Women's Lacrosse ACCtion: Saturday, April 3

April 3, 2010

Underclassmen Lead No. 4 Virginia Past No. 19 Boston College, 12-6, on Senior Day

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Virginia’s underclassmen stepped up to lead the fourth-ranked Cavaliers past conference-foe No. 19 Boston College, 12-6, on Saturday in Klöckner Stadium. The game marked the women’s lacrosse team’s Senior Day with its seven seniors being recognized prior to the start of the contest.

Freshman Caroline McTiernan led the Cavaliers with four scores, while sophomore Charlie Finnigan added three. Sophomore Josie Owen added another goal to help the underclassmen account for eight of Virginia’s 12 goals. Senior Caity Whiteley added two goals, while redshirt senior Whitaker Hagerman and senior All-American Brittany Kalkstein rounded out the scoring with a goal each.

For Boston College (7-3, 1-3 ACC), Kristin Igoe had four goals, while Sheila Serafino stopped seven goals in cage.

Kalkstein fired up the Cavaliers’ attack, winning eight of Virginia’s 11 draw controls. Duff added four ground balls, while junior Marghi Walters caused two turnovers.

No. 1 Northwestern Overpowers No. 5 Duke, 19-14

DURHAM, N.C. - Lindsay Gilbride and Christie Kaestner combined for 13 points, but the Blue Devils were unable to slow No. 1 Northwestern's top-ranked offense as the Wildcats pulled away in the second half for a 19-14 victory over fifth-ranked Duke Saturday afternoon at Koskinen Stadium.

The Wildcats' offense entered the match leading the nation with an average of 17 goals per game and did not disappoint on Saturday. Northwestern's 19 goals scored is the most allowed by Duke since the Devils fell to Maryland, 19-18, on March 3, 2007. Brooke Matthews led the way for Northwestern with five goals and Katrina Dowd and Alexandra Frank scored four and three, respectively.

Kaestner, Duke's leader in points on the year with 49, turned in a career day against the Wildcats with a seven-point effort. The Trappe, Md., native netted three goals and tied a career high with four assists to go along with five ground balls. Senior captain Gilbride totaled six points in the match on four goals and two assists.