The Boston College women’s lacrosse team is headed to the Final Four after defeating Stony Brook 12-11 in a double overtime thriller. The Eagles dominated in shots (20-29), draw controls (20-6) and ground balls (15-13), but Stony Brook’s goalie didn’t make things easy for BC.
BC jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in today’s game, but ended the first period down to Stony Brook by a score of 7-6. The teams traded goals for much of the second half before a 4 goal run by Stony Brook put the Seawolves up 11-8. BC closed regulation with a trio of unanswered goals to send the game into overtime. The first overtime ended without a goal, but BC managed to win it in double OT thanks to a last minute goal by Dempsey Arsenault.
Kaileen Hart led BC with 4 goals today, continuing to be an under-appreciated asset for the Eagles. Dempsey Arsenault also completed a hat trick, culminating in her OT winner. Sam Apuzzo scored a single goal today, and broke her own program record for goals scored in a single season, as she now has 81. The Eagles’ other goals came from Tess Chandler (2), Emma Schurr, and Cara Urbank.
Next up, BC will face top seed Maryland in the NCAA semifinals on May 25. This will be a rematch of last season’s championship game and the Eagles will be looking for redemption.