No. 7 North Carolina (5-3, 1-0 ACC) picked a convincing 6-1 victory against No. 5 Boston College (7-2, 0-2 ACC) to begin ACC play having six different goal scorers.
The Tar Heels jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first period thanks to a deflection from sophomore midfielder Katie Dixon off a penalty corner with the pass coming in from senior Cassie Sumfest.
North Carolina stayed on the attack as the team capitalized on another corner at the start of the second period to make the score 2-0. Senior Erin Matson sent a beautiful pass into the striking circle only for first-year midfielder Jasmina Smolenaars to tap it into the net for what would be her first career goal.
With strong defense throughout both periods only allowing two total shots from Boston College, UNC maintained its 2-0 lead heading into the half.
UNC was on fire in the third period with forwards Hannah Griggs, Meredith Sholder and Matson scoring goals in the first eight minutes.
One more goal from first-year Lisa Slinkert would seal the deal for North Carolina. Although Boston College managed to score in the final five minutes, it would not be enough as North Carolina won 6-1 to improve to 5-3 on the season.
UNC outshot Boston College 18-7 with first-year goalkeeper Abigail Taylor only needing to make one save in the win.
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