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Growney (Conestoga) helps lead undefeated UNC past BC, 16-9, for ACC championship

Sunday, 8th May 2022

Categories College, Girl's/Women's  
 

Philllylacrosse.com, Posted 5/8/22 – From Press Release

All-tourney pick Scottie Rose Growney (Conestoga) scored four goals and top-ranked North Carolina rallied from a three-goal deficit and used a dominating second-half performance to secure its sixth consecutive ACC championship, as the Tar Heels topped second-ranked Boston College, 16-9, in the 2022 ACC Championship Game on a rainy Saturday evening at Dorrance Field in Chapel Hill, N.C.

UNC outscored BC 12-3 in the second half.

Playing in the ACC Championship game for the seventh straight year and 11th time in the last 12 years, North Carolina (18-0) won its 18th consecutive ACC Tournament game, an ACC record. The Tar Heels’ total of six straight crowns matches an ACC women’s lacrosse record, set by Maryland from 2009-14.

UNC graduate attack Jamie Ortega was named the tournament MVP after scoring nine points (four goals, five assists) Saturday while breaking the ACC’s career points record. Named tournament MVP for the second time (2019), Ortega set a championship game record with five assists and matched the title game record with nine points. Ally Mastroianni and Andie Aldave also recorded hat tricks for UNC.

Boston College’s Charlotte North tied the NCAA career goals record with a hat trick Saturday. She matched Courtney Murphy of Stony Brook (341) for the NCAA all-time record.

It was a game of two halves. Boston College (16-3) controlled much of the first half and took a 6-3 lead with 25 seconds left in the half on North’s second goal of the game. The Eagles had all of the momentum, but UNC won the ensuing draw control and went right down the field, getting a key goal from Growney with just four seconds left to go into the halftime break down only two, 6-4.

That goal sparked a string of 11 straight scores for the Tar Heels. UNC came out sizzling in the second half, scoring four goals in the first 4:17 to take an 8-6 advantage and prompt BC to take a timeout. The first goal came from Ortega with 13:54 remaining, breaking the ACC’s career points record of 445, held by Maryland’s Jen Adams.

UNC’s defense held the potent BC offense without a goal for 19 minutes, 23 seconds, spanning the last 23 seconds of the second quarter into the fourth quarter. In that span, the UNC lead ballooned to eight, 14-6, capped by Ortega’s fourth goal of the game.

The selection show for the 2022 NCAA Championship is slated for 9 p.m. Sunday on ESPNU.

2022 ACC All-Tournament Team
Jamie Ortega, North Carolina (MVP)
Scottie Rose Growney (Conestoga), North Carolina
Ally Mastroianni, North Carolina
Taylor Moreno, North Carolina
Emma Trenchard, North Carolina
Charlotte North, Boston College
Hollie Schleicher, Boston College
Belle Smith, Boston College
Hannah Dorney, Notre Dame
Jackie Wolak, Notre Dame
Rachel Clark (Conestoga), Virginia
Ashlyn McGovern, Virginia

2022 ACC Women’s Lacrosse Championship
First Three Rounds at Arlotta Stadium, South Bend, Indiana

Wednesday, April 27 – First Round
No. 8 Pitt 13, No. 9 Louisville 10

Friday, April 29 – Quarterfinals
No. 1 North Carolina 15, No. 8 Pitt 6
No. 5 Notre Dame 19, No. 4 Duke 11
No. 2 Boston College 19, No. 7 Virginia Tech 11
No. 6 Virginia 18, No. 3 Syracuse 14

Sunday, May 1 – Semifinals
No. 1 North Carolina 14, No. 5 Notre Dame 13
No. 2 Boston College 20, No. 6 Virginia 12

Saturday, May 7 – Championship Game (Dorrance Field, Chapel Hill, N.C.)
No. 1 North Carolina 16, No. 2 Boston College 9­

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