April 30, 2008
Cambridge, Mass. - Boston College lost its 10th game of the season to Harvard, 14-11, on Wednesday evening. Sophomore Lauren Costello recorded a career-high seven goals and eight points in the loss. The Eagles dropped to 6-10 on the season while the Crimson ended the season with a 9-7 record.
The Crimson got on the board first, scoring at the 26:19 mark. The Eagles answered with three straight goals. Costello and junior Maura Mahoney hooked up for the first two as the sophomore scored on Mahoney's assists. She then recorded a hat trick with 15 minutes to play in the first half on freshman Jill Rekart's assist.
Harvard answered with three goals of its own to take back the lead before junior Lauren Fitzpatrick recorded her 33rd goal of the season. The midfielder has now scored in every game this season, extending her scoring streak to 16 games.
With 4:22 to go, junior Margot Spatola intercepted a Harvard pass in BC's defensive end, which resulted in Costello's fourth goal of the day. The Crimson nailed two more scores to take the 6-5 lead at halftime.
After Natalie Curtis's free position goal, sophomore Sarah Sedgwick brought the Eagles back within one at the 28:03 mark on Rekart's second assist.
The next seven minutes saw four Crimson goals to only one BC goal. Junior captain Jenna McCabe fired a low shot past Crimson goalkeeper Katherine Martino for her 39th goal. She also extended her scoring streak to 16 games.
The two teams battled for five minutes without a score until Costello recorded her fifth goal on a diving shot attempt. The sophomore recorded her sixth goal on a free position shot after a breakaway attempt.
Harvard tallied two more in one minute before Rekart scored her first goal of the day on a free position conversion to bring the Eagles within three with five minutes to play.
Costello gave the Eagles a chance by converting a free position attempt with 50 seconds remaining. With 20 seconds left, Spatola registered her second interception and found Costello. Costello got off a breakaway shot, but Martino came up with the save.
With one second on the clock, Kaitlin Martin took goalie Katie Monaghan one-on-one and scored her 100th career goal to give the Crimson the three-goal win.
The Crimson outshot the Eagles, 31-26, and picked up 14 ground balls to the Eagles' nine. Draw controls were even at 13 apiece. Monaghan recorded nine saves and Spatola led the team with three caused turnovers.
The Eagles will play their final game of the 2008 season on Saturday, May 3 when they take on the Brown Bears at 7 p.m. in Providence, R.I.