It was a tough, back-and-forth game, but Boston College women’s lacrosse remains undefeated after beating USC tonight. The Eagles picked up a 13-12 overtime win thanks to a goal by Tess Chandler, and are now 8-0 on the season.
USC started things off today, scoring 3 minutes into the game to take an early lead. Cara Urbank scored a minute later to tie things up, and goals from Tess Chandler and Kaileen Hart gave BC a 3-1 lead at 21:25 in the first. USC followed up with a pair of goals to tie things at 3, but Dempsey Arsenault scored on a free position shot to regain the lead for the Eagles. USC would tie things up a minute later, but Chandler’s second goal of the game put BC on top once again. However, USC ended the period with 2 goals to take the lead for the first time since scoring first, and the Eagles went into halftime down 6-5.
Arsenault’s second goal of the game opened the scoring in the second, but USC regained the 1 goal lead shortly thereafter. A pair of goals from Sam Apuzzo and Taylor Walker’s first goal of the season gave the Eagles their first lead of the half as BC went up 9-7 at 22:17. USC got winthin a goal at 20:31, but Apuzzo completed her hat trick at 19:06 to put BC up 10-8. USC scored twice to tie the game again, but Arsenault’s third goal of the game gave BC the lead with just under 13 minutes to play. USC then scored another pair of goals, taking the lead as the game wound down. The Eagles fought hard to tie things up, and Tess Chandler managed to knot the scorer at 12 each with 1:18 to go in regulation. Chandler played the hero again in overtime, scoring to earn BC the win.
Chandler’s 4 goals led the Eagles on offense, while Apuzzo and Arsenault both picked up hat tricks. Apuzzo now has 37 goals in 8 games this season. Apuzzo led the match with an impressive 10 draw controls, helping BC to a 17-9 draw control advantage.