March 9, 2013

Stanwick Leads Boston College Past Virginia Tech

from press release

BLACKSBURG, Va. - Sophomore Covie Stanwick tallied four goals and an assist to lead No. -/20 Boston College past Virginia Tech, 15-7, in its ACC opener at Thompson Field on Saturday afternoon.

The Eagles (3-3, 1-0 ACC) scored eight unanswered goals from the 20:27 mark in the first half to the 27:08 mark in the second period to distance themselves from the Hokies (3-4, 0-2 ACC).

Sophomore Mikaela Rix and junior Carly Weilminster each scored three goals, and freshman Caroline Margolis netted two goals. Weilminster and Margolis each scored for the first time in their careers.

Junior Moira Barry tallied a goal and two assists, and freshman Kate Rich posted two assists.

Freshman Sarah Mannelly put the Eagles on the board first just under four minutes into the game before Virginia Tech answered 30 seconds later. BC then scored the half's next six goals to begin its decisive 8-0 run.

Stanwick opened the streak with a goal off a free position shot before Rix scored on an unassisted goal, and Barry found the back of the net off an eight-meter shot of her own putting BC up 3-1 with 13:49 left in the first.

Rix scored her second goal of the game, charging right into the arc before Weilminster scored for the first time in her career and Stanwick converted again to give BC a 7-1 halftime edge.

Stanwick and Weilminster added tallies early in the second half before the Hokies stopped the run with a goal just over four minutes into the second stanza. The Eagles then went on a 3-0 run to claim a 12-2 edge with 19:33 left. Rix and Weilminster scored the run's first two goals before Margolis converted for her first career goal.

The Hokies scored three straight to pull within 12-5, but the Eagles added three more goals in the last 7:04 for the final score.

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