Lacrosse Falls to Fairfield, 14-12
March 12, 2008
Fairfield, Conn. - Boston College lost a close battle to Fairfield, 14-12, on Wednesday afternoon. Junior captain Jenna McCabe netted four goals while classmate Lauren Fitzpatrick recorded three goals and one assist in the loss. The Eagles dropped to 1-4 on the season, while the Stags improved to 3-1.
In a game that saw seven lead changes and six ties, nine BC players tallied points. Junior Maura Mahoney (1g, 1a), sophomore Lauren Costello (2g) and freshman Kate Horsman (2a) recorded two points each. Junior Sarah Sedgwick and sophomore Peyton Killeen also notched goals to fill out the boxscore.
Fairfield notched the first goal of the game only eight seconds after the players took the field. The Eagles took a 2-1 lead on goals by Fitzpatrick and Mahoney, but the Stags regained the lead by scoring two goals in 23 seconds. It took the Eagles less than one minute to retaliate with goals by Costello and McCabe.
Four straight scores put the Fairfield in front, 7-4. BC nailed five straight in three minutes to make the score 9-7, in the Eagles' favor. With the score tied 9-9, Kim Fuchs nailed a goal with 21 seconds remaining to give the Stags a one-goal advantage heading into the second half.
The Eagles outshot the Stags, 17-12, and controlled 11 of the 18 draws. Each team committed eight turnovers in the first 30 minutes and ground balls were almost even with Fairfield having the slight 8-7 edge.
While 19 goals were scored in the first half, only seven goals were netted in the final 30 minutes. Fairfield notched the first three goals, increasing its lead to 13-9. Fitzpatrick's unassisted goal at 9:56, followed by Killeen's first goal of the season on a free position shot cut lead to two. McCabe made it a one-goal game on an assist by freshman Hannah Alley at 6:48. Kim Rigby found the back of the net with 4:36 left to seal the win for the Stags.
BC outshot Fairfield, 33-22, and collected 20 ground balls. The Eagles controlled 15 draws to the Stag's 13 and caused eight turnovers. Junior Katie Monaghan made one save in her 17:10 minutes while freshman Sheila Serafino recorded five saves in 42:43. Each goalie allowed seven goals.
The Eagles take on ACC-foe Virginia Tech on Saturday, March 15 at 1 p.m. at Babson College in Wellesley, Mass.