles as they slipped by the host Cavaliers, 1-0, behind a three-save shutout from Sarah Dwyer.
The Hawks scored in the final minute of the second, third, and fourth quarter, allowing it to sneak by the Eagles, 5-4, despite Margo Carlin’s two goals.
In a span of five minutes in the third quarter, the Cardinals erased an early 1-0 deficit, scoring three of the game’s next four goals and coming away with the come-from-behind win.
Margo Carlin recorded her team-leading seventh goal of the season, Brigid Wood opened the scoring, and the Eagles’ defense recorded its first shutout of the season as BC beat Wake Forest, 2-0, to open ACC play.