While most of us were dialed in to what was going on down at the Greensboro Coliseum, the #3 Boston College women's lacrosse team was winning a thrilling 16-15 overtime game over #12 Louisville at the Newton Campus Field Hockey Complex.
Senior attacker Covie Stanwick scored with six seconds left in overtime to give the Eagles a 16-15 win over visiting Louisville. Stanwick and senior midfielder Mikaela Rix paced the Eagles with seven points each in BC's come-from-behind victory.
The Eagles would end up erasing not one, not two, but THREE four goal deficits in this one. BC quickly fell behind 4-0 and later 8-4 before battling back to go into halftime down 8-6. In the second half, Louisville extended its lead to 10-6 before Sarah Mannelly, Caroline Margolis and Rix netted four straight goals to draw even at 10 apiece.
Louisville would regain the lead on a 3-0 run of their own, pushing the score to 13-10, before a pair of Stanwick goals cut the deficit to one. The Cardinals would go up by 2, 14-12, with just 2:50 left in the second half, but goals from Stanwick and Rix would send the game to overtime at 14-14.
In the extra session, Louisville went up by a goal early in overtime, but the Eagles would manage to tie things up at 15-15 shortly after, while Stanwick notched the game-winner with just six seconds on the clock.
With the victory, the high flying Eagles improve to 7-0 (3-0 ACC) on the season and hand Louisville (5-1, 0-1 ACC) its first loss of the year in its first ever ACC matchup. Wins over Syracuse, Notre Dame and Louisville have the Eagles in first-place in the conference with huge games against #2 North Carolina (3/21), #8 Virginia (3/28) and #4 Duke (4/4) to go.
The Eagles host UConn on Saturday, March 14 at 1 p.m. on Newton Campus.