The Boston College women’s lacrosse team proved that they are true comeback queens today, fighting back from a 6 goal deficit to defeat UNC 15-14 in double overtime. The Eagles are headed to the NCAA Championship Game for the third year in a row after today’s victory.
The Eagles struggled early in the first half today, going down 6-0 before senior Lauren Daly took over for Abbey Ngai in net and Kenzie Kent scored BC’s first goal 15 minutes into the game. The Eagles kept pushing once they scored their first goal, and ended the half down by just 2 goals.
BC managed to tie things up 7 minutes into the second half thanks to a goal from Sheila Rietano, and Kate Taylor scored a fake-out goal 40 seconds later to earn BC’s first lead of the game. The teams traded goals from the rest of regulation, swapping leads and spending a significant amount of time tied. Cara Urbank in particular had a strong game for BC, scoring 4 goals and really keeping the Eagles in it.
It took 2 overtimes for either team to break through, with some great saves from both goalies, but Sam Apuzzo scored her second goal of the game to secure victory for BC.
BC will face the winner of Maryland vs. Northwestern in the NCAA Championship game this Sunday.