No. 14 Lacrosse Falls to No. 5 Maryland, 16-10
March 17, 2012
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - No. 14 Boston College fell, 16-10, to No. 5 Maryland on Saturday afternoon at the Terrapins Field Hockey and Lacrosse Complex.
Grad student Kristin Igoe led the offensive effort for the Eagles with four goals. Freshman Mikaela Rix and junior Brooke Blue added two goals apiece in the outing, while freshman Covie Stanwick tallied one goal and two assists for three points and senior Brittany Wilton totaled two points in the contest. On the defensive end, senior goalkeeper Catherine Conway made five saves in net for BC.
The Terps outshot the Eagles, 29-22, and picked up 16 ground balls compared to BC's nine. Both teams recorded 14 draw controls in the match.
After seven minutes of scoreless action, Blue found the back of the net to give BC an early lead, but Maryland quickly gained momentum, scoring five unanswered goals to take a 5-1 advantage with 6:18 left in the first half.
Rix ended the Maryland streak with two goals in the final minute of the first, cutting the deficit to just two, with the Eagles down, 5-3, at the half.
In the first seven minutes of the second half, Maryland outscored BC, 5-1, to extend its lead to 10-4 with 22:37 remaining.
Igoe scored on a free-position shot for the Eagles, but Kelly McPartland quickly retaliated for the Terps, to put Maryland up, 11-5. Stanwick followed with a goal of her own, but Maryland was able to tally back-to-back scores to take 13-6 lead with 12:26 to play.
The Eagles scored three straight goals, with Igoe accounting for two and Wilton adding the third, but Maryland answered with three of its own to regain its seven-goal buffer. Blue added the Eagles' final goal of the day with just 19 seconds left to play, but BC was not able to overcome the deficit, falling to conference-rival Maryland, 16-10.
Boston College returns to action on Wednesday, March 21 when the squad closes out its road trip against cross-town foe Harvard at 7 p.m.