Women's Lacrosse ACCtion: Saturday, March 15
March 15, 2008
Boston College rallied from a three-goal deficit to beat ACC-foe Virginia Tech, 10-9, and tally its first conference win of the season. Junior captain Jenna McCabe recorded four points while freshman goalkeeper Sheila Serafino registered her first collegiate win in a 12-save performance. The Eagles improved to 2-4 on the season, 1-1 in the ACC. The Hokies dropped to 2-7, 0-2 in conference play.
Virginia Tech took an early lead, scoring the first four goals of the game. With 22:48 to play in the first half, freshman Kaitlyn Horsman notched her fourth goal of the season to put the Eagles on the board. The Hokies scored twice more to give them a 6-1 lead with 16:10 remaining.
Junior Lauren Fitzpatrick netted two of her three goals in 30 seconds to bring the Eagles within three. Junior Maura Mahoney tallied her seventh goal on a free position shot at 9:52, but with three minutes to play Kate Tracey registered her own free position goal to keep her team's three-goal lead.
The Eagles came out firing in the second half, scoring the first five goals on the period. McCabe nailed an unassisted goal at 26:10, which was followed by sophomore Lauren Costello's unassisted score less than five minutes later. McCabe converted a free position shot to tie the game at 7-7 with 20:02 to play.
With head coach Cathy Reese back on the sideline after delivering her third child Wednesday afternoon, the No. 2 Maryland women's lacrosse team overwhelmed No. 17 Dartmouth, 17-8, on March 15 at the Field Hockey and Lacrosse Complex. Sophomore Caitlyn McFadden recorded a career-high seven points in the win.
McFadden also picked up four ground balls and two draw controls for the Terrapins. Senior Dana Dobbie had a goal and two assists while dominating the draws with eight of the team's 21. Dartmouth secured just six in the game.
Seniors Katie Princiotto and Casey Magor each had two goals and an assist while senior Lauren Cohen, sophomore Amanda Spinnenweber, and freshman Laura Merrifield all had a pair of goals.
Maryland blew the game wide open immediately, scoring nine unanswered goals in the first 13:51. Dobbie won the game's first draw and McFadden fed Magor for a goal just 31 seconds in. The Terps then scored two goals in 16 seconds as McFadden found Cohen for Maryland's second goal and Magor went unassisted to put Maryland up three.
The No. 4 Duke women's lacrosse team kept its home winning streak alive by pulling out a 12-11 victory over the No. 9 Georgetown Hoyas on Saturday afternoon in Koskinen Stadium. In a game that began with temperatures in the 60's and sunny skies but had rain and cool wind blow in during the second half, the momentum was as shifting as the weather, with five ties and three lead changes.
Duke took leads of 4-1 in the first half and 9-7 in the second, but Georgetown battled back to tie the game 5-5 and take a 10-9 lead in the second stanza with 14:42 to play. As has been the case in six of eight games this season, the Blue Devils found themselves trailing, but found a way to come-from-behind and hold on for the win.
Duke has not lost at home since April 1, 2006, a streak that has now spanned 19 straight games.
Despite losing the draw for the fourth game in a row, 14-11, the Blue Devils remained focused and actually won the last five draw controls over the final 14:42 when it mattered most. Junior midfielder Jess Adam notched her third game-winning goal of the year, when she scored unassisted with 10:32 remaining in the contest. Duke shutout the Hoyas and dominated possession for the next 10:04, which proved to be enough to pull out the victory.