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The Tar Heels beat third-seeded 维吉尼亚州 to claim the team's 25th overall ACC title. The string of six titles in a row represents the second-longest streak in league history, trailing only Carolina's nine straight from 1983 through 1991.

Members of the field hockey team pose behind the ACC Championship trophy and sign
The Tar Heels won their sixth consecutive ACC Championship and the program's 25th overall. Jeffrey A摄. Camarati / UNC田径

已经连续六年了, the North Carolina field hockey team capped its Atlantic Coast Conference Championship experience with a celebration.

Friday afternoon on the blue turf at Duke’s Williams Field at Jack Katz Stadium, 排名第一的焦油高跟鞋队击败了排名第二的. 5 维吉尼亚州 3-2 to run their record to 17-0 on the season and claim the 25th title in program history. Carolina led wire-to-wire and earned the conference’s automatic bid into the upcoming NCAA Tournament, the bracket for which will be announced on Sunday night.

The string of six titles in a row represents the second-longest streak in league history, trailing only Carolina’s nine straight from 1983 through 1991.

“我为澳门皇冠app官网的柏油高跟鞋感到骄傲, and I want to congratulate the University of 维吉尼亚州 for making it close at the end,澳门皇冠赌场平台教练凯伦·谢尔顿说, 他是所有25个焦油后跟冠军的掌舵人. “They’re really a well-coached team, they work hard and they’re never out of a game.”

Super-senior midfielder Meredith Sholder was named the tournament’s MVP. Including an injury redshirt season in 2018 and the extra year of COVID eligibility, she has been a member of six ACC Championship teams and has played in five title games. She was joined on the All-Tournament Team by senior Erin Matson (who won her fifth ACC title) and freshmen Ryleigh Heck and Sietske Brüning.

Sophomore Lisa Slinkert scored the goal that put Carolina ahead for good in the 10th minute of play. 澳门皇冠赌场平台今天的第一个点球角球, Matson’s initial shot was saved and Slinkert got the rebound as it came off the UVA keeper. She spun then sent a backhand into the cage for a 1-0 lead.

“Us being able to score first was really important because it allowed us to set the momentum and be able to tell each other ‘we’ve got this’ and stay composed and be confident in ourselves as a team,肖尔德说.

The Tar Heels made it 2-0 with another penalty corner goal just 34 seconds before halftime. 马特森传球给Brüning,后者先投了一球.  Heck deflected it in, reprising a similar goal from Wednesday’s 2-1 semifinal win over Syracuse.

Carolina didn’t give up a shot or a corner in the first half and allowed just one shot in the third quarter, but the Cavaliers capitalized on fourth-quarter chances to make the game close. In the 48th minute, UVA’s Annie McDonough scored to make it 2-1.

比赛还有3分03秒, Heck again gave the Tar Heels some breathing room when she drove the baseline, got around the keeper and deposited the ball into the cage to again put Carolina up by two, 3-1.

维吉尼亚州, which reached the title game with an overtime comeback win against Wake Forest in the semifinals on Wednesday, responded to cut the margin to one with just 1:35 to play. Laura 1月ssen redirected a shot from Cato Geusgens to make the score 3-2, 终场哨声响起时它在哪里.

澳门皇冠app官网看了他们对阵维克森林的比赛, 澳门皇冠app官网知道他们有能力回来,谢尔顿说. “所以澳门皇冠app官网期待它的到来. 澳门皇冠app官网只是不知道什么时候. 但他们是一支打第四节的球队. 我为澳门皇冠app官网队保持胜利感到高兴.”