WORCESTER, Mass. – With the game tied at 6-6 at halftime, the Eagles outscored the Crusaders by a 7-1 margin in the second half as the Holy Cross women’s lacrosse team fell to Boston College, 13-7, on Wednesday afternoon at the new Holy Cross Field. With the loss, the Crusaders fall to 2-5 overall, while the Eagles improve to 6-0 overall.
Sophomore Kat Sutton (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.) led the Crusaders with two goals, while senior Megan Fenton (Bridgewater, N.J.), senior Katie Gardner (Garden City, N.Y.), junior Annie Boylan (Andover, Mass.), junior Meg O’Leary (Longmeadow, Mass.) and freshman Taylor Zebrowski (Verona, N.J.) each scored one goal.
Boston College was led by Lauren Costello’s four goals and three assists for seven points, and Brittany Wilton’s four goals.
The first half was very evenly played as each team scored six goals. After the Eagles took a 2-0 lead, Zebrowski put Holy Cross on the scoreboard with a goal. With the score now 3-1, O’Leary and Sutton posted goals to tie the contest at 3-3. After BC scored, Gardner, Fenton and Boylan found the back of the net to give the Crusaders a 6-4 advantage. But the Eagles scored the last two goals of the half including a goal by Kristin Igoe with just eight seconds left to tie the game.
The Eagles controlled the second half by scoring the first seven goals. Sutton netted her second goal of the game and team-best 15th of the season with 54s second left for the 13-7 final score. She also leads the team this season with 17 points.
Holy Cross junior goalie Amy Martin (Bloomfield, Mich.) made seven saves, while Sheila Serafino stopped nine shots to improve to a perfect 6-0 on the season. The Eagles outshot the Crusaders, 28-19, while BC picked up 11 ground balls and HC had seven. Boston College earned 12 draw controls and Holy Cross recorded 10.
The Crusaders will return to action when they travel to Hamilton, N.Y., to take on Colgate at Tyler’s Field in the Patriot League season opener for Holy Cross.