No. 3 Meets No. 2: Tar Heels Beat Wake, Face Orange Next

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NEWTON, Mass.– The No. 3 ranked UNC field hockey team pulled out a 3-2 victory over Wake Forest to advance to the ACC Tournament semifinals Thursday.

Carolina improved to 15-4 on the season while Wake Forest dropped to 11-8 on the year.

The game was played in steady rain at Boston College’s Newton Campus Field Hockey Complex, and the Tar Heels stepped up big time in the second half by not allowing a single shot from the Demon Deacons.

“I’m really happy to have advanced,” UNC coach Karen Shelton says. “Credit goes to Wake Forest – they really played well. I was proud that we did not allow a shot in the second half, or a penalty corner. That was the key to the game.”

Next up for the Tar Heels is a semifinal date with No. 2 Syracuse Friday at 3:30 p.m.

No. 3 Field Hockey Opens ACC Tourney Play

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NEWTON, Mass.– The third-ranked UNC field hockey team, currently 14-4 on the season and 3-3 in ACC play, begins action in the ACC tournament today against Wake Forest at 3 p.m.

Last time out, the Tar Heels fell to No. 2 Syracuse 1-0. All four of Carolina’s losses this season have been by a single goal. Wake Forest sits at 11-7 overall and 1-5 in conference.

Three Tar Heels were named to the All-ACC Field Hockey Team on Wednesday. Charlotte Craddock, Nina Notman and Emily Wold were voted on the team by the league’s coaches.

Carolina’s game against the Demon Deacons can be viewed on the Internet on ESPN3.