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Women's Lacrosse Falls To #17 Boston College

Holy Cross Athletics   02-04-2017

THE BASICS:

Score: #17 Boston College 19, Holy Cross 8

Records: Holy Cross (0-1, 0-0 Patriot League), Boston College (1-0, 0-0 ACC)

Location: Worcester, Mass. (Kuzniewski Field at the Luth Athletic Complex)

Date: Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017

Time: 11:00 a.m.

The Lead: Kate Weeks scored five goals and had one assist, while Tess Chandler had three goals and five assists for the Eagles as the Holy Cross women’s lacrosse team fell to No. 17 Boston College, 19-8, in the season-opener for both teams on Saturday.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • With three goals in a row, the Eagles took the lead early on in the game.
  • At 19:29 left in the first half, senior captain, Maddie Ward found the back of net, and just 29 seconds later she scored another goal bringing the score to 3-2.
  • Following a Boston College goal by Laura Frankenfield, Holy Cross scored two straight goals to tie the game at 4-4. The goals were scored by sophomore Baker Earl and freshman Bryn Carroll.
  • The Eagles closed out the half with six consecutive goals to take a 10-4 lead to the break.
  • The Eagles began the second half with two goals to increase their lead to 12-4.
  • The Crusaders then answered with a three-goal streak to cut the lead to 12-7. Sophomore Keely Connors scored off of a pass from Carroll, while senior captain Tess MacKay posted a goal from an assist by Earl. Kara McDuffee then found the back of the net with 25:15 left in the second half.
  • After Weeks scored two goals for the Eagles, freshman Anna Pusey tallied a goal on a free-position shot.
  • But the Eagles concluded the game on a five-goal scoring streak for a 19-8 final score.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

  • BC outshot Holy Cross, 42-25.
  • Junior goaltender Julia Maloney made 13 saves, while Zoe Ochoa had six and Lauren Daly posted seven for the Eagles.
  • Both teams secured 14 draw controls, while the Eagles had 20 ground balls and the Crusaders picked up 16.
  • The Crusaders went 1-3 on free-position shots, while the Eagles went 2-9.

BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:

UP NEXT:

  • The Crusaders return to action on Saturday, Feb. 11 when they host Fairfield at 11:00 a.m.

KEEP CONNECTED:

  • There are numerous ways to stay connected with the Holy Cross women's lacrosse team. Follow the Crusaders on Twitter @HCrossWLax, Instagram HCWLAX and on Facebook. You can get also get the latest news and results on the women's lacrosse team sent directly to your e-mail. To sign up for e-mail alerts go here

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