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Lacrosse Falls, 14-10, to No. 20 Stanford

Sophomore Lauren Costello notched four goals in the close game.

Sophomore Lauren Costello notched four goals in the close game.

March 5, 2008

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Stanford, Calif. - Boston College lost its first non-conference game of the season to No. 20 Stanford, 14-10, on Wednesday afternoon. The Eagles scored at least 10 goals for the third straight game. Junior Maura Mahoney (1g, 3a) and sophomore Lauren Costello (4g) recorded four points each in the loss. Costello has tallied at least four points in every game in the young season. The Eagles dropped to 1-2 on the season while Stanford improved to 5-2.

Junior captain Jenna McCabe and junior Lauren Fitzpatrick added to the box score with three and two goals, respectively. Junior Emily Hannigan led the team with four caused turnovers and three draw controls.

The Eagles took an early lead by netting the first two goals of the game within 20 seconds of each other. McCabe and Costello scored before three minutes ticked off the clock. Stanford then rattled off four scores to take a 4-2 lead.

At the end of end of the first half, the Cardinal led, 9-6. Shots were almost even, as the Eagles had the slight edge, 20-19.

BC started the second half just as it had the first. McCabe and Fitzpatrick scored the first two goals of the period to pull within one. The Cardinal notched one score but Costello found the back of the net for her third goal of the day to keep the Eagles within striking distance at the 18:45 mark. Stanford pulled ahead by two seven minutes later, but Costello recorded her fourth score with 9:23 left. The Cardinal then nailed three goals in a row for the win.

The Eagles outshot the Cardinal, 36-27, and collected 21 ground balls to Stanford's 18. The Eagles turned it over 15 times while Stanford recorded 23 turnovers. Junior goalkeeper Katie Monaghan tallied three saves in 50 minutes while freshman Sheila Serafino recorded three saves in 10 minutes. Cardinal netminder Laura Shane notched 17 stops.

The Eagles return home to take on No. 10 Yale on Saturday, March 8 at 1 p.m. at Westwood High School in Westwood, Mass.

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