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BC women top Princeton to reach third straight Final Four

They'll face third seed North Carolina on Friday in the NCAA Division 1 semifinals.

Boston College's Kate Taylor celebrates her goal Saturday.
Boston College's Kate Taylor celebrates her goal Saturday. –Matthew J. Lee / Globe Staff

The Boston College women’s lacrosse team is headed to the Final Four for the third consecutive season.

The second-seeded Eagles (21-1) defeated Princeton, 17-10, Saturday afternoon in Newton to secure their trip to Baltimore, where they will face third seed North Carolina on Friday in the NCAA Division 1 semifinals. The Tar Heels (17-3), which dealt BC its only loss of the season in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game, advanced with a 14-7 win over Virginia (13-7).

Graduate senior Kenzie Kent, a Norwell native, led the Eagles’ attack with 8 points (two goals, six assists). Kent’s six assists tied her single-game program record, set last week against Colorado.