Eagles Top Crusaders, 9-5
April 19, 2006
NEWTON, Mass. - Boston College senior Elizabeth Kadison tallied a game-high four points on three goals and one assist as seven different Eagles scored in a 9-5 win over Holy Cross on Wednesday afternoon. Holy Cross falls to 10-6 on the season, while Boston College improves to 8-6 overall.
Junior Patricia Sutton opened up scoring at 29:03 in the first half to give Holy Cross its only lead of the day as the Eagles answered back with a 5-0 scoring run to take a 5-1 lead into the break.
Maura Mahoney scored first for the Eagles on a free-position goal at 26:07 to tie the game at 1-1. Kadison then scored the next two goals for the Eagles giving the home team a 3-1 lead with 15:31 on the clock. Emily Hannigan tallied her only goal of the game less than a minute later on a free-position shot to give the Eagles a 4-1 advantage. Brennan Joyce finished the offensive attack for the Eagles in the first half with 32 seconds left on a free position shot to give the Eagles a four-goal lead at intermission.
Holy Cross came out in the second half on fire as they scored three straight goals in the first 17 minutes to cut the deficit to one (5-4). But Margot Spatola scored five minutes later to increase the Eagles' lead to two (6-4). Lizette Blohm then tallied a goal at the 10:43 mark off a pass from Kadison to put the Eagles up, 7-4.
McCabe recorded her first goal of the game with 3:39 left in the game and Kadison notched her third with 42 seconds left off a pass from Lauren Fitzpatrick to account for the ninth Boston College goal. Holy Cross sophomore Cara O'Sullivan scored with 15 seconds left in the game for the final 9-5 score.
Holy Cross goalie Megan Orr made 17 saves in the loss.
The Crusaders host preseason favorite, Colgate, on Friday, April 21 at 3:00 PM. The winner of Friday's game will capture the Patriot League regular season title and earn the right to host the upcoming conference tournament.