Defense seemed to be the calling card for the North Carolina women’s field hockey team on Saturday as they held Boston College to nine shots in an overtime win.
The No. 7 Tar Heels (5-2, 1-1 ACC) beat the No. 10 Eagles (5-2, 0-2 ACC) 2-1 in overtime in UNC’s first designated home game of the season at Williams Field in Durham, N.C.
With both teams losing their ACC opener, Saturday’s matchup had an increased importance for two top-ten squads with hopes of vying for an ACC championship.
North Carolina’s defense looked unbeatable for most of the day. Boston College, who averaged 18 shots per game coming into Saturday, was held to just nine in the game. BC struggled to to hold possession on offense, especially in the first half.
UNC had used a plethora of corners to create several shot opportunities. However, they were only able to find the back of the net twice despite having 13 more shots and nine more corners than the Eagles.