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Boston College Lacrosse Opens 2017 Season With a Win

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The Boston College women’s lacrosse team opened their season yesterday with a 19-8 victory over Holy Cross. The Eagles entered the seasons ranked 17th overall and were expected to win this game.

The Eagles scored twice within the first 3 minutes of the game and got off to an early lead. Holy Cross managed to tie the game with 11 minutes left in the half, but BC fought back big time and ended the half leading 10-4. The Eagles scored twice within the first two minutes of the second half and ended the game by scoring 5 unanswered goals, ultimately ending the match with 19 goals to Holy Cross’ 8.

The Eagles were led by Tess Chandler, who scored a career high 8 points and 5 assists. She also had a career high 6 ground balls and 4 caused turnovers. Kate Weeks tied a career high, leading BC with 5 goals. BC had 3 players score hat tricks: Chandler, Weeks, and Kayla O’Connor. This was O’Connor’s first career hat trick.

The Eagles return to action on Tuesday, taking on UMass at 3:30 in Amherst.