HANOVER, N.H. – The 19th-ranked Boston College women’s lacrosse team used a late-game run to secure a 16-9 non-conference win Wednesday afternoon against Dartmouth.
The Big Green (5-6) dropped their second game against the Eagles (11-5) in as many seasons after winning the first 19 meetings in the all-time series prior to last year’s defeat in Newton.
On this day at Scully-Fahey Field, Taryn Deck and Elizabeth Mastrio each led the way for Dartmouth with a trio of goals each in the loss. Deck also registered an assist for a team-high four-point game.
BC got five goals from Sam Apuzzo and four from Laura Frankenfield, but the star of the game with three goals and six assists for a nine-point game was Kenzie Kent. Kate Weeks also kicked in a hat trick of her own and a pair of assists as five Eagles combined for 35-of-36 points.
A closer game than the final score would indicate, it was a back-and-forth affair for the first 40 minutes before BC used a pair of Weeks goals just 14 seconds apart to start a run that would stretch for nearly the remaining 21 minutes of play.
Deck and Sweeney scored the opening two goals of the second half to pull the home team even at 7-7. However, that’s when the Eagles’ offense woke up, scoring those two quick goals before following up with seven of the final nine scores to secure the win.
Freshman goalkeeper Kiera Vrindten moved over 100 saves this season with 14 against BC, while also picking up a game-high five ground balls. The visitors used two keepers in the game with each registering just one save in 30 minutes of action.
Five draw controls from Kathryn Giroux on Wednesday gives her 73 in 2017, just nine back of the program’s single-season record of 82 set by Sarah Plumb ’12 as a senior five years ago.
Freshman Katie Bourque also had five draws, tying Giroux for the game-high mark. Overall, Dartmouth held a 14-13 edge on the draw control, but the Eagles outshot the Big Green, 36-22, and held a 23-19 advantage in ground balls.
Dartmouth is back in action on Saturday for the second contest of a three-game homestand against No. 8 Cornell. The opening draw is set for 3 p.m.