Cassidy Weeks scored with 18 seconds left to play in Friday’s NCAA Tournament semifinals to hand BC a 17–16 win over Maryland for its fifth straight National Championship appearance.
Propelled by its defense and seven goals from Belle Smith, BC defeated Loyola Maryland 20–13 on Thursday to head to its fifth straight Final Four.
BC punched its ticket to the NCAA quarterfinals for the fifth straight year on Sunday, defeating Denver 13–8 in the tournament’s second round.
No. 4 Boston College lacrosse is slated to take on No. 5 Notre Dame on Saturday with a trip to the Final Four on the line.
BC is on a four-game winning streak and has already set the program’s single-season record for ACC wins, but the question is whether it’s too late for a tournament push.
David Cotton has always excelled in big games for the Eagles, but in 2018-19 he took his overall game to another level. The forward banged home 23 goals for BC and led the team in points, earning him The Heights Male Athlete of the Year Award.
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 Eagles and Tar Heels exchanged blows during Friday evening’s Final Four matchup, producing an all-time classic and an equally memorable highlight reel.
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.