No. 20 Boston College Takes Season Opener at Holy Cross

WORCESTER, Mass. Boston College's Covie Stanwick scored six goals and dished out three assists as Holy Cross was defeated by No. 20 Boston College, 17-8, on Saturday afternoon at the Hart Turf Field. With the loss, the Crusaders slip to 1-1 overall, while the Eagles start the season 1-0.

Boston College scored the contest's first marker just 45 second in the game, but Holy Cross knotted the score at 1-1 on a goal by sophomore Kim Corkum (Ipswich, Mass.) at the 24:17 mark of the first half. The Eagles responded with three straight goals, two of which by Stanwick, to gain the 4-1 lead with 12:11 on the clock.

The Crusaders, however, answered with a trio of goals to tie the score at 4-4 with 1:35 left in the half, with markers coming from senior Taylor Zebrowski (Verona, N.J.), freshman Kaitlin Concilio (Ridgewood, N.J.) and sophomore Laura Ryan (Stirling, N.J.). Boston College rallied over the final minute and scored a pair of goals with less than 20 seconds on the clock to go into the locker room on top 6-4.

After the intermission, Ryan scored her second goal of the contest, just 1:02 into the half, to cut the margin to 6-5. Boston College would go ahead by three (8-5) with a pair of goals, but the Crusaders fought to make the score, 9-7, with 19:45 on the clock, on goals by Zebrowski and junior Sara Hennessey (Winchester, Mass.).

The Eagles took over after that and ended the contest on an 8-1 scoring run to win the game, 17-8. Senior captain Maddie Carrellas (Middletown, R.I.) scored the lone goal for Holy Cross during the final rally of the game.

Holy Cross junior goalie Sarah Weber (Summit, N.J.) made eight saves in the loss as her record stands at 1-1 on the season. Boston College net-minder Emily Mata earned the victory as she stopped seven shots. The Eagles outshot the Crusaders 37-20 for the game including a 25-9 advantage in the second half. Both teams each tallied 13 ground balls as Boston College held the 22-5 advantage in draw controls. The Eagles went 2-8 on free-position shots, while the Crusaders went 1-1.

The Crusaders return to action on Saturday, Feb. 23, when they host Yale at 12:00 p.m.

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WORCESTER, Mass. Sophomore Covie Stanwick set career highs with six goals and nine points to lead No. 20 Boston College past Holy Cross, 17-8, in its season opener at the Hart Turf Field on Saturday afternoon.

Freshman Sarah Mannelly recorded four goals and four assists in her collegiate debut, and senior Brooke Blue scored four goals for the Eagles (1-0, 0-0 ACC).

Taylor Zebrowski and Laura Ryan each scored twice for the Crusaders (1-1, 0-0 PL).

Sophomore Emily Mata made seven saves while Sarah Weber made eight saves for Holy Cross.

After a goal from Holy Cross early in the second half, Blue and Mannelly each scored to push BC's lead to 8-5 with 25:49 to play. Stanwick scored for the fourth time in between tallies from the Crusaders as BC maintained a 9-7 advantage with just under 20 minutes left.

The Eagles then scored three straight goals to earn a 12-7 advantage with just over 15 minutes remaining. Mannelly posted her second and third goals of the game to start the run, and Moira Barry capped the run with an unassisted goal. Holy Cross answered with another goal, but the Eagles went on a 4-0 run to close the game with Stanwick and Blue each scoring twice during the streak.

The Eagles and Crusaders traded goals over the game's first six minutes with Blue getting BC on the board first off a feed from Stanwick.

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