In its closest—and shortest—game of the season, No. 1 Boston College lacrosse defeated No. 11 Denver 9–5 on Wednesday.
After three periods of play, the game was ended due to cold temperatures in Denver. According to a release from Denver Athletics, snow fell throughout the game, and temperature at first draw was 17 degrees. The release said that a wind chill made it feel like 3 degrees.
BC (7–0, 2–0 Atlantic Coast) outlasted the Pioneers (6–1) to hand Denver its first loss of the season and snap its 21-game win streak at home.
The Eagles scored twice in the first quarter—their lowest-scoring quarter thus far this season. BC’s two tallies came from Kayla Martello in the third minute and Charlotte North in the eighth minute.
North finished the game with four goals and has totaled 34 goals in seven games this season. Martello, who scored six goals in the 2021 season, has scored at least once in six of BC’s seven games this season. She ranks fourth on the team in goals scored.
Denver responded to each of BC’s goals in the first quarter with a goal of its own, and the opening 15 minutes ended tied at 2–2.
In the second quarter, the Eagles began to break away from Denver and outscored the Pioneers 7–3. BC opened the quarter with four unanswered goals in the first eight minutes—two from North and one each from Belle Smith and Jenn Medjid.
After Sammie Morton scored for Denver, Medjid and North each scored again to put the Eagles up 8–3. Denver scored two more goals, and Medjid netted her third goal of the quarter with just 14 seconds left on the clock.
Medjid ranks second on the team—behind North—in goals scored this season with 25. She has recorded at least a hat trick in BC’s last six games.
The third period went scoreless, marking the first scoreless period for BC this season.
The three-quarter affair was the first time this season that BC scored fewer than 10 goals. The last time the Eagles scored fewer than 10 goals was their 16–7 loss to then-No. 3 Syracuse on April 24, 2021.
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