Despite trailing 7-2 at one point, the Eagles came roaring back, beating the 11th-ranked Orange behind seven goals from Sam Apuzzo.
Kenzie Kent flourished in her return to lacrosse, leading the team in points (nine) and goals (five) and helping the Eagles cruise by the Terriers.
With two of the nation’s best attackers, a dynamic midfield, and back-to-back championship appearances under their belts, the Eagles enter 2019 with high hopes for a first title.
The Eagles earned the No. 1 ranking because of a roster that features reigning Teewaaraton Award winner Sam Apuzzo and is certainly one of the most talented in the country and the top recruiting class in the country.
After a season that ended in defeat in the national championship game against James Madison, BC plays a similarly tough slate in the 2019 campaign.
After finishing third and eighth in the country in points this past season, BC’s Sam Apuzzo and Dempsey Arsenault earned spots on the national team.
BC tied Maryland with the most IWLCA First-Team All-Americans in the country and broke its single-season program record with four players earning spots across the three nationally renowned teams.
For the second year in a row, the Eagles walked away from Championship Sunday as national runner-ups, but it’s what they accomplished before the final—recording a program-best 22 wins, claiming their first-ever ACC regular season championship, and returning to the title game—that will define the 2018 campaign.
BC was deadlocked with James Madison at halftime and even took a two-goal lead in the second half, but the Dukes came roaring back to hand the ACC regular season champions their second title game loss in as many years.
For the second year in a row, the Eagles are playing for the National Championship, taking on a fellow one-loss team in James Madison on Sunday afternoon in Stony Brook, N.Y.