No. 19/20 Lacrosse Holds Off Harvard for 7-5 Win
March 21, 2012
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - No. 19/20 Boston College (5-4) defeated Harvard (2-4), 7-5, on Wednesday evening in a closely-contested battle under the lights at Harvard Stadium.
Senior Brittany Wilton recorded two goals to help guide the Eagles to victory. Junior Brooke Blue and sophomore Moira Barry also tallied two points in the outing with one goal and one assist apiece. Grad student Kristin Igoe, senior Sam Taylor and sophomore Cali Ceglarski added to the offensive effort with one goal each, as well.
As a team, BC outshot Harvard, 20-18, and caused six turnovers. Freshman goalkeeper Emily Mata tallied eight saves in the complete-game performance.
The Eagles jumped out to an early lead, as Igoe and Taylor scored back-to-back goals in the first three minutes of play. The Crimson was able to get on the board thanks to Danielle Tetreault, however, BC retaliated with three straight goals to make it a 5-1 game with 15:31 left in the first half. Harvard posted one last goal before time expired in the first to head to the locker room down, 5-2.
The teams battled through almost 19 minutes of scoreless action in the second half before Wilton found the back of the net twice in less than a minute to give BC a 7-2 advantage.
The Crimson would not go silently, though, scoring three goals in the final minutes of play, but BC was able to hold off Harvard to take the 7-5 victory.
The Eagles return to action on Saturday, March 24 at home against North Carolina at 1 p.m.