Stanwick Scores Three as No. 1 Maryland Tops Boston College

NEWTON, Mass. – Sophomore Covie Stanwick scored three times, and Boston College held No. 1 Maryland to a season low in goals but lost, 13-5, in front of 308 fans on the Newton Campus Lacrosse Field on Saturday afternoon.

In its ACC home opener, the Eagles (3-4, 1-1 ACC) pulled within 8-4 midway through the second half, but the Terrapins (8-0, 3-0 ACC) closed the game on a 5-1 run.

Junior Moira Barry and freshman Sarah Mannelly each scored for the Eagles, and junior Cali Ceglarski recorded an assist.

For Maryland, Taylor Cummings scored four goals, and Alex Aust had three.

Cummings scored the game's first two goals before Barry connected on a free position shot just under four minutes into the contest. The Terps answered with two more goals to take a 4-1 lead with 17:15 to play in the half.

The Eagles used extended offensive possessions to slow the tempo down, and Stanwick found the back of the net for the first time with 10:52 left in the first. Maryland added two goals – over eight minutes apart – to stake a 6-2 edge.

Inside of the half's last minute Stanwick scored again before the Terps connected on another goal to bring a 7-3 edge into the locker room.

After Maryland scored to open the half, Stanwick tallied her third goal of the game to bring BC within 8-4 with 18:12 left. The Terrapins did not score again until the 12:10 mark but were able to score five of the game's last six goals. Aust scored three times during the stretch.

Mannelly scored BC's only other goal in the second half on a nifty play with 6:15 remaining.

Next, Boston College hosts Boston University on Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. on the Newton Field.

Game notes: Covie Stanwick has scored at least three goals in six of BC's seven games ... BC fell to 0-10 all-time against Maryland.

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The No. 1 Maryland women's lacrosse team limited Boston College to a mere eight shots in a 13-5 victory on the road Saturday.

Maryland (8-0, 3-0 ACC) allowed a season-best five goals to BC (3-4, 1-1 ACC) and outshot the Eagles 29-8. Freshman Taylor Cummings led the offense with four goals. Alex Aust added a hat trick and Kelly McPartland posted two goals and an assist to aid the attack.

The Terrapins continued their early attacking trend with a Cummings' goal at 29:06. The rookie tallied another to put Maryland up 2-0 before BC got on the board 3:25 into the first period. Freshmen continued to pace the offense as scores by Halle Majorana and Cummings padded the lead to 4-1 at 17:15. Maryland outscored BC 3-2 in the final 11 minutes of the period – including a Katie Schwarzmann goal with 11 seconds remaining – to boast a 7-3 advantage at the half.

Maryland's defense, led by Schwarzmann, who held BC standout Mikaela Rix scoreless Saturday, allotted a mere two Eagle goals in the second stanza. Two-time reigning ACC Offensive Player of the Week Alex Aust boasted a hat trick in the final period as Maryland picked up its third conference victory of 2013.

“This was a good ACC road win against a strong Boston College team coached by a Maryland alum,” head coach Cathy Reese said. “It was great Katie (Schwarzmann) was able to hold a good player like Rix scoreless and our defensive unit was able to limit BC's opportunities.”

The Terps return to action tomorrow with a game at Stony Brook Sunday at 1:00 p.m.


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