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Lacrosse Heads to NCAA Finals with Defeat of No. 1 Maryland

With fifteen minutes left in the women's lacrosse NCAA semifinals, Maryland's Grace Griffin scored the Terrapins' 13th goal of the game. It was also their last.

Boston College surged back from a four-goal deficit to beat No. 1 Maryland Friday night, sending them to the final for the second year in a row.

The fourth-seeded Eagles were led by Sam Apuzzo with four goals and Dempsey Arsenault with three. Apuzzo scored BC's final two goals to put the Eagles up over the Terrapins while Maryland was held scoreless for the final quarter of the game.

Apuzzo continued her dominant season, breaking her own program record with 122 total season points.

The last time the Eagles and the Terrapins met, Maryland came out on top to take the 2017 national championship. It was the first win for the Eagles in the teams' 14 total meetings, and snapped Maryland's 18-game winning streak, their second loss of the season.

The Eagles and the Terrapins tied at nine different scores after BC worked its way back from going down 5-1 eight minutes into the first half. Kali Hartsthorn led Maryland with four goals and one assist on the Terrapins' final goal.

BC will play its final game of the season Sunday at noon, looking for their first national championship against third-seeded James Madison.

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Ellen Gerst