NEWTON, Mass. – Mikaela Rix posted three goals and one assist for four points for the Eagles as the Holy Cross women's lacrosse team fell to No. 5 Boston College, 11-5, on Wednesday afternoon at the Newton Lacrosse Field in non-conference action. With the loss, the Crusaders fall to 5-8 overall, while the Eagles improve to 9-3 overall.
After the Eagles took an early 2-0 lead, sophomore Kate Martino (Summit, N.J.) found the back of the net for the Crusaders to make it a 2-1 game. BC then tallied two straight goals to move out to a 4-1 advantage. Following a goal by junior captain Laura Ryan (Stirling, N.J.), the Eagles closed out the half with two straight goals for the 6-2 lead.
Boston College increased its lead to 10-2 by scoring the first four goals of the second half. The Crusaders then ended the Eagles' scoring streak with a goal by sophomore Margie Smith (Mountain Lakes, N.J.) with 13:06 left. With the Crusaders now trailing 11-3 after a goal by BC, junior Lissie Russert (Cincinnati, Ohio) scored off a pass by sophomore MacKenzie Bozel (Hunt Valley, Md.) and Martino netted the last goal of the contest for the 11-5 final score.
Senior goalie Sarah Weber (Summit, N.J.) made five saves, while Emily Mata posted three saves to earn the win. Boston College outshot Holy Cross, 23-11, while the Crusaders tallied 18 ground balls and the Eagles posted 12. BC secured 13 draw controls and Holy Cross tallied five. The Crusaders went 2-5 on free-position shots and the Eagles went 1-4.
The Crusaders return to action on Saturday, April 5 when they travel to Lewisburg, Pa., to play Patriot League opponent Bucknell at 1:00 p.m.
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