No. 18 Boston College Breezes by Yale on Senior Day

NEWTON, Mass. No. 18 Boston College lacrosse earned a 16-5 decision against Yale in a Saturday afternoon match-up on Senior Day.

Katherine Caufield, Kate Collins, Catherine Conway, Liz Donovan, Ginny Gummersall, Kristin Igoe, Sam Taylor and Brittany Wilton were honored in the Senior Day ceremony prior to the game.

Igoe scored two goals in the outing to surpass Lauren Costello '10 and become BC's all-time leading scorer with 165 career goals.

Freshman Mikaela Rix led all scorers and tied a personal-best with five goals. Freshman Covie Stanwick tallied four points with two goals and two assists, while Wilton and Gummerall each added a pair of goals. Taylor, junior Brooke Blue and sophomore Calie Ceglarski rounded out the goal scorers for BC with one apiece.

Boston College dominated the game's momentum, outshooting Yale, 30-16, and controlling more draws, 15-8. Conway turned away seven shots on net in a complete-game performance for BC.

Rix put the Eagles on the board first with a goal less than one minute into play, but Yale quickly retaliated to knot the score at one aside. The Eagles scored three consecutive goals to take a 4-1 lead with 24:49 to go in the first half. The Bulldogs' Caroline Crow found the back of the net, but Stanwick followed with back-to-back goals of her own to extend the BC lead 6-2 with 6:26 left in the first. Crow scored two more goals before the half expired, but the Eagles were able to take a 6-4 advantage into the break.

BC scored three unanswered goals before Yale was able to post its lone goal of the second half, to make it a 9-5 BC lead with 16:08 remaining.

Rix scored her fourth goal of the day with just over 12 minutes left to spark a 7-0 run by the Eagles, sealing a 16-5 victory for BC on Senior Day.

Boston College returns to action on Tuesday, May 1 in its season finale against New Hampshire at 4:00 p.m.

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NEWTON, Mass. Senior attacker Caroline Crow, Yale's captain, did her best to make the most of her final game in Blue Saturday afternoon at No. 18 Boston College. She scored the final four goals of the season, including one that pulled the Bulldogs within 6-4 heading into halftime. But BC was able to contain the rest of Yale's attack and eventually pulled away for a 16-5 win.

After freshman midfielder Cathryn Avallone tied the game 1-1 at 26:11 of the first, the rest of the game wound up being dominated by BC and Crow. The Eagles reeled off the next three goals -- including two right after draw controls -- to go up 4-1.

After losing the first five draw controls of the game, the Bulldogs brought in freshman midfielder Emily Rutland to take the sixth, and she got the ball to a spot where Avallone could come away with it to set Yale up for a score. After a shooting space call on BC, Crow scored on the free position shot to get Yale within 4-2.

Two goals by attacker Covie Stanwick increased the BC lead to 6-2, but Crow scored twice in the final three minutes of the half. One came off a feed from freshman attacker Kerri Fleishhacker, the 68th (and final) point for Yale's freshman class this season. Crow also raced out from behind the cage to rifle one in with 15 seconds left on the clock, giving the Bulldogs some momentum heading into halftime.

But BC (9-8, 1-4 ACC) began pulling away early in the second, scoring the first three goals of the half -- all on free position shots. That included the 46th of the season for midfielder Kristin Igoe, who became BC's career leader in goals (165). The Bulldogs also got a scare when Fleishhacker hit the turf after an apparent injury early in the half and had to leave the game, but she eventually returned.

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2012-04-28



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