GREENSBORO — Seventeen athletes, including five from North Carolina and two from Duke, were honored Wednesday as part of the All-ACC field hockey team, as announced by ACC Commissioner John Swofford. The accolades are voted on by the league’s six head coaches.
North Carolina’s Kelsey Kolojejchick and Virginia’s Paige Selenski headlined the selections as both named to the squad for the fourth times in their careers.
North Carolina’s Caitlin Van Sickle was honored for the third time, She is joined on the team by two-time selection Katie Ardrey, Emily Wold and Charlotte Craddock.
Duke’s Emmie Le Marchand was named to the team for the second time along with first-time selection Paula Heimbach.
The ACC Championship gets under way Thursday in Chapel Hill. No. 5 Wake Forest faces No. 4 Boston College at 1 p.m. for the right to face top seeded North Carolina. In the day’s second quarterfinal, sixth-seeded Duke faces No. 3 Maryland at 3:30 with the winner advancing to face Virginia on Friday.
Tulsa 1, East Carolina 0 (OT): Senior forward Rebeca Handley headed home the game winner to propel the Golden Hurricane to a 1-0 overtime victory in the quarterfinals of the Conference USA Women’s soccer championship at El Paso, Texas..
Jordan O’Brien’s corner kick set up Handley’s golden goal at the 95:48 mark.
The Pirates nearly came away with a late goal when a header struck by both ECU senior Hali Oughton and a Tulsa defender clanked off the crossbar. The ball bounced back into play and was cleared with 36 seconds to play in regulation.