Lacrosse wins final game of the season, 19-9, over Brown
May 3, 2008
Providence, R.I. - Sophomore Lauren Costello recorded her 100th career point in the final game of the Boston College lacrosse season, as the Eagles beat Brown, 19-9, Saturday evening. BC ended the season with a 7-10 record and the Bears compiled the same final record. Costello finished the night with eight points, tying a career high, on five goals and three assists.
Junior Lauren Fitzpatrick and Jenna McCabe put the finishing touches on the 2008 season by perfecting 17-game scoring streaks, as they scored in every game this year. Fitzpatrick scored four goals, while McCabe tallied four goals and three assists for a new career-high eight points.
Fitzpatrick and McCabe started the scoring as Fitzpatrick netted the first goal of the game at the 25:03 mark. Kiki Manners tied the score and then Lauren Vitkus took the lead with 11:05 to play in the first. Junior Maura Mahoney retied the game on McCabe's second assist and the Eagles took the lead on McCabe's first goal two minutes later.
Senior Shauna Culhane and Brown's Kara Kelly traded goals before Fitzpatrick tallied her second goal and sophomore Sarah Sedgwick nailed her first to give the Eagles a 6-3 lead with 8:15 to play. Vitkus and McCabe each notched one more goal before time expired in the first half and the Eagles walked off the field with a three-goal lead.
In the second half, the Eagles scored 12 goals off 17 shots.
After two Brown goals to start the period, Fitzpatrick and Costello each notched a goal to keep BC ahead. Thirty seconds later, the Bears tallied another score to make the score 9-7.
The Eagles then rattled off eight straight goals in 12 minutes, starting at the 18:43 mark, to take a commanding lead. Costello netted four goals in that span, while junior Emily Hannigan, Fitzpatrick, Culhane and McCabe nailed one apiece. With 6:13, BC led by 10.
Hillary Anderson recorded a goal with nearly 2:30 to play, but McCabe scored her fourth of the day, followed by sophomore Mary Stinson's second goal of the season. Kelly Robinson notched the final score with five seconds remaining, but the Eagles took the 10-goal win.
The Eagles outshot the Bears, 34-25, and controlled 19 draws to Brown's 10. The Bears picked up 15 ground balls while the Eagles retrieved 10. Junior Katie Monaghan made eight saves in her sixth win.