No. 20 Lacrosse Soars Past BU, 18-9
April 11, 2012
BOSTON, Mass. - No. 20 Boston College (7-7) earned a decisive, 18-9 victory against Boston University (8-5) to snap the Terriers' seven-game win streak on Wednesday afternoon at Nickerson Field.
Grad student Kristin Igoe, senior Sam Taylor and junior Brooke Blue led the Eagles with four goals apiece. Igoe and Blue also tallied three assists each for seven total points on the day. Freshmen Mikaela Rix and Covie Stanwick added two goals apiece, while senior Brittany Wilton and sophomore Cali Ceglarski recorded one each to round out the goal scorers for BC.
The Eagles dominated on the draw, controlling 21 compared to BU's seven. BC also outshot BU, 32-21.
The BC offense did not waste any time, using a 4-0 run in the first six minutes of play to take an early advantage. Igoe put the Eagles on the board with a goal less than one minute into the game. Blue followed with one of her own after drawing BU's goalkeeper Christina Shenidan out of her crease and making a strong shot just out of the goalie's reach. A yellow card on BU allowed Wilton to score on a free-position shot before Igoe found Taylor just inside the nine-meter arc to make it 4-0 with 24:31 to play in the first.
The Terriers broke up the BC streak with two consecutive goals, but Blue found Stanwick in front of the net to put the Eagles up, 5-2, with 20:38 to go in the half. BU notched another score to cut BC's buffer back to two, but Igoe and Blue retaliated with back-to-back goals to give BC a 7-3 lead with 12:46 remaining in the first.
Annie Stookesberry scored for BU, but BC followed with six unanswered, to take a 13-4 lead with 7:03 left in the first. The Terriers outscored the Eagles, 2-1, in the final minutes of the first, but BC took a 14-6 lead into the break.
BC struck first coming out of the half in the form of Rix, but BU followed with two goals of its own goal, making it a 15-8 game with 23:40 remaining. After almost 10 minutes of scoreless play, Ceglarski found the back of the net before Blue did the same to make it a 17-8 Eagles' advantage with 12:22 to play.
Both teams scored one goal apiece in the final minutes of play to seal an 18-9 victory for Boston College.
The Eagles return to action on Saturday, April 14 when they host Cal-Berkeley at 1 p.m.