Boston College women's lacrosse took former No. 1 Stony Brook into double overtime before defeating them, 12-11, with a Dempsey Arsenault goal in sudden death.
The Eagles will now advance to the semifinals of the NCAA Tournament for the second year in a row. They will face Maryland, the current top seed. The Terrapins and the Eagles faced off in the final a year ago, with Maryland coming out on top to clinch their 13th national title.
Stony Brook, seeded at No. 5 headed into today's match-up with the N0. 4 Eagles, were previously undefeated. BC's advancement to the Final Four completes a perfect 1-2-3-4 semifinal.
Stony Brook went on a four-goal run in the second half to build an 11-8 lead, but the Eagles scored three in the last minutes of the game to send it to sudden death. Lauren Daly remained steadfast in the net to keep BC in the contest. The tying goal came from Tess Chandler.
After a scoreless first overtime period, Dempsey Arsenault scored the game winner to end it, completing a hat trick in the process. Kaileen Hart led the team with four goals, and Sam Apuzzo added one to break her own program record for goals scored in a single season with 81.
The Eagles now prepare to face Maryland Friday, May 25, hoping to get revenge from last year's final and earn another bid for the title.
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