Lacrosse Advances To Quarters With An, 8-3, Win over Loyola
May 11, 2014
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Newton, Mass. -
The Boston College lacrosse team made history twice in one weekend as the Eagles advanced to the quarterfinal of the NCAA Tournament with an, 8-3, victory over Loyola on Sunday afternoon at the Newton Lacrosse Complex.
BC improves to 15-5 on the season, while Loyola is now 15-6. The Eagles will play at Syracuse on Saturday, May 17 at 1 p.m. in the quarterfinal round of the NCAA Tournament.
The Eagles offense started off quickly as Rix picked up the ground ball off the first draw which led to the first goal of the day by Kate Rich. Loyola tied the game at 1-1 on a goal from Sydney Thomas but the Eagles came back with three straight goals, two by Stanwick.
BC led, 5-2, at the half and had a 15-7 edge in shots. The Eagles also held a slight lead in ground balls, 9-5. Loyola's goalkeeper Molly Wolf had six saves, while BC's Zoe Ochoa(four saves) had three.
In the second half, Boston College took control of the game. The Eagles out-scored Loyola, 3-1, in the half. Mannelly scored off a free position shot at 26:06 to extend the BC lead, 6-2. Mannelly struck for her 50th goal of the season on an unassisted goal with 10:13 to play and BC's lead grew to, 7-2. Stanwick ended the scoring when she ripped a shot into the top corner off a great pass from Cali Ceglarskiand BC held an, 8-2, lead with 8:30 to play.
BC finished the game with a, 23-14, edge in shots and had 16 ground balls to 12 for Loyola. The Eagles had seven draw controls, four in the second half. Loyola had six but only one in the second half.