Three Eagles scored hat tricks to lead Boston College lacrosse to a win over Yale on Tuesday afternoon. The 15-10 win at Alumni Stadium maintained BC’s perfect 16-0 record so far, while Yale dropped to 6-7 on the season.
Sam Apuzzo opened the scoring for BC, scoring the first goal of the game in under two minutes of play. Apuzzo almost scored again soon after. However, Yale’s goalie, Amelia Drake, made a good save to stop her. The first 15 minutes of play only yielded four total goals, three for BC and one for Yale. Yale scored twice in two minutes after this to even the score at three apiece.
Five different Eagles scored in the latter part of the first half. Taylor Walker added two, while Kenzie Kent, Cara Urbank, Kate Taylor, and Dempsey Arsenault each added one. The first three BC goals came from Apuzzo, Maggie Casey, and Jordin Lappin.
The Eagles’ lead was a dominant 9-3 at the half, due to technically sound and accurate shooting from BC. The Eagles picked apart Yale’s defense, finding solid passes on offense and creating space in and around the net.
After the half, the BC offense continued their dominance, tallying four points in the first ten minutes. Kent scored twice to earn herself a hat trick, while Urbank and Arsenault notched their second of the day.
Yale finally ended their scoring drought when Izzy Nixon got her first of the day in the 10th minute of the second half. BC had been on a 10-0 run since minute 17 of the first half.
Nixon’s goal was the push Yale needed to reignite their offense. BC and Yale traded goals for the next few minutes. Urbank scored for BC, then Vanessa Yu got one for the Bulldogs. Soon after, Arsenault scored the final BC goal, bringing the score to 15-5 BC.
Yale scored five times in four minutes toward the end of the second half. Olivia Markert got three of these and Addie Zinsner had two. The Bulldogs almost mounted a big comeback against the top-ranked Eagles with those strong four minutes.
Fortunately for BC, the last four minutes were scoreless on both sides. BC had a chance to get one last point in the last minute play on a shot down low that was saved by Drake to end the game at 15-10. BC ran out the clock at the end to keep their undefeated season alive.
The Eagles haven’t lost a regular season game in almost two years, since April 18, 2017. They’ve won 35 straight regular season games in that time.
Join the 16-0, top-ranked Eagles for Senior Day on Saturday, April 20 when they take on ACC rival Louisville. This is the last regular season game for BC, and will be played at noon in Alumni Stadium. Next week, April 24-28, the ACC Tournament will also be played in Chestnut Hill.
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