April 4, 2012

Boston College Downs Vermont Behind Igoe, Blue

from press release

NEWTON, Mass. - No. 20 Boston College Lacrosse earned a decisive, 15-9 victory on Wednesday afternoon at the Newton Sports Complex.

The Eagles played aggressively, dominating on the draw, 20-6. BC also outshot UVM, 35-17, and picked up 21 ground balls compared to the Catamounts 19.

Graduate student Kristin Igoe and junior Brooke Blue led the Eagles with six points apiece. Igoe tallied five goals and one assists, while Blue had four goals and two assists. Freshman Covie Stanwick and sophomore Moira Barry recorded two goals apiece, while senior Sam Taylor and sophomore Cali Ceglarski each added one. Senior Kate Collins posted her first assist of the season.

Every healthy player on the Eagles roster saw playing time in the outing, making the win an entire team effort. Sophomore Meghan Conley, in addition to freshmen Stephanie Sabatini and Lauren Bronson, saw their first action in an Eagles' uniform, while sophomores Kelly McNelis and Carly Weilminster registered their first minutes of the season.

The Catamounts got on the board first with goal less than 20 second into the game, but the Eagles retaliated with four unanswered scores to take a 4-1 advantage with 20:40 left in the first half.

Karli Mackendrick ended the UVM dry spell, but Igoe followed with her 30th goal of the season to spark a 5-0 BC run, putting the Eagles on top, 9-2, with 2:44 to go in the first. Vermont was able to tally one more goal before the period expired, but BC took a 9-3 buffer into the break.

Stanwick found Blue for the first goal of the second half. Less than a minute later, Allison Pfohl scored for UVM, but the Eagles responded with five straight to put the game out of reach, taking a 15-4 lead with 19:08 remaining.

Vermont would not go silently, scoring the final five goals of the game, however, the Catamounts could not overcome the large deficit, as BC recorded the 15-9 victory.

The Eagles return to action on Saturday, April 7 at Duke. The game is scheduled for 12 p.m.

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