The Eagles and Tar Heels exchanged blows during Friday evening’s Final Four matchup, producing an all-time classic and an equally memorable highlight reel.
Despite trailing 7-1 late in the first half, the Eagles rallied to send the game into overtime before Sam Apuzzo scored a dramatic sudden death winner to send BC to its third straight national championship. Here are 10 observations from the thrilling semifinal win.
BC avenged its ACC Championship loss to UNC—its only defeat of the season—by upending the Tar Heels to book a trip to its third straight National Championship.
In its third straight trip to the Final Four, BC lacrosse faces off against a familiar foe in North Carolina. Find out what you need to know in our preview, as the Eagles go for a third consecutive appearance in the national championship game.
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.
Ten different BC lacrosse players notched goals, and the Eagles capped off another perfect regular season with a 19-6 win over Louisville on senior day.