April 28, 2012
NEWTON, Mass. - No. 18 Boston College lacrosse earned a 16-5 decision against Yale in a Saturday afternoon matchup on Senior Day.
Katherine Caufield, Kate Collins, Catherine Conway, Elizabeth Donovan, Ginny Gummersall, Kristin Igoe, Sam Taylor and Brittany Wiltonwere honored in the Senior Day ceremony prior to the game.
Igoe scored two goals in the outing to surpass Lauren Costello'10 and become BC's all-time leading scorer with 165 career goals.
Freshman Mikaela Rix led all scorers and tied a personal-best with five goals. Freshman Covie Stanwick tallied four points with two goals and two assists, while Wilton and Gummerall each added a pair of goals. Taylor, junior Brooke Blueand sophomore Cali Ceglarski rounded out the goal scorers for BC with one apiece.
Boston College dominated the game's momentum, outshooting Yale, 30-16, and controlling more draws, 15-8. Conway turned away seven shots on net in a complete-game performance for BC.
Rix put the Eagles on the board first with a goal less than one minute into play, but Yale quickly retaliated to knot the score at one aside. The Eagles scored three consecutive goals to take a 4-1 lead with 24:49 to go in the first half. The Bulldogs' Caroline Crow found the back of the net, but Stanwick followed with back-to-back goals of her own to extend the BC lead 6-2 with 6:26 left in the first. Crow scored two more goals before the half expired, but the Eagles were able to take a 6-4 advantage into the break.
BC scored three unanswered goals before Yale was able to post its lone goal of the second half, to make it a 9-5 BC lead with 16:08 remaining.
Rix scored her fourth goal of the day with just over 12 minutes left to spark a 7-0 run by the Eagles, sealing a 16-5 victory for BC on Senior Day.
Boston College returns to action on Tuesday, May 1 in its season finale against New Hampshire at 4 p.m.