Barry Nets Four to Lead No. 19 Boston College Over Vermont

BURLINGTON, Vt. Moira Barry and Mikaela Rix combined for 10 points to lead No. 19 Boston College past Vermont, 12-6, in non-conference action Friday at Virtue Field. The win moves the Eagles to 8-6 on the year, while Vermont drops to 6-9.

Junior Sydney Mas paced Vermont with a team-high four goals, while sophomore Anna Carr scored her first career goal and also added an assist. Erica Estey notched the other score for the Catamounts.

Barry tallied five points for the Eagles on four goals and one assist, and Rix also added five points on three goals and two assists.

Meg Hopkins made her first career start in goal for the Catamounts, picking up eight saves on the day. Emily Mata made five saves to earn the victory between the pipes for Boston College.

Vermont held an 11-6 advantage in shots and also won the ground ball battle, 14-12, during the first half of play, but both teams were able to manage just two goals apiece in that first frame thanks to efficient work from both squads on the defensive end.

Covie Stanwick got the scoring started with a woman-up goal off an assist from Rix at the 25:36 mark to give the Eagles the early lead. Vermont responded with two straight goals from Mas and Estey to give the Catamounts their first lead of the game, 2-1, with 4:25 remaining in the half.

Barry tallied the final score of the first period with 2:12 showing on the clock to even things up, 2-2, heading into halftime.

The Eagles got off to a quick start to begin the second half, scoring the first three goals of the frame in just under three minutes. Vermont responded by scoring three of the game's next four goals, including two more from Mas, to pull within one, 6-5, at the 22:54 mark.

Boston College then rattled off five straight scores, including two apiece from Barry and Kate McCarthy, to extend its lead to 11-5 with 12:10 to play in the contest.

Mas added her fourth goal of the game with just under four minutes to play to bring Vermont within five, but that was as close as UVM would get, as the Eagles added an insurance goal in the final minutes to earn the 12-6 victory.

Vermont hosts 'Senior Day' in its final home game of the season on Saturday (Apr. 20) when they face the UMBC Retrievers at 1:00 p.m.

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BURLINGTON, Vt. Junior Moira Barry scored a season-high four goals to lead No. 19 Boston College past Vermont, 12-6, at Virtue Field on Friday evening.

The Eagles (8-6, 3-2 ACC) used a 5-0 run from the 22:23 mark to the 12:10 mark in the second half to take an 11-5 lead and distance themselves from the Catamounts (6-9, 1-3 AE).

Sophomore Mikaela Rix recorded five points on three goals and two assists, and classmate Covie Stanwick registered four points on a goal and three assists. Juniors Cali Ceglarski and Kate McCarthy each scored twice.

BC opened the second half with three straight goals to stake a 5-2 edge just under three minutes into the period. Barry started the run with a goal from the right side. Ceglarski then won the ensuing draw and connected from straight on just 15 seconds after Barry's tally. Rix closed the run with an unassisted goal.

After UVM scored three of the game's next four goals to pull within 6-5 with 22:54 left, BC then went on its decisive 5-0 run to take an 11-6 lead with 12:10 to play. Ceglarski opened the run's scoring, attacking the goal from straight on to register her second tally of the game.

Barry then scored BC's next two goals her third and fourth of the game the first off a feed from Stanwick after a fake pass and the second off a feed from Rix. McCarthy then scored twice in a row to close the run scoring, the first off a pass from Stanwick and the second attacking goal on her own.

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