April 14, 2009

BC Back over .500 with Win over Siena

from press release

LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. - The Boston College women's lacrosse team returned to their winning ways on Tuesday afternoon, defeating Siena College by a score of 17-8.

The win puts the Eagles back over .500 with a 8-7 record on the season. Senior Lauren Fitzpatrick led BC in scoring with three goals and five assists for an eight point outing, a career and season high.

Sophomore Jill Rekart won the opening draw control and potted the first goal of the game with 1:12 elapsed in the frame to give the Eagles a 1-0 lead. Senior Lauren Fitzpatrick added a free position goal 13 seconds later to make it 2-0, and junior attack Lauren Costello made it a 3-0 game less than a minute later.

The Eagles continued their scoring streak with by freshman Brittany Wilton, assisted by Fitzpatrick off a successful clear attempt and a free position goal by sophomore Kristin Igoe to give BC a 5-0 lead. A draw control by Wilton after the Igoe goal led to a sixth consecutive goal for the Eagles by freshman Sam Taylor with just under 20 minutes left to play in the period.

Siena picked up their fist goal of the game at 18:13 to stop the BC scoring run, but the Eagles quickly regained the lead with Fitzpatrick's second goal of the game at 16:45 to maintain BC's six goal lead.

The Eagles added four more goals in the first half courtesy of sophomore Jill Amo, senior Maura Mahoney and two by Igoe to send the teams into the half with BC leading 11-5.

BC racked up 17 shots in the first half and won nine groundballs. Senior goalkeeper Katie Monaghan made four saves in the first period.

Siena drew first blood in the second half, picking up the first goal of the frame at 28:08, but BC quickly responded with back-to-back tallies by Fitzpatrick and Wilton just 34 seconds apart.

A quiet middle of the frame ensued, and freshman goalkeeper Catherine Conway replaced Monaghan at 10:57 in the frame. Monaghan left the game with nine saves in just under 50 minutes of play.

Senior Rachel Tinquist added her first goal of the game with 8:06 left to play to put the Eagles ahead 14-7.

The Eagles on their third draw control of the period and Mahoney used the possession to pot her second goal of the game and increase BC's lead to eight.

Siena got one back, netting their eighth goal of the game to try and close the gap at 6:16 but junior Peyton Killeen recorded her first goal of the season at 4:12 to maintain their 16-8 edge over the Saints.

Fitzpatrick and Mahoney combined on a last second goal to put the Eagles up 17-8 and close out the game with a win.

The Eagles return home to face the Bryant Bulldogs at the Newton Campus on Friday, April 17 at 4:30 p.m.

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