The Boston College women’s lacrosse team made a big statement in yesterday’s opening round of the NCAA Tournament, defeating the Canisius Golden Griffins by a score of 21-9. The Eagles move on to play Syracuse on Sunday at 3 PM.
The Eagles and Griffins went back and forth for the first few minutes of the game, but Canisius went on a early streak to go up 5-2 at 16:30 in the first. BC then scored 6 unanswered goals, and would not lose the lead again. A 7-0 run for the Eagles in the second padded their lead and ultimately led to the 12 goal victory.
The Eagles were led by Kaileen Hart and Sam Apuzzo, both of whom had career games. Hart scored a career high 5 goals, beating her previous record by 1. Apuzzo, who is only a sophomore, scored 7 points in yesterday’s game, bring her season total to 100 points. Apuzzo is the only player in program history to ever score 100 points in a single season. Kate Week and Kenzie Kent also contributed 7 points apiece in the win - 2 goals and 5 assists for Kent and 5 goals and 2 assists for Weeks. In addition to the individuals records broken in yesterday’s match, the Eagles broke 300 draw controls on the season, a new program best.
Check back tomorrow morning for a preview of Sunday’s game against Syracuse.