The Boston College lacrosse team overcame a halftime deficit today, scoring 16 second half goals to defeat Louisville 19-10. BC is now 10-0 this season and is the only ACC team to have not yet lost a game. This is the Eagles’ first ever program win at Louisville.
BC jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in today’s game thanks to goals from Dempsey Arsenault and Tess Chandler, but the Cardinals scored the next 2 goals to tie things up. Arsenault scored her second over the game to help BC regain the lead, but Louisville closed out the half with 3 unanswered goals to take a 5-3 lead into the half.
This BC team has shown that it is more than capable of fighting back in the second half, and that is what the Eagles did today. The Eagles opened the second half with 4 unanswered goals (a pair from Kaileen Hart and one each from Taylor Walker and Tess Chandler). Under a minute later, the Cardinals cut BC’s lead to 1, but Tess Chandler completed her hat trick to put BC back up by 2. Cara Urbank scored seconds later to make the score 9-6 BC.
Louisville scored the next pair of goals to get back within 1, only to have any hope of a comeback crushed by 8 straight BC goals (from Chandler, Hart, Apuzzo, Arsenault, and a hat trick by Emma Schurr). Each team scored twice more before the end of the game, with Hart scoring her fourth of the game and Hannah Hyatt scoring her first of the season to get BC to 19 total goals.
Outside of scoring, BC’s Dempsey Arsenault broke the program record for draw controls in a game set by Sam Apuzzo earlier this year with 12 today. The Eagles had 21 draw controls to Louisville’s 9. BC goalie Lauren Daly also had a career game, setting a personal record with 12 saves. This 10 game winning streak ties the program record - 1 more win and it will be the longest winning streak in program history.