Sophomore phenom Covie Stanwick scored a game-high five goals but it wasn't enough as No. 19/14 Boston College (12-8) fell to No. -/17 Dartmouth, 11-8, in the first round of the NCAA Championship in Syracuse, New York. The Big Green (11-7) wins its first NCAA Tournament game in seven years while the Eagles' season ends after their second-ever NCAA Tournament appearance.
Dartmouth advances to the NCAA Tournament's second round to face host Syracuse on Sunday at 3 p.m.
The Eagles fall to 0-2 all-time in the NCAA Tournament and 0-19 all-time against Dartmouth.
Despite the first round NCAA Tournament exit, 2013 can be seen as an unqualified success for the women's lacrosse program. The team matched a school record for wins (12) and set a new school-best for ACC wins with three; even after starting the season just 4-6. BC would go on to rattle off a school record eight straight wins from March 30 to April 25 to make just their second-ever National Tournament appearance in program history.
Next season All-ACC sophomores Covie Stanwick and Mikaela Rix will be back and the program will host its first-ever ACC Women's Lacrosse Championship on April 24-27, 2014 at the Newton Campus Athletic Complex.
Congrats to head coach Acadia Walker and the Eagles on a successful 2013 season. Future is certainly bright for the women's lacrosse program.