Lacrosse Falls No. 5/6 Syracuse, 17-12
March 27, 2013
NEWTON, Mass. - Sophomore Covie Stanwick totaled three goals and four assists to surpass the 100-point mark for her career, but Boston College fell to No. 5/6 Syracuse, 17-12, at Newton Campus Lacrosse Field on Wednesday afternoon.
The Eagles (4-6, 1-2 ACC) scored four straight goals in the second half to trim the Orange (5-2, 1-0 Big East) lead to 15-11 with 3:35 to play but could not cut the margin any lower.
Stanwick has now amassed 103 career points in 28 games played and became the 13th player in program history to break the 100-point barrier. Junior Cali Ceglarski scored a career-high three goals, and classmate Moira Barry registered two goals and an assist.
Kailah Kempney led the Orange with three goals while Alyssa Murray and Michelle Tumolo each posted two goals and three assists.
The Orange scored the game's first four goals before Barry put the Eagles on the board with a free position shot just under six minutes into the contest. Syracuse responded with two more goals to take a 6-1 lead with 21:40 left in the first.
Stanwick scored her first goal of the game on a behind-the-back shot, and Ceglarski netted her first tally to bring the Eagles within 6-3 almost halfway through the opening period. After BC and SU traded goals, the Orange scored two straight before Ceglarski scored again to cut the lead to 9-5 with 3:34 to play in the half. SU scored twice more to carry an 11-5 lead into halftime.
Despite goals from Carly Weilminster and Ceglarski, the Orange outscored the Eagles 5-2 in the first 13 minutes of the second half to claim a 15-7 lead - its largest of the game - with 17:10 remaining.
The Eagles answered with a 4-0 run to cut SU's advantage to 15-11 with 3:35 left. Stanwick netted the run's first goal before Mikaela Rix and Caroline Margolis each found the back of the net. Stanwick scored the run's last goal before SU scored two goals to BC's one inside of the last three minutes.
Boston College remains at home when it hosts Virginia on Saturday at 1 p.m. in the team's Red Bandanna No. 19 Game.