No. 5 Boston College Opens Early Lead, Outlasts Canisius

The Griffs managed to come out to an early lead, but four-consecutive goals from the Eagles late in the first half gave them a three-goal halftime advantage that they wouldn't relinquish.

"I thought we battled for sixty minutes today," said head coach Scott Teeter. "We executed well defensively and made some plays in the second half, but we had some uncharacteristic turnovers in the offensive end. I thought we played hard and executed our gameplan defensively, but then we made four crucial mistakes that Boston College made us pay for and that was the difference in the game."

Canisius won the opening draw and junior Meghan Cuddy scored one minute into the game for Canisius. The Eagles then tallied a pair of goals to give them their first lead at 2-1. The Griffs managed to rebound, netting goals on back-to-back free position opportunities by senior Maria Kotas and junior Tori Quinn giving Canisius back a 3-2 lead.

It was the last time the Griffs would lead, as Boston College struck for four-straight goals, with two of Mikaela Rix's game high three goals coming in that span.

Sophomore Ashley Bull ended the run and got the Griffs back on the board, but the Eagles tallied one more before the break, taking a 7-4 lead into halftime.

The second half went nearly 13 minutes before anyone found the back of the net, with sophomore Taylor Giglio getting the scoring started for the Griffs, but Boston College's Mikaela Rix scored her third goal just 18 seconds later to maintain the three-goal difference.

Both teams would score twice more, with Canisius never able to get inside the three-goal difference. Junior Caroline Odgen and Kotas tallied the final two Canisius goals.

The Blue and Gold will have a quick turnaround, as they will host Binghamton on Monday.

2014-03-15



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