March 20, 2013

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Beantown Brawl: Boston College Sinks Boston U.

from press release

NEWTON, Mass. - Sophomore Mikaela Rix matched a career high with five goals to lead Boston College past Boston University, 12-9, at the Newton Campus Lacrosse Field on Wednesday evening. The Eagles (4-4, 1-1 ACC) scored eight unanswered goals from the 11:47 mark in the first half to the 22:45 mark in the second to take a 9-4 lead over the Terriers (2-4, 0-0 AE) which they would not look back from.

Sophomore Covie Stanwick and freshman Sarah Mannelly each recorded three goals for the Eagles, and Mannelly added an assist. Junior Moira Barry also scored for BC.

For BU, Elizabeth Morse tallied five goals.

Mannelly registered the game's first goal as she charged into the arc and found the back of the net just under three minutes into the contest. The Terriers then scored four straight goals to take a 4-1 edge with 17:41 left in the first but would not score again until the 20:14 mark in the second.

Stanwick began BC's game-altering 8-0 run on two free position shots to pull the Eagles within 4-3 with 4:52 left in the first. Rix then tied the game with just over three minutes left in the half as she charged into the arc, knotting the game at 4-4 heading into the break.

Barry scored the first of five consecutive second-half goals for BC just over a minute into the period. Mannelly followed with a tally of her own under a minute later to give the Eagles a 6-4 advantage.

Rix then scored three straight goals within a three-minute frame to push BC's edge to 9-4. Rix connected from straight ahead on her first goal, scored unassisted again on the second, and received a feed from Mannelly as she darted into the left side of the arc on her third.

BU scored twice to cut BC's lead to 9-6 before Rix won the draw, ran straight to the net, and scored just eight seconds after the Terriers' second tally. BU stayed within four goals for the remainder of the game, but goals from Stanwick and Mannelly in the last 12 minutes kept the Eagles on top.

Boston College returns to play at No. 3/3 North Carolina on Saturday at 7 p.m. (ESPN3).

Game Notes:
Prior to the game a moment of silence was held in remembrance of the tragic bus accident which resulted in the deaths of Seton Hill University women's lacrosse coach, Kristina Quigley, and her unborn son as the team traveled to a game this past Saturday. BC's players and coaches wore ribbons in their memory ... BC has won the last four meetings with BU and improved to 6-8 all-time against the Terriers ... Covie Stanwick has recorded 28 goals on the year, matching her total from last season ... she has scored at least three goals in seven of BC's eight games ... BC has scored first and led its opponent in shots in six of its eight games.


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