For the third straight season, the Eagles came up just short of a coveted national championship. Here are eight observations from the heartbreaking defeat to No. 1 Maryland.
Megan Taylor and the fourth-ranked Maryland defense held the Eagles to just 10 goals, crushing BC’s national title dreams for the second time in three years.
The National Championship between Maryland and BC will feature four of the five Tewaaraton Award finalists, including seniors Sam Apuzzo and Dempsey Arsenault.
The Eagles started the second half on a 5-1 run, pulling away to beat Princeton, 17-11, in the NCAA quarterfinals and advancing to the Final Four for the third straight year. Sam Apuzzo led the way with four goals.
BC achieved yet another milestone as Sam Apuzzo and Dempsey Arsenault were named finalists for the Tewaaraton Award, the first time the program has had multiple finalists in a single year.
Following their defeat to North Carolina in the ACC Championship, the Eagles clinched the No. 2 overall seed, which likely sets up a rematch with the No. 3 Tar Heels in the Final Four.
BC outscored the Tar Heels, 6-1, in the early going but saw that lead, and its perfect season, disappear as UNC claimed its fourth ACC Championship in a row.
The Eagles trailed by three goals with seven minutes to play, but rallied to down the Orange, 14-13, behind Taylor Walker’s late winner, and advance to the ACC Championship game.
After an incredible stretch of success that includes 33 consecutive regular-season wins, it’s clear that BC lacrosse deserves much better marketing and better facilities from the athletics department.
A dual-sport athlete her first three years at BC, graduate student Kenzie Kent is now solely focused on the sport of lacrosse, but her goal remains the same: to bring home a national title.