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Lacrosse Drops Heartbreaker Against Duke, 12-11

Kristin Igoe

Kristin Igoe

April 7, 2012

DURHAM, N.C. -

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No. 20 Boston College (6-7) lacrosse lost a hard-fought battle, 12-11, against No. 6 Duke (9-5) on Saturday afternoon.

Kristin Igoe led all scorers with four goals to become just the third Eagle ever to record 200 career points. Senior Brittany Wilton and freshman Mikaela Rix added to the BC offensive effort with two goals apiece, while senior Sam Taylor, junior Brooke Blue and sophomore Kate McCarthy each tallied one.

As a team, the Eagles outshot the Blue Devils, 24-19, and scooped up more ground balls, 13-7. BC caused four turnovers and controlled nine draws.

Wilton found Igoe in front of the net to give the Eagles an early lead, but Duke quickly retaliated with two scores to take a 2-1 lead with 24:56 to play in the first. Rix scored on a free-position shot and Wilton scored unassisted to give BC the lead once again, but the Blue Devils' Emma Hamm sparked a 4-0 run to go up 6-3 with 14:44 left in the first half.

BC tied the game at six aside with back-to-back goals from Igoe and one from McCarthy. Duke scored once before Igoe and Rix found the back of the net to take an 8-7 lead into the half.

Taylor extended the Eagles lead less than a minute into the second half, but the Blue Devils tied the game at nine with 13:02 remaining. Wilton scored off of a pass from Barry before Duke added three more to take a 12-10 advantage with just over a minute left to play. Blue tallied the final goal of the game, but the Eagles were unable to retake the lead, falling 12-11.

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