The women's lacrosse team's season came to an end Saturday, as the Eagles were knocked out of the NCAA Tournament by the No. 2 Northwestern Wildcats 11-8. The Eagles were down by a score of 6-3 at half and couldn't overcome an early 4-0 deficit in the first half.
The Eagles got goals from Brittany Wilton (3), Kristin Igoe (2 goals, 1 assist), Brooke Blue, Sam Taylor and Katherine Caufield. BC goalie Sheila Serafino made 6 saves and fell to 12-7 on the season.
Despite the loss in the NCAAs, the BC women had a great season, winning 12 games in a season for only the second time in program history and making its first appearance in the NCAA Tournament. Hat tip to coach Bowen Holden, who in 2006, took over a program that had gone 90-122 (.425) in its first 14 seasons of existence. Since taking the head coaching job at Boston College, Holden has gone 54-52 in six seasons on the Heights, including back-to-back 12 win seasons in the highly competitive ACC (i.e. where going 1-4 against a conference slate that includes North Carolina, Duke and defending National Champ Maryland can be considered an accomplishment).