Stanwick Leads No. 5 Boston College to Victory at Harvard

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Marisa Romeo netted four goals for the five time this spring, and goalie Kelly Weis turned aside nine shots, but Harvard fell at home to No. 4 Boston College, 13-9, Wednesday evening at Harvard Stadium. The game was broadcast live on ESPN3.

Romeo netted three of her goals on free-position shots, while Sophia Capone added two goals and an assist for a three-point effort for the Crimson (4-4). Audrey Todd also tallied two scores and paced Harvard with four ground balls and two draw controls.

BC was led by Covie Stanwick who amassed five points on two goals and three assists, while Sarah Mannelly (4-0-4) and Brooke Blue (3-1-4) each registered four points. Emily Mata played the game in net for the Eagles and finished with five saves. Harvard led in ground balls, 16-15, and shots, 29-25, but BC owned a sizeable advantage in draw controls, 18-6.

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CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. Junior Covie Stanwick recorded two goals and three assists to lead No. 5 Boston College to a 13-9 win at Harvard on Wednesday night at the Soldiers Field Lacrosse Stadium.

Stanwick's three assists were a game-high. Sophomore Sarah Mannelly scored four goals while graduate student Brooke Blue had three goals and an assist. Junior Mikaela Rix chipped in with three goals and had game highs with four ground balls and four draw controls. Junior Emily Mata made nine saves in goal.

Harvard started out the night by scoring the game's first three goals over the first 10-plus minutes. Mannelly got the Eagles on the board with her first goal at the 18:07 point of the first half. That started a run of eight unanswered goals for Boston College to close out the half. Rix secured her hat trick in that span.

The Crimson ended its drought by scoring 18 seconds into the second half, but BC responded with the next three goals to build an 11-4 lead. Stanwick had two assists and the third goal in the run. Harvard could not come back from that deficit as the Eagles maintained a 13-7 lead with 6:57 to go. Harvard scored the final two goals of the game.

The Eagles (8-2, 1-2 ACC) travel to Maryland on Saturday.

2014-03-26



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