The Boston College women’s lacrosse team earned their second win of the season today, defeating #15/16 UMass by a score of 18-10. BC is now 2-0 this season and will begin ACC play on Saturday at Syracuse.
The Eagles, who came into today’s game ranked #17, were able to stage a come from behind victory in this big early-season win. With 10 minutes left in the 1st half, BC was down 4-1. They scored 5 unanswered goals before the end of the half to end the period with a 6-4 lead and maintained the lead for the rest of the game.
In addition to this being a great win for the team, multiple Eagles set personal records and program records. Kate Weeks was the star of the game, setting a new program record for goals in a game with 8. Weeks has scored hat tricks in both games this season. Sam Apuzzo, who is only a sophomore, scored a career high 10 points and 7 assists, both of which rank second in program history for a single game. Goalie Zoe Ochoa caused a career high 2 turnovers and Dempsey Arsenault had a career high 7 draw controls.
This is the first time that the women’s lacrosse team has defeated UMass at Amherst, and today’s win ended the Minutewomen’s 22 game home winning streak.
BC returns to action on Saturday at noon - you can watch the Eagles take on the Syracuse Orange for free online thanks to ACC Network Extra.