One could be forgiven if they said that the ACC was the center of the collegiate field hockey world. With a total of seven ACC Top 25 teams plus the #1 team, the claim is justified.
The biggest challenge often is within the conference itself where playing a ranked team is both a blessing and a curse. Of course, that all depends on what end of the win-loss column you end up on.
North Carolina continues to hold sway over the conference and Top 25 as they continue on an unbeaten win streak. The Tar Heels currently lead the ACC with a 5-0 record and are 13-0 overall.
Duke is second in the conference and also among the top 5 ranked teams in the country. The Blue Devils are 3-1 in the ACC and hold an 11-3 overall record.
NFHCA Field Hockey Top 25 – The ACC
The ACC named Duke’s Rose Tynan and North Carolina’s Catherine Hayden as Co-Offensive Field Hockey Players of the Week. Syracuse’s Roos Weers earns the Defensive Field Hockey Player of the Week honors.
Tynan came up with the game winner over Virginia (1-0) and helped seal a 5-1 victory over Old Dominion.
Hayden pushed the Tar Heels out in front of Wake Forest in their 5-1 win and tallied two goals against Liberty.
Weers’ goal delivered Syracuse’s first conference win of the season. The match with Boston College went into double overtime with Weers helping hold the Eagles to a single goal.
ACC Field Hockey Schedule
Friday, October 12
- Virginia @ Delaware 5:00pm ET
- North Carolina @ Boston College 5:00pm ET ACC Network Extra
- Duke @ Louisville 6:00pm ET ACC Network Extra
Saturday, October 13
- Syracuse @ Wake Forest 1:00pm ET ACC Network Extra
Sunday, October 14
- Liberty @ Syracuse 2:00pm ET
- UConn @ North Carolina 11:00am ET
- Miami (OH) @ Louisville 12:00pm ET ACC Network Extra
- UMass/Amherst @ Boston College 2:05pm ET ACC Network Extra