The Boston College women’s lacrosse team lost to UMass by a score of 15-11 today in the season opener for both squads. Despite scoring first, the Eagles were unable to catch up once UMass started building a lead. Sophomore transfer Rachel Hall made 9 saves in her BC debut.
Charlotte North scored the first goal of the game with a free position goal to put BC up 1-0, but UMass followed up with 2 straight goals to take a 1 goal lead. North scored again 3 minutes later to tie things up before another pair of UMass goals extended the UMass lead. Annie Walsh and Jordan Lappin both scored for BC before the end of the first half, but another pair of UMass goals allowed the Minutewomen to take a 6-4 lead into halftime.
The Eagles managed to tie things up in the second half, but were unable to stage a real comeback and ultimately UMass took the game 15-11. During the second half, BC goals were scored by Cassidy Weeks, Jenn Medjid (2), Lappin, North (for the hat trick), Paisley Eagan, and Cara Urbank.
Despite the loss, BC led in most major stats throughout the game. The Eagles had 9 ground balls to UMass’s 7, led in draw controls 16-12, and caused 5 turnovers while UMass caused 4. After losing so much talent last year and considering the fact that BC is a young team, fans should expect to see things improving from here as the younger talent settles in.