The Boston College women’s basketball team fell to 9-6 overall today after losing to UVA by a score of 69-52. The teams were tied at 17 after one period of play, but Virginia outscored the Eagles in the 3 remaining quarters to run away with the game.
The Eagles were hurt most by shooting accuracy, making 33.9% of their shots overall and going just 3-for-20 from behind the arc. The Eagles had 19 turnovers, but escaped fairly unscathed from that, as they only resulted in 10 points for UVA. However, UVA’s bench really outperformed BC’s - the Cavaliers had 25 bench points in the game and BC had just 2.
On the plus side, the Eagles made 73.3% of their free throws (compared to UVA’s 50%), and were on pace with the Cavaliers in terms of rebounds (UVA outrebounded BC just 36-32).
On an individual level, the Eagles were led by Emma Guy (21 points, 5 rebounds), a Taylor Soule who picked up a double-double with 10 rebounds and 14 points.
Although the outcome was disappointing, this was a moving game, as program alumni and the current players honored the memory of Cathy Inglese, the former BC women’s basketball coach who passed away last year.