Eagles End Season On High Note With Win Over UNH
Published: Thursday, May 3, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, January 9, 2013 19:01
The No. 18 Boston College women’s lacrosse team defeated the University of New Hampshire Wildcats 11-6 out on the Newton Campus Tuesday afternoon. The win, which concludes the regular season for the Eagles, pushes them to 10-8 on the year, giving them their third straight winning season.
In her last home game for BC, senior captain Sam Taylor led the Eagles with four points, contributing two assists and two goals on just three shots. Fellow senior captains Brittany Wilton and Kristin Igoe also finished on a good note, as Wilton accumulated two assists and Igoe scored three goals.
A strong first-half run ended up propelling the Eagles to their victory over the Wildcats. Taylor notched her 25th goal of the season three minutes into the contest, and then four minutes later, junior Brooke Blue scored her 36th goal.
UNH answered quickly with a goal of its own, but another score from Blue and two more from Igoe, adding to her total as the school’s career scoring leader, gave the Eagles a 5-1 lead heading into halftime.
Blue increased the BC advantage by netting a goal to start the second half off of a Taylor assist. After allowing the Wildcats to find the net five minutes later, the Eagles went on another scoring run. Igoe, Cali Ceglarski, Moira Barry, and Kelly McNelis all contributed to a 4-0 unanswered rout by the Eagles.
BC’s tough play in the net, which had held the Wildcats to just two goals in 57 minutes of play, began to flounder in the final minutes, though. UNH rattled off four goals in just two minutes, with freshman goalie Emily Mata coming in to replace senior Catherine Conway during the run.
Although the Wildcats finally found a way to attack the Eagle defense, the BC lead was never truly in jeopardy because of the big advantage it had jumped out to in the first half.
Taylor closed the game on an unassisted goal, her 26th of the season, giving the Eagles a five-goal win.
BC outshout New Hampshire by a margin of 25-16.