April 20, 2005
Worcester, Mass. - The Holy Cross women's lacrosse team wrapped up the non-conference portion of its schedule with a 19-5 loss to Boston College on Wednesday night at the Hart Astroturf. Junior Carolyn Smirti scored two goals and sophomore Patricia Sutton added one goal and one assist to lead the Crusaders, but it was not enough as HC fell to 9-7 overall. Boston College improves to 7-5.
The Eagles took a quick 2-0 lead after goals by Jackie Yovankin and Carley St. Lucia, but Smirti cut the lead to one (2-1) after a free postion shot at the 3:54 mark. Susie Breaznell and St. Lucia scored two more goals for BC, allowing the Eagles to go ahead 4-1 at the 11:48 mark, before Smirti converted another free postion shot to make it a 4-2 game. St. Lucia notched her third goal of the game just 14:21 into the contest to extend the BC lead to three (5-2), but Sutton scored on an unassisted effort to get the Crusaders back within two (5-3).
Freshman Kaitlin Nangle answered Shauna Culhane's tally at the 22:24 mark, keeping the Crusaders within striking distance (6-4), but that was as close as Holy Cross would get. Boston College then rattled off six straight goals to go up 12-4 with just a minute remaining in the half. Freshman Amy Archambault scored with 23 seconds left before intermission to cut the lead to seven (12-5), but the Eagles were able to shutout HC in the second half, while scoring seven more goals of their own.
Boston College outshot Holy Cross, 40-16 on the night. The Eagles threw 23 shots at Megan Orr in the first half and 17 more at Kali Austin in the second stanza. BC goalies Tara McKennett and Courtney Zwirko also split time, recording five combined saves.
The Crusaders, who have already earned a spot in the upcoming Patriot League Tournament travel to Colgate on Saturday, April 23 for a 12:00 p.m. match-up. With a win, the Crusaders will clinch the PL regular season title and earn the right to host the tournament.