No. 20 Boston College Lacrosse Downs the Catamounts

NEWTON, Mass. – No. 20 Boston College Lacrosse earned a decisive, 15-9 victory on Wednesday afternoon at the Newton Sports Complex. The Eagles played aggressively, dominating on the draw, 20-6. BC also outshot UVM, 35-17, and picked up 21 ground balls compared to the Catamounts 19.

Graduate student Kristin Igoe and junior Brooke Blue led the Eagles with six points apiece. Igoe tallied five goals and one assists, while Blue had four goals and two assists. Freshman Covie Stanwick and sophomore Moira Barry recorded two goals apiece, while senior Sam Taylor and sophomore Cali Ceglarski each added one. Senior Kate Collins posted her first assist of the season.

Every healthy player on the Eagles roster saw playing time in the outing, making the win an entire team effort. Sophomore Meghan Conley, in addition to freshmen Stephanie Sabatini and Lauren Bronson, saw their first action in an Eagles' uniform, while sophomores Kelly McNelis and Carly Weilminster registered their first minutes of the season.

The Catamounts got on the board first with goal less than 20 second into the game, but the Eagles retaliated with four unanswered scores to take a 4-1 advantage with 20:40 left in the first half.

Karli Mackendrick ended the UVM dry spell, but Igoe followed with her 30th goal of the season to spark a 5-0 BC run, putting the Eagles on top, 9-2, with 2:44 to go in the first. Vermont was able to tally one more goal before the period expired, but BC took a 9-3 buffer into the break.

Stanwick found Blue for the first goal of the second half. Less than a minute later, Allison Pfohl scored for UVM, but the Eagles responded with five straight to put the game out of reach, taking a 15-4 lead with 19:08 remaining.

Vermont would not go silently, scoring the final five goals of the game, however, the Catamounts could not overcome the large deficit, as BC recorded the 15-9 victory.

The Eagles return to action on Saturday, April 7 at Duke. The game is scheduled for 12:00 p.m.

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NEWTON, Mass. – Kristin Igoe scored a game-high five goals and Brooke Blue added four tallies to lead the No. 20-ranked Boston College Eagles to a 15-9 win over visiting Vermont in non-conference action on Wednesday.

“Boston College dominated us in draws (20-6) which led to a ton of possessions for them. They created a lot of scoring opportunities and we were on the defensive end of the ball for much of the game,” said Vermont head coach Jen Johnson. “Despite the big difference in draws and shots (35-17), I was proud of the fight we played with in the last 15 minutes. We will need that fight and intensity for a full 30 minutes heading into our league game at Stony Brook on Saturday.”

Sydney Mas gave Vermont a quick 1-0 lead with her 39th goal of the year 16 seconds into the game, but the Eagles countered with four straight goals, including a pair by Igoe to take a 4-1 lead at the 20:40 mark.

UVM halted the BC rally with Karli Mackendrick's 19th goal of the season at the 15:31 mark, but the Eagles rattled off five straight tallies to push their lead to 9-2 with just over two minutes left in the half.

Samantha Stern closed out the scoring in the half with an unassisted goal just before the halftime horn.

Vermont played Boston College even in the second half (6-6), but a five-goal spurt by the Eagles gave them a 15-4 lead with 11 minutes remaining in the contest. UVM closed out the game with five straight goals, but ran out of time to try to complete the comeback.

Mackendrick led the Catamounts with two goals and one assist. Teammates Marcie Marino and Emma Kelly also added two goals on the afternoon.

Goalkeeper Laura Barber made 14 stops in the UVM net, while Emily Mata and Catherine Conway combined for four saves for the Eagles.

Boston College improves to 6-6 on the year, while Vermont falls to 8-4. The Catamounts return to action on Saturday (April 7) when they travel to Stony Brook for a 1:00 p.m. America East game.

2012-04-04



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