Lacrosse Downs UConn, 19-11
March 2, 2012
STORRS, Conn. - No. 17/14 Boston College lacrosse (3-1) defeated Connecticut (2-1), 19-11, on Friday afternoon at the Huskies George J. Sherman Family Sports Complex.
Nine Eagles registered points in the outing. Graduate student Kristin Igoe led all-scorers and tied career-bests with five goals and seven total points. Senior Sam Taylor and freshmen Covie Stanwick and Mikaela Rix added to the offensive effort with three goals and four points apiece. Today's performance marked the fourth consecutive hat trick for Rix. Sophomore Moira Barry registered two goals on the day, while senior Brittany Wilton, junior Brooke Blue and sophomore Kate McCarthy tallied one apiece.
Freshman goalkeeper Emily Mata turned in a strong performance in her first-career start, recording seven saves and four ground balls in the victory.
As a team, BC took 20 draw controls compared to UConn's 11. The Eagles also tied a season-high with nine caused turnovers.
Boston College jumped out on top early, scoring two goals in the first nine minutes of play. Wilton found the back of the net less than two minutes into the game to put the Eagles on the board before Taylor followed with a goal of her own to put BC up, 2-0, with just over 21 minutes to go in the half.
UConn tied the game at two aside, but the Eagles retaliated with goals from Taylor, Stanwick and Igoe to take a 5-2 advantage with less than 14 minutes left in the first. Over the course of the next nine minutes, the Huskies outscored the Eagles, 3-2, to pull within two, down just 7-5 with less than four to play in the half.
McCarthy scored her second goal of the season before the half expired to send the Eagles to the locker room ahead, 8-5.
BC controlled the pace of play early in the second half, scoring three unanswered goals to take an 11-5 lead with 23:13 to go in the game. However, the Huskies offense gained momentum and outscored BC, 4-2, to pull within four with 11 and a half minutes left.
Igoe scored her 10th goal of the season with just over eight minutes remaining in the game to spark a 5-0 run by the Eagles. The Huskies were able to add two more goals in the game, but Igoe tallied her fifth and final of the day with less than a minute to play to seal the 19-11 victory for Boston College.