Holy Cross Women’s Lacrosse Falls To #20 Boston College, 17-8

Laura Ryan

WORCESTER, Mass. – Boston College's Covie Stanwick scored six goals and dished out three assists as the Holy Cross women's lacrosse team was defeated by No. 20 Boston College, 17-8, on Saturday afternoon at the Hart Turf Field. With the loss, the Crusaders slip to 1-1 overall, while the Eagles start the season 1-0.

Boston College scored the contest's first marker just 45 second in the game, but Holy Cross knotted the score at 1-1 on a goal by sophomore Kim Corkum (Ipswich, Mass.) at the 24:17 mark of the first half. The goal was the first of her collegiate career. The Eagles responded with three straight goals, two of which by Stanwick, to gain the 4-1 lead with 12:11 on the clock. The Crusaders, however, answered with a trio of goals to tie the score at 4-4 with 1:35 left in the half, with markers coming from senior Taylor Zebrowski (Verona, N.J.), freshman Kaitlin Concilio (Ridgewood, N.J.) and sophomore Laura Ryan (Stirling, N.J.). The goal by Concilio was the first of her collegiate career. Boston College rallied over the final minute and scored a pair of goals with less than 20 seconds on the clock to go into the locker room on top 6-4.

After the intermission, Ryan scored her second goal of the contest, just 1:02 into the half, to cut the margin to 6-5. Boston College would go ahead by three (8-5) with a pair of goals, but the Crusaders fought to make the score, 9-7, with 19:45 on the clock, on goals by Zebrowski and junior Sara Hennessey (Winchester, Mass.). The Eagles took over after that and ended the contest on an 8-1 scoring run to win the game, 17-8. Senior captain Maddie Carrellas (Middletown, R.I.) scored the lone goal for Holy Cross during the final rally of the game.

Holy Cross junior goalie Sarah Weber (Summit, N.J.) made eight saves in the loss as her record stands at 1-1 on the season. Boston College net-minder Emily Mata earned the victory as she stopped seven shots. The Eagles outshot the Crusaders 37-20 for the game including a 25-9 advantage in the second half. Both teams each tallied 13 ground balls as Boston College held the 22-5 advantage in draw controls. The Eagles went 2-8 on free-position shots, while the Crusaders went 1-1.  

The Crusaders return to action on Saturday, Feb. 23, when they host Yale at 12:00 p.m.