Women's Lacrosse Drops Home Opener To #13 Boston College, 16-5

Maggie Reichenbach

WORCESTER, Mass. – Five different Crusaders tallied goals as the Holy Cross women's lacrosse team fell to No. 13 Boston College, 16-5, on Friday afternoon at Holy Cross Field in non-conference action. With the loss, the Crusaders fall to 0-2 overall, while the Eagles begin the season at 1-0 overall.

Junior Taylor Zebrowski (Verona, N.J.) led Holy Cross offensively, posting one goal and one assist in the contest. The Eagles were led by Mikaela Rix and Brooke Blue, who notched eight of the 16 goals, tallying four goals each.

Boston College opened up with three goals before Zebrowski made it a 3-1 game on an unassisted goal. Sophomore Maggie Reichenbach (Manhasset, N.Y.) scored the team's second goal to make it 4-2 on a free position shot. Zebrowski's assist came in Holy Cross' final goal of the half as sophomore Seton Hartnett (Westfield, N.J.) notched the score for her first collegiate goal. The Eagles scored one last time in the half to go up 7-3 at the break.

Junior Maddie Carrellas (Middletown, R.I.) scored the first goal of the second half and was followed by a goal on a free position shot by senior Kayla DiBari (Holderness, N.H.), pulling the Crusaders within two goals, 7-5. Boston College finished the game strong, scoring nine unanswered times to break out for the final 16-5 score.

Sophomore goalie Sarah Weber (Summit, N.J.) made seven saves for the Crusaders, while Catherine Conway posted five saves for the Eagles. Boston College outshot Holy Cross, 37-15, while the Crusaders picked up 10 ground balls. The Eagles picked up 19. The Eagles also posted 16 draw controls and the Crusaders tallied six. HC went 13-15 in clear attempts and BC went 14-16. The Crusaders went 2-2 on free-position shots, while the Eagles went 5-8.

The Crusaders return to action on Wednesday, Feb. 22, when they travel to Smithfield, R.I., to take on Bryant at the Bryant Turf Complex at 4:00 p.m.