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Lacrosse Sweeps Louisville in Weekend Series

Lacrosse had a very successful weekend, winning both of its two games against Louisville at home. 

On Thursday, the Eagles hung on to an early lead and won the game in overtime, by a final score of 14-13. 

On Sunday, they turned up their play to beat the Cardinals 18-3. Jenn Medjid scored nine goals, tying the school record for most goals in one game and helping the Eagles to their blowout victory. 

The Eagles started with an early lead on Thursday, giving the impression that Louisville (who hasn’t won an ACC conference game since 2017) would be an easy team to beat. Belle Smith’s four goals and Courtney Weeks’ three helped bring the Eagles to victory. Louisville’s Hannah Morris also had four goals, which contributed to the Cardinals forcing overtime against this talented Eagles team. 

Within three minutes of the starting whistle, Courtney Weeks had two goals and Jenn Medjid had one. Allegra Catalano answered the three BC goals with one of her own for the Cardinals. 

Louisville’s defense was aggressive, and drew two yellow cards in the first ten minutes of the half. The Eagles held on to their lead and the first half ended with a 9-7 score.

During the second half, Louisville chipped away at the Eagles' lead, scoring five straight goals in the first 15 minutes of the half. The Eagles answered with four of their own, bringing the score to 13-12, BC. 

Louisville’s Allegra Catalano scored with four minutes left in the game, sending it into overtime. Charlotte North put the ball in the back of the net to seal the win for the Eagles.

On Sunday, BC came back ready to fight and quickly established dominance with two quick goals by Courtney Weeks and Belle Smith early in the game. Louisville came back with two more, tying the game just five minutes in. 

It seemed like it was going to be another close game, but the Eagles offense stepped up. BC scored 16 straight goals, nine of which were scored by Jenn Medjid. Those nine goals tied the school record for most goals scored by one person in a single game.

The Cardinals could only answer the 16 BC goals with one of their own, and scored it with just seven seconds left in the game. 

Other BC goals were scored by Belle Smith (who had three goals), Courtney Weeks (who had two goals), and one a piece from Annie Walsh, Caitlynn Mossman, Andrea Reynolds, and Kayla Martello.

These two wins improve the Eagles' record to 7-1, with a 3-1 conference record on the season. 

They look to extend their win streak at home on Saturday, April 3. They play No. 9 Duke, who is coming off a loss to No. 5 Notre Dame at the weekend. 

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