Freshman Brittani Bartok
scored on a header in the 83rd minute to give No. 6 North Carolina a 3-2 win over No. 13 Boston College Thursday night in a wild ACC
match at Fetzer Field.
The Tar Heels (12-1-1) won their eighth game win a row and remained unbeaten in the ACC at 5-0-0.
UNC dominated the first half, but BC keeper Jillian Mastroianni
thwarted the Heels. BC went ahead on a goal by sophomore Gina DiMartino
scored with a looping hot in
the 51st minute.
Carolina went ahead on goals by Casey Nogueira
(her sixth in the last three games and 13th on the season) and Allie Long
. Eight minutes after Long's goal, the Eagles tied the game on Natalie Crutchfield
picked up her second assist of the game when she fed Bartok with the winning goal on a patented long ball to the far post.
Elsewhere in the ACC ...
-- No. 7 Virginia suffered its first loss in ACC play this season, falling to Virginia Tech 1-0 Thursday night on Julian
's goal just after halftime.
"Give Virginia Tech credit, they deserved to win," said Cavs coach Steve Swanson
. "We didn't come
out with the same energy level as we have had in recent games and we paid the price for it."
-- No. 12 Duke gained a key ACC victory on Thursday evening with a 3-1 win over No. 20
Wake Forest. Goals on either side of halftime by Kelly Hathorn
and Elisabeth Redmond
gave the Blue Devils a 2-0 lead.
Redmond extended the lead with a penalty kick in the 65th minute before U.S. U-20 Kaley Fountain
scored a consolation on a rocket from 15 yards out.
"I think it was a great performance in the sense that we struggled earlier in the match, we made some adjustments; we moved some players," said Duke coach Robbie Church
. "Players off the bench, they did a great, great job. The depth in those players was really big time. Kelly's [Hathorn] been around the goal all year. We knew it
was coming. She just had to stay in there and keep working, and she scored a huge goal -- the first goal was going to be big in this game."