February 25, 2012

Boston College Edges Out Hofstra 12-10

from press release

NEWTON, Mass. - The No. 13 Boston College (2-1) lacrosse squad earned a hard-fought, 12-10 victory against Hostra (1-2), in the Eagles' home opener on Saturday afternoon.

Junior Brooke Blue and freshman Mikaela Rix led the offensive effort for BC with three goals apiece in the win. Rix now has a team-best 10 goals on the season. Graduate student Kristin Igoe added two goals of her own in the outing, while seniors Sam Taylor and Brittany Wilton, sophomore Kate McCarthy and freshman Covie Stanwick tallied one goal each.

The Eagles played aggressively, recording 15 draw controls compared to Hofstra's nine, in addition to tallying 18 ground balls compared to 10 for the Pride. BC caused six turnovers in the game.

Boston College struck first in the form of Taylor to take a 1-0 lead less than two minutes into the game, however, the Pride quickly retaliated to knot the game at one aside. McCarthy scored with an assist from sophomore Moira Barry and Stanwick followed with a goal of her own to put the Eagles up 3-1 with just under 23 minutes left in the first half.

Over the course of the next 12 minutes, the teams traded goals, scoring two aside, making it a 5-3 game with BC on top at the 11 minute mark. With 8:21 left in the first, Emily von Hollen scored for the Pride to cut the BC lead to just one goal, but the Eagles used a strong defensive effort in the final minutes of the half to head to the locker room up, 5-4.

Igoe scored her sixth goal of the season less than one minute into the second half to extend the BC lead. April Iannetta found the back of the net for Hofstra, but the Eagles quickly retaliated with consecutive goals from Wilton and Blue to take an 8-5 advantage. Iannetta tallied her second of the game just seconds later, but Rix scored an unassisted goal with just over 16 minutes left in the game to regain a three-goal buffer for BC.

After Hofstra scored back-to-back goals, Igoe and Rix capitalized on free-position opportunities, and Blue completed her hat trick to make it a 12-8 game with just over seven minutes to play. The Pride continued to attack, scoring the last two goals of the game, but BC was able to hang on to take the 12-10 victory.


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