The Boston College women’s lacrosse team defeated Yale by a score of 19-12 yesterday, improving to 9-4 overall. The game marked Kenzie Kent’s return to the team following the conclusion of hockey season, and Kent finished the game with a goal and 2 assists.
Yale got off to an early lead in yesterday’s match, but 3 goals in 47 seconds earned BC a lead that they would maintain for the rest of the game. At halftime the Eagles led 9-5, but Yale fought back early in the second period to make it a 1 goal game. BC secured victory by going on a 6-0 run that gave the Eagles enough a cushion to stay in the lead.
Senior Kate Weeks led BC with 7 points in yesterday’s match, including 5 goals on 6 shots. Sam Apuzzo, Kayla O’Connor, and Kaileen Hart also scored hat tricks for the Eagles - Apuzzo and Hart with 3 goals apiece, and O’Connor with 4. Sheila Rietano, a freshman, scored her first collegiate point with an assist in yesterday’s match.
Many Eagles have been setting career records this season, and yesterday’s game was no different. O’Connor’s 6 points in the game were a career high, while Elizabeth Miller and Sam Apuzzo both had a career high 8 draw controls. Miller and Apuzzo are tied for 5th place in program history for career draw controls.
The Eagles return to action on Saturday afternoon, hosting Virginia at home.