Tonight, the Boston College women’s basketball team defeated Notre Dame for the first time since 2006, earning a 75-65 victory on the road. This is BC’s 6th ever win against Notre Dame, and their first in South Bend - the Eagles have previously won 4 home games and 1 neutral site game against Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish, who are usually a title contender, have been struggling this year (6-9 overall, 1-3 in the ACC), but this is still a huge moment for the underdog Eagles.
The teams were even at 22 at the end of the first period, but BC took a 37-34 lead into halftime and built on that as the game progressed, ending up with a 10 point victory. The Eagles outrebounded Notre Dame 45-34 and made 41% of their 3-pointers compared to Notre Dame making just 29%.
Emma Guy and Taylor Soule both recorded double-doubles for the Eagles with 12 rebounds each and 11 and 19 points respectively. Cameron Swartz (14) and Georgia Pineau (10) also scored in the double digits for BC, and Makayla Dickens added 9 points with a trio of 3-pointers.
The Eagles are now 2-2 in the ACC with 2 straight conference victories and have improved to 9-6 overall.