No. 6 Lacrosse Topples Virginia Tech, 20-9
April 12, 2014
NEWTON,Mass.- Juniors Covie Stanwick and Mikaela Rix registered a game-high six points to lead the No. 6 Boston College women's lacrosse team past ACC foe Virginia Tech, 20-9, on Saturday afternoon at Newton Lacrosse Field.
Senior Moira Barry notched five points on four goals and an assist while sophomore Sarah Mannelly tallied three points with two goals and an assist. Senior Kelly McNelis registered her first goal of the season in the win.
Megan Will and Julia Heaps led the Hokies (7-7, 0-5 ACC) with three goals apiece.
Boston College opened up with four consecutive goals within the first nine minutes. Stanwick had three of those goals during the span. Heaps and Will each scored for the Hokies to make it 4-2 at the 15:21 mark.
The Eagles responded with a 5-0 run to close out the half and take a 9-2 lead at the break.
Virginia Tech scored the first three goals of the half to trail the Eagles, 10-5, just minutes into the second period. Rix and Weilminster each found the net to increase BC's lead, 12-5, with 21:02 left to play.
The Hokies again netted back-to-back goals, but the Eagles responded with three straight goals to claim a 15-7 advantage with 10 minutes to play.
BC and VT traded a couple goals but Boston College took control and scored four consecutive goals to close out the game. Rix, Rich, Chandler, and Margolis all scored during the run.
Boston College held the advantage in shots (35-14), ground balls (8-7), and draw controls (19-11).
The Eagles return to Newton on Wednesday, April 16 as they host Vermont. The game is set to begin at 3 p.m.