Lacrosse Overpowers Connecticut, 18-8, for Fourth Win
April 9, 2008
Westwood, Mass. - Boston College tallied its fourth win of the season in a 18-8 victory over Connecticut on Wednesday evening. Junior Lauren Fitzpatrick and sophomore Lauren Costello recorded four goals each, while freshmen Jill Rekart scored her first collegiate hat trick. The Eagles improved to 4-7 (2-2 ACC) while the Huskies dropped to 1-12 (0-4 Big East).
Sophomore Sarah Sedgwick added two goals of her own to the box score, while senior Shauna Culhane, juniors Maura Mahoney, Jenna McCabe and Rachel Tinquist and sophomore Peyton Killeen scored one goal. McCabe and Fitzpatrick extended their scoring streaks to 11 games, as they have notched at least one point in every game this season.
The Eagles took an early lead as they scored the first four goals of the game before five minutes had ticked off the clock. The Huskies fired back, scoring three consecutive goals to bring them within one with 16:38 to play. It would be the closest they would come to BC.
With the 4-3 lead, the Eagles rattled off the final eight goals of the half. Costello, who scored the third goal of the game, tallied three more for her sixth multiple-goal game. Rekart scored two goals in the 15-minute span, including one with only 16 seconds remaining on the clock. The freshman also tallied an assist on one of Costello's scores. Freshman Kate Horsman put her name in the box score with an assist at the 4:33 mark on a Rekart goal.
Up by nine, Rekart increased the lead four minutes into the second half to complete her hat trick. Fitzpatrick then nailed two in a row to give BC a 15-3 advantage. UConn's Katy Ryan scored her second of the day with 19:50 to play, but it only took Killeen 50 seconds to get it back.
The Huskies netted three goals in a row, two by Kim McGinty and another by Ryan, before Tinquist notched her second goal of the 2008 campaign at the 10:33 mark. Culhane scored the last goal of the day with 2:44 remaining and the Eagles took the game.
Junior goalie Katie Monaghan made 12 saves in her 55:47 and was replaced by senior Courtney Zwirko. Zwirko made one save on a free position shot with three minutes to play. Husky netminder Jenna Moulton made five saves on the day.
The Eagles outshot the Huskies, 42-26, marking the highest shot total of the season. It was also the fifth time BC outshot its opponent. The Eagles also controlled 20 draws to the Huskies' eight. McCabe and Killeen led the way with five apiece. UConn cleared all 15 of their attempts, while BC was 14-for-15. The Huskies edged out the Eagles in ground balls, 12-10, and caused turnovers, 8-7.
Boston College returns to action on Saturday, April 12 as the Eagles travel to Durham, N.C. to face No. 8 Duke at noon.