The Boston College Eagles made easy work of their first opponent in this year’s NCAA Tournament, defeating Fairfield by a score of 19-6. Charlotte North individually outscored the Stags, picking up 7 goals of her own.
BC jumped out to an early 3-0 lead thanks to a pair of North goals (including a real rocket of a free position goal) and a sneaky goal by Annie Walsh. Fairfield scored next to get within 2 goals, but that was as close as the Stags would get to challenging the Eagles in any way.
In addition to North’s 7 goals and Walsh’s 1, BC picked up scoring from Jenn Medjid (4), Belle Smith (2), Cara Urbank (2), Andrea Reynolds (1), Kayla Martello (1), and senior transfer Bridget Simmons, who scored her first goal as an Eagle today. Urbank also added 3 assists to her scoring total.
BC outshot Fairfield 35-17 and won 18 draw controls to Fairfield’s 8. The one area where Fairfield out-played BC was ground balls - the Stags had 11 to BC’s 10.
3 of BC’s 4 goalies saw playing time in today’s game. Starting goalie Rachel Hall allowed 3 goals on 5 SOG, Abbey Ngai allowed 1 goal on 3 SOG, and sophomore Kait Devir (who saw her first in-game action today) allowed 2 goals on 3 SOG.
This Sunday, BC will face the winner of UMass and Temple.