TUESDAY, MARCH 02, 2010
Women’s lacrosse drops first game of homestand to Boston College, 18-6
The JU women’s lacrosse team had to fight more than just the elements on Tuesday afternoon, falling to Boston College, 18-6, at the Ashley Sports Complex.

The Dolphins (1-4, 1-0 NLC) were able to keep the game close in the opening minutes but, again, the end of the first half and the start of the second doomed the home side as they surrendered a 13-2 run.

Freshman Amanda Hurley again submitted a strong performance for the Dolphins, scoring twice while four other Dolphins found themselves on the board.

The Eagles (3-0) were led by Lauren Costello and Kristin Igoe who each tallied four scores while Igoe contributed an impressive six assists.

“We went up against a very strong team today,” said JU head coach Mindy McCord. “We fought hard and showed a strong effort but we can’t keep giving up so many goals towards the end of the first half. We’ll have work hard this week and come out strong on Saturday.”

Boston College jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead before Hurley responded with a nice goal from Brie Kitchelt at 17:03.

The Dolphins would see their struggles with the last third of the half come to fruition again as the Eagles went on a four goal run from 11:48 to 8:43 and then outscored JU 3-2 for the rest of the half. Hurley scored her second of the afternoon on an unassisted shot and freshman Cassie Campasano added a goal from a free position shot.

The Eagles would put the game away at the start of the second half with a seven goal run; JU would not get back on the board until 9:28 when freshman Megan Lusby took a pass from Sarah Michel and finished.

JU would score twice more in the game with goals coming from freshmen Carly Garrison and Abigail Warnken.

The Dolphins are back on the field on Saturday at 11 a.m. when they face St. Bonaventure at the Ashley Sports Complex.