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No. 13 Lacrosse Falls to No. 12 Syracuse

Freshman Covie Stanwick

Freshman Covie Stanwick

Feb. 21, 2012

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Syracuse, N.Y. - The Boston College lacrosse team, ranked 13th in that nation, lost to the 12th-ranked Syracuse, 23-12, in the Carrier Dome on Tuesday afternoon. The Eagles' (1-1) top scorers were freshmen Covie Stanwick and Mikaela Rix with three each, while the Orange (1-0) was led by Alyssa Murray, who set a single-game school record with eight goals.

The two teams traded goals to start the game. Syracuse got on the board first, but senior Brittany Wilton tied it up with a free-position shot 30 seconds later. Murray and Stanwick each tallied one to even it at 2-2 with 26:27 left in the half. SU then went on a four-goal run to go up 6-2 with just over 17 minutes to play in the half. Stanwick and graduate student Kristin Igoe netted back-to-back goals to cut the lead to two, but the Orange responded with three straight scores. With 5:32 to go, Rix got her first goal of the game with an unassisted score, but Kailah Kempney answered, assisted by Murray, two minutes later. Rix tallied one more with just over one minute to play in the half, cutting the SU lead to 10-6.

BC started the second half with another goal by Stanwick, slashing the lead to three. The Orange fired back, going on a 5-1 run in 10 minutes to make it 15-8. Wilton recorded her second goal of the contest on an assist by Stanwick at the 13:22 mark, but SU rattled off three more to increase the lead to 18-9 with just over 10 minutes to go. Igoe and Kempney traded goals before senior Sam Taylor and Rix tallied free-position and unassisted goals, respectively, to make it a seven-goal game again at 19-12 with six minutes to play. Syracuse scored four straight to end the game.

Wilton led the Eagles with two assists. Stanwick and Wilton both tallied four points for BC. Senior Catherine Conway and freshman Emily Mata split time in goal. Conway recorded the loss, allowing 15 goals and making two saves in 29:30, while Mata allowed eight scores and registered seven saves in 30:30.

Syracuse goalie Alyssa Costantino tallied the win, playing the first half and allowing six goals and making six saves. Kelsey Richardson played the second half, allowed six goals and made nine saves.

Both teams took 38 shots while BC controlled the ground balls, 19-10. Syracuse tallied more draw controls, 27-10. The Eagles only turned it over seven times while the Orange did so 11 times.

The Eagles are back in action on Saturday, Feb. 25 when they take on Hofstra at home at 1 p.m.

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