April 2, 2011

Blue Leads BC Upset of No. 7 Virginia

from press release

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - The No. 17 Boston College lacrosse team defeated No. 7 Virginia, 12-6 for the Eagle's first ACC victory of the season. The win also marks the first victory over Virginia since BC joined the ACC in 2005. The Eagles improve to 8-4 overall and 1-3 in the ACC, while Virginia falls to 6-5, and 0-3 in the conference.

The Eagles had several players score multiple goals. Seniors Hannah Alley and Kristin Igoe, junior Sam Taylor and freshman Moira Barry had two goals apiece, while senior Brooke Blue scored three goals for BC.

Boston College jumped out to an early 6-1 halftime lead. After an early second half Virginia goal, the Eagles responded with six straight goals. Boston College's largest lead of the afternoon was 12-2, on a Sam Taylor goal with 9:17 to play in the game. Despite a late push by the Cavaliers, scoring four goals in the final two minutes, the Eagles were able to secure the victory.

Boston College will look to stay on track when they host Duke next Saturday, April 9, at 1:00 p.m. This will be the last regular season ACC game for the Eagles, as well as Senior Day.

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