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.
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 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.
Kenzie Kent, Dempsey Arsenault, and Cara Urbank all recorded hat tricks, and the Eagles used a 10-0 run that took place over 22:43 of game time to remain undefeated, beating Yale 15-10 Tuesday afternoon.
After being the first team to limit the Tar Heels to single digits, BC picked up another marquee win and proved that it has somehow become even better since the 2018 campaign.
Sam Apuzzo scored five goals and BC avenged last year’s loss in the conference title game via a stifling defensive effort, limiting the nation’s No. 7 offense to just eight goals.
Eleven different players found their way onto the scoresheet, as Boston College lacrosse broke a program record for goals scored in a game and eased past Massachusetts 25-14 Thursday afternoon.