Women's Lacrosse ACCtion: Saturday, February 20

Feb. 20, 2010

BC Lacrosse Opens Season With 20-4 Win Over Bryant

The Boston College lacrosse team started off the 2010 season on a positive note by defeating Bryant, 20-4 on Saturday afternoon in Smithfield, Rhode Island

Junior Kristin Igoe boosted the Eagles right out of the gate, netting the team's first two goals of the season at 28:30 and 23:05 of the first half. After a quick Bryant score to make it 2-1, BC opened up the scoring by tallying seven of the next eight goals to take a 9-2 lead into halftime.

Freshman Brooke Blue led the Eagles in scoring on the day as she tallied five goals in her first collegiate game, four of which came in the second half. Costello and Igoe also combined to lead BC in assists, with each student-athlete notching four helpers on the day.

Junior goalie Sheila Serafino recoded seven saves for the Eagles as BC managed to outshoot Bryant, 33-12.

Hokies romp Blue Hose in 19-5 victory

BLACKSBURG, Va. - The Virginia Tech lacrosse team returned with a vengeance after dropping its home opener as they defeated Presbyterian College, 19-5, at home. Tech’s offense turned it on midway through the first half to begin to put away what looked to be a close game. The Hokies were paced for the second consecutive game by sophomore Jessica Nonn who scored five, while juniors Caitlyn Wier and Allie Emala each added four. Jenna Handshoe and Jordan Newberry led the PC offense with two scores apiece. This is the eighth time in program history that the Hokies have bounced back with a win after opening the season with a loss.

Freshman Julia Heaps was the first to score for the Hokies (1-1) as she capitalized on a botched clear attempt by PC’s goalie and found the back of the net for her first score of the year. The Blue Hose (0-1) had a quick answer for the initial point, tying things up under a minute later as Handshoe scored her first goal of the game. Half a minute later Nonn took the lead back for Tech after burying her first of the game after receiving the ball from sophomore Julie Wolfinger. Nonn’s score began what would be a seven-goal run for the Hokies.

Tech saw the full rotation in net against PC as freshman Alex Gale got the start and the win for the Hokies in her 30 minutes of play while classmates Alexis Carey and Katelyn Luker also saw time in goal. Susan England played the full 60 minutes on goal for the Blue Hose and made five saves in the loss.

Kalkstein Breaks Career Draw Control Record in Loss to Loyola

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Senior All-American Brittany Kalkstein broke Virginia's all-time career record for draw controls in the Cavaliers' season opening loss to No. 14 Loyola at the UHall Turf Field on Saturday. Kalkstein's nine draw controls marks a career-high and improves her career total to 199, surpassing Lauren Aumiller's total of 190 from 2000-03.

Sophomore Josie Owen led Virginia with six points, tallying two goals and a personal-best four assists, while senior Caity Whiteley finished with a career-high four goals. Sophomore Julie Gardner tacked on two more scores for Virginia, while Kalkstein, senior All-American Kaitlin Duff and sophomore Charlie Finnigan rounded out the scoring with a goal each. Kalkstein tacked on two assists, while Duff had one.