Elizabeth Warner scored the game-winning goal with just over one minute to play, Margo Carlin added a tally just before halftime, and the Eagles beat Northwestern, 2-1, in the NCAA Tournament.
Steve Addazio and the Eagles went for it on fourth down four separate times against Louisville, an aggressiveness that the sixth-year coach has picked up over the last few years.
Sky Caron tied the game with just 4.8 seconds left to play on a penalty shot, but 12 minutes into the second overtime period Kirsten Mansfield slipped a shot past Jonna Kennedy to give Northwestern the victory.
Following a nail-biting loss to No. 4 Maryland, the Eagles will try to bounce back in their final game of the ACC/Big Ten Cup with a victory over Northwestern for the second-straight season.
For the first time since the 2014-15 season, BC will open up ACC play before finishing its non-conference slate of games.
BC fell to Northwestern in both of the ACC/Big Ten Cup’s first two years of existence. But on Friday, the Eagles finally knocked off the midwest powerhouse in a double-overtime thriller.
In a memorable 2017 campaign, Boston College lacrosse head coach Acacia Walker not only broke the program record for wins, but also led her team to its first national championship in school history.
A.J. Turner, who announced on Wednesday that he will take his talents to Northwestern, is the fifth BC player recruited by head coach Jim Christian to transfer in the last three years.
Northwestern football players celebrated a big legal victory when the National Labor Relations Board ruled that they are employees of the university. This ruling will have a big impact on the future of college football.