Lacrosse Drops Final Conference Game to No. 8 Duke, 16-6
April 12, 2008
Durham, N.C. - Boston College lost its final conference game to eighth-ranked Duke, 16-6, on Saturday afternoon. The Eagles finished 2-3 in the ACC and their overall record fell to 4-8. The Blue Devils improved to 2-2 in the conference and 8-5 overall. Junior Lauren Fitzpatrick led BC with two goals.
The Blue Devils started the scoring 27 seconds into the game when Sarah Bullard converted a free position shot. They added another goal before Fitzpatrick scored her first of the day at the 27:35 mark on her own eight-meter shot.
The Eagles could not notch another in the half, while the Blue Devils went on a 8-0 run. Carolyn Davis recorded a hat trick in that time, while Emma Hamm scored two. Bullard also netted her second of the day.
With a 10-1 lead, the Blue Devils outshot the Eagles, 20-8, and collected 12 ground balls to BC's eight in the first 30 minutes.
Duke started the second half just as it ended the first stanza. Danielle Kachulis and Allie Johnson scored within the first four minutes. Fitzpatrick then netted her second score to give the Eagles their second goal of the day.
With 19:16 to play, the Blue Devils led 15-2. Sophomore Sarah Sedgwick and junior captain Jenna McCabe scored the next two goals before the 10-minute mark. After another Duke score, freshman Hannah Alley scored her first collegiate with nearly six minutes to play. Sophomore Lauren Costello netted the final goal of the game with 3:44 to play.
Fitzpatrick and McCabe have tallied at least one point in all 12 game this season. Fitzpatrick has scored a goal in every one of those games.
The Blue Devils outshot the Eagles 32-17, and picked up five more ground balls. The Eagles also added five more to their total. BC controlled four draws in each half, while Duke picked up eight in each. The Blue Devils were eight-for-nine on clear attempts while the Eagles only converted eight of their 15 chances. Junior goalie Katie Monaghan played all 60 minutes and made 13 saves.
Boston College returns home to take on Vermont on Wednesday, April 16 at 5 p.m. at Westwood High School in Westwood, Mass.