Boston College Falls at Harvard in Season Finale

The Boston College lacrosse team lost the final game of the regular season at Harvard, 17-9 on Wednesday evening in Cambridge, Mass. The Eagles end the season at 12-6, while Harvard's record finishes at 8-7.

Although the Crimson gained possession on the opening draw, the Eagles got on the board first, thanks to freshman Brooke Blue's 43rd goal of the season with an assist by senior Peyton Killeen.

After two quick Harvard scores, Killeen then tied the game thanks to a helper by sophomore Brittany Wilton. Harvard notched three more scores before Killeen was able to give BC its third goal, thanks to a great move inside the arc and a low shot that slipped past the keeper.

The Eagles were unable to equalize on the Crimson and BC trailed Harvard at halftime, 9-3.

Junior Hannah Alley opened the second half with a score for the Eagles and Blue followed up shortly after to give BC some life, but the Crimson powered back into the contest to take a 13-5 lead at the 19:40 mark.

Senior Lauren Costello notched a free position goal at 18:55 and followed that up with another goal at less than five minutes later. Junior goalie Sheila Serafino made an excellent effort to keep the Eagles in the game, turning aside three consecutive rushes by the host team.

Alley added BC's eighth tally of the game at 7:06 of the second half with sophomore Sam Taylor notching a free position goal at 3:27. That would be all the scoring for the Eagles, and the game would finish at 17-9.

Junior goalie Sheila Serafino made eight saves in goal for BC, with sophomore Catherine Conway spending almost seven minutes between the pipes as well. Harvard outshot Boston College, 30-25.

Costello finishes the regular season as the all-time leader in goals (164) and points (2(48). She also holds the single-season record in goals (52) and points (91). Costello also ranks second in all-time assists with 84 and single-season assists with 39.

Blue ended her freshman campaign as the third highest, single-season goal scorer, notching 44 in her first year with the Eagles.

2010-05-06



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