March 2, 2008
Moraga, Calif. - Boston College tallied its first win of the season in a 20-3 victory over St. Mary's College Sunday afternoon. The Eagles led 14-3 after 30 minutes of play and shut out the Gaels in the second half to notch the victory. They are now 1-1 on the season while their opponent dropped to 0-2.
Sophomore Lauren Costello led the scoring with a career-high seven points on six goals and one assist. She also tallied the most draw controls with four. Junior captain Jenna McCabe recorded six points on four goals and two assists. Other contributors included senior captain Shauna Culhane (4g, 1a), junior Maura Mahoney (1g, 4a), junior Emily Hannigan (1a) and junior Lauren Fitzpatrick (1a).
Senior captain Shauna Culhane nailed the Eagles' first two goals of the game before four minutes had ticked off the clock. At the 14:41 mark with a 6-2 lead, BC rattled off eight straight goals before time expired in the half.
The freshman class racked up a series of the firsts in the win. Kate Horsman recorded her first career goal on an unassisted score with 3:11 to play in the first half. She also scored the last goal of the game to total two points on the day. Jill Rekart nailed the first goal of the second stanza at the 25:11 mark for her first collegiate goal. Kristen Horsman registered her first multiple-point game on one goal and one assist and Hannah Alley recorded her first career point on the assist of Kate Horsman's goal, which pushed the Eagles' total to 20.
All three BC goalkeepers tallied minutes as junior Katie Monaghan played the first half and made two saves, and freshman Sheila Serafino and senior Courtney Zwirko combined for the second-stanza shutout. Serafino, who minded the net for 14:54, made her first collegiate save. Zwirko also tallied a stop.
The Eagles outshot the Gaels, 38-9, and caused 17 turnovers. They picked up 21 ground balls to St. Mary's 18 and recorded 16 draw controls while limiting the Gaels to nine.
BC takes on Stanford on Wednesday, March 5 at 3:30 p.m. PST (6:30 EST).