Women's Lacrosse Takes Down Comm. Ave. Rival BU
Published: Thursday, April 12, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, January 9, 2013 18:01
The women’s lacrosse team took care of business yesterday afternoon on the road against the Boston University Terriers. Boston College handily defeated BU by a margin of 18-9, holding a solid lead on the Terriers throughout the game. Graduate student and midfielder Kristin Igoe had a huge game for the Eagles, contributing four goals on only six shots while also tallying five assists and an incredible six draw controls. Junior Brooke Blue matched Igoe’s impressive point total with four goals and three assists of her own on just five shots. The Eagles outshot the Terriers 32 to 21 and dominated on draw controls by a margin of 21 to seven.
Igoe opened up the game with a goal 30 seconds into the contest. A turnover by BU’s Molly Swain led to another scoring opportunity for the Eagles as Blue took advantage attacking the net. After having one of her shots saved by Terrier goalie Christina Sheridan, senior midfielder Brittany Wilton scored a goal of her own to put BC up 3-0. Igoe then went on to assist a goal to senior Sam Taylor giving the Eagles a four point lead only five minutes into the match.
BU responded with two goals of their own, but a strong offensive attack from BC headed by Taylor and Blue gave the Eagles an 8-4 lead forcing a Terrier timeout. Igoe, Taylor, and Blue all scored after the timeout, starting a route that BU wouldn’t be able to come back from. BU and BC traded goals in the second half, but the large margin from earlier in the game gave the Eagles a comfortable enough cushion to cruise to the win.
Senior goalie Catherine Conway started her first game in the net for the Eagles after a long stretch of freshman Emily Mata owning the starting spot. In BC’s last match, Mata gave up 11 goals to then-No. 6 Duke while accumulating two saves. Conway allowed five goals while tallying eight saves in 42 minutes of play before being replaced by Mata for the remainder of the game. Mata gave up four goals in only 18 minutes as goalie which might indicate that Conway will continue to be the starter down the road.
The Eagles have one more game against Cal on Saturday before the Quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament begin next Friday. So far they have dropped plenty of close games to ACC foes, but a strong end of season push might be able to give them the extra push to make a run in the conference tournament.