April 14, 2012

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BC Defeats Cal in Red Bandanna #19 Game

from press release

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. -- No. 20 Boston College (8-7) lacrosse downed Cal-Berkeley (8-6), 16-6, on Saturday afternoon in the Eagles' Red Bandanna #19 Game. The team held a pre-game ceremony in honor of Welles Crowther, a former BC men's lacrosse player who lost his life on September 11, 2001. Senior goalkeeper Catherine Conway was selected to wear Welles' #19 jersey in today's game.

As a team, Boston College controlled more draws, 19-5, and picked up more ground balls, 24-9. The Eagles also outshot Cal, 46-20.

Junior Brooke Blue and freshman Covie Stanwick led all scorers with four points apiece. Blue registered four goals, while Stanwick tallied four assists. Senior Brittany Wilton recorded three goals in the outing, while grad student Kristin Igoe, senior Sam Taylor, sophomore Cali Ceglarski and freshman Mikaela Rix each picked up a pair of goals. Sophomore Moira Barryrounded out the goal scorers for BC with one score.

BC dominated the first half, as six Eagles accounted for eight unanswered goals in the first 24 and a half minutes of play. Emily Abbood scored Cal's only goal of the first half, as BC took an 8-1 advantage into the break.

After four minutes of scoreless play in the second half, Rix extended the Eagles lead to make it a 9-1 game. The Golden Bears posted their second score of the day, but BC retaliated with two goals from Wilton and one from Blue to take a 12-2 lead with 18:02 remaining in the game.

Cal outscored BC, 3-1, over the course of the next six minutes to cut the deficit to eight, down 13-5 with 10:52 to play. Blue and Taylor followed with back-to-back goals to help the Eagles regain a 10-goal advantage with just over seven minutes left in the game.

Both teams tallied one more goal before time expired, as BC earned a decisive, 16-6 victory. The Eagles return to action next week, as they head to Durham, N.C. for the ACC Tournament.


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