Seniors Help Finish Off Yale
Igoe Becomes BC's All-Time Leading Scorer In Win
Published: Monday, April 30, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, January 9, 2013 19:01
The winningest class in Boston College women’s lacrosse history grabbed a 16-5 victory during their Senior Day on Saturday afternoon against Yale. Before the game, Katherine Caufield, Kate Collins, Catherine Conway, Elizabeth Donovan, Ginny Gummersall, Kristin Igoe, Sam Taylor, and Brittany Wilton were all honored with their parents for their contributions to the program.
Although it was Senior Day, the freshman duo of Mikaela Rix and Covie Stanwick led the way for the Eagles, with Rix contributing five goals and one assist, while Stanwick had two goals and two assists of her own. Conway spent the whole game in the net, allowing five goals and accumulating seven saves. Four of the Bulldogs’ goals came in the first half, but then Conway shutdown the Yale attack by only allowing one goal in the second.
Rix opened up the scoring with a goal one minute into the contest that was answered quickly by Yale’s Avallone. BC then went on a three-goal tear with scores coming from Igoe, Wilton, and Rix. Igoe’s goal, which came on one of her patented carvings of an opposing defense with her blinding speed, tied the BC all-time record for scores in a career.
Yale ended the half on a 3-2 scoring swing to make it a two-goal game. Although it was a close contest heading into halftime, BC ran away with the game when the second half started.
“I think they played great, especially in the second half,” said head coach Bowen Holden. “I think we needed to make some adjustments defensively in the second half on one of their top kids, and our kids did that. We also needed to do better with our shooting and we did that, and obviously the score speaks for itself.”
A scoring onslaught then ensued, as the Eagles rattled off 10 goals to Yale’s one in the second half. Gummersall, who had yet to score during the season, contributed two goals during the BC rout on her Senior Day. With 17:35 left in the half, Igoe found the net again, surpassing Lauren Costello for the all-time goal record.
“It feels pretty cool,” Igoe said about the record. “It’s special. Just kind of sums up my whole career here, and it feels good to accomplish something in the record books. A lot goes to my teammates and my coaches. If my teammates didn’t pass to me and make the cuts and everything, then I wouldn’t be able to score, so it feels like a group thing.”
Holden summed up her record-setting senior captain perfectly after the game.
“Words can’t describe what Kristin has done for this program,” Holden said. “It’s as simple as that. I can’t even begin to—she’s done it all.”
Holden also discussed what her senior class has meant to the program, given all they have accomplished, including the team’s first-ever NCAA Tournament berth.
“It means a lot,” she said. “These eight kids have brought an incredible amount to this program. They’ve done an incredible job during their careers, and there’s no question we are very proud of them. We want to make sure they go out on top, not only winning today but also playing the way we did. We want to make sure we do the same on Tuesday.”
The Eagles have one more home game on Tuesday against New Hampshire, which will conclude their season unless they are granted a second straight NCAA tournament berth. BC is currently sitting on the bubble after falling in close games to ranked opponents this season.