No. 1 Tar Heels Down UVa to Claim First ACC Title in 17 Years

White ended the UNC run with back-to-back goals with 9:44 and 7:39 left in the third quarter, bringing UVa back to within three goals, 13-10. Tutton scored again at 6:32 to make it 14-10, before White scored two more times to cut UVa's deficit down to two goals, 14-12 with 8:45 left in the game.

Emala and Keenan scored five seconds apart at 5:38 and 5:33 to put the stamp on North Carolina's first ACC title since 1996. Cockerton deposited the game's final goal with 1:39 left for his 13th career hat trick, ninth of the season and fifth in a row. Cockerton finished the season with 49 goals, passing Michael Watson (1996) for the fourth-most goals scored in a season by a Cavalier.

Virginia won the shots battle (46-42), but lost the ground balls (41-37) and faceoffs (18-14). Both teams made 14 turnovers.

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2013-04-28



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