A 27-game win streak, dominant regular season record, and a high-powered offense were no match for goalkeeper Rachel Hall on Friday as Boston College took down No. 1 seed UNC 11-10.
When the two teams met in the regular season, UNC trounced Boston College by a final score of 21-9.
But the postseason turned out to be a different story. Boston College took an 8-5 lead into the half, with Jenn Medjid scoring three goals on three shots to help put BC ahead. She would add another in the second to lead the team in scoring.
The Tar Heels took care of Charlotte North, as the attacker was held to just two goals after scoring 23 through the first three games.
But they didn’t take into account Rachel Hall.
Hall was the difference maker in the Eagles’ stunning upset. The goalkeeper saw nearly every ball that came her way, with 11 total saves, including this point blank stop that came with 20 minutes left in the second half.
❌ Rachel Hall ❌ pic.twitter.com/44jfLnH5ER— BC Women's Lacrosse (@BCwlax) May 28, 2021
❌ Rachel Hall ❌ pic.twitter.com/44jfLnH5ER
UNC didn’t go away quietly, going on a 3-0 run over a 10 minute span to cut BC’s lead down to two. With roughly five minutes left to play, it looked like UNC would pull within one, but Hall once again stood up to the task.
RachelTheWallHall.mp4 pic.twitter.com/GJmLnysFW9— BC Women's Lacrosse (@BCwlax) May 28, 2021
UNC would score once more, but it would prove to be too late as the horn sounded and Boston College booked their ticket to the championship game.
Despite it being the Eagles’ fourth consecutive NCAA Championship game appearance, they have yet to win a national championship and will look for their first on Sunday against the winner of Northwestern and Syracuse.