Boston College’s Taylor Walker caught a pass and quickly shot from right in front of the net—only to get stuffed by the opposing goalie. But of course, the top team in the nation wasn't about to settle with being denied. Walker immediately jumped in front of the goalie’s face, waving her stick and tracking the goalie's eyes to read where the next pass would go.
As the goalie tried to sneak a pass right over Walker’s head, she tipped the ball up in the air. One of her teammates was able to snag the ball out of the air and quickly put it in the back of the net before the crowd even realized BC had intercepted the pass.
That play summed up how the afternoon game went for BC women’s lacrosse. It was clear to every fan watching why the team is ranked #1 in the country. Every part of their game was crisp, smooth, and effective.
From their ferocious face-off wins to perfect passes and quick-stick goals, the Eagles could not be stopped.
The game began with a statement 9-0 run by BC, which seemed to take the wind out of the Hoya’s sails. But Georgetown responded with four goals of their own to make the game more competitive. By the end of the first half, the score was 13-5 and it appeared the game might get more interesting as it continued.
During the second half, there was a seven-minute stretch where both teams traded goals back and forth. This happened within the first nine minutes of the half, moving the score up to 17-8.
The Eagles were in possession of the ball for the majority of the game, which allowed them to handily take care of Georgetown. The only time the Hoyas could compete with BC was when the Eagles put the ball on the ground. The Hoyas picked up five more ground balls than the Eagles, but in the end, those ground balls could not close the growing score gap.
It’s impressive that Georgetown was even able to score 11 goals by the end of the game, given how little possession time they had. However, even that effort couldn't pull them anywhere close to BC's 21 goals.
Even more noteworthy is how the Eagles showcased their several offensive threats—five players each tallied three or more goals. Everyone shared the ball and made it impossible for the Hoyas to key in on one specific offensive threat. Only eight of BC’s goals were unassisted, while the rest came from well-orchestrated plays or swift passes on fast breaks.
The energy from the massive fan section, along with thunderous screams from teammates on the sideline, created an atmosphere that the Eagles fed off and helped them be aggressive throughout the game until the final whistle. With another victory in the bag, the Eagles remain undefeated with a record of 9-0.
To any readers who have avoided making the trek to Newton campus for a game: it’s time to change that. The team is truly a sight to see in person, given how quick and nearly flawless they are. It’s warming up outside, the winter sports season is nearing an end, and the excuses to not go to a game are dwindling—so come out and support BC’s strongest program.
Their next game is another home game on Tuesday, March 19 against the University at Albany.
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