Cathy Reese

Boston College's Sam Apuzzo uses big finish to beat Maryland women's lacrosse, 15-13 in final four

Boston College's Sam Apuzzo uses big finish to beat Maryland women's lacrosse, 15-13 in final four

It had a national championship atmosphere during the NCAA women’s lacrosse final four Friday night at Kenneth P. Lavalle Stadium, and for good reason.

No. 1 seed Maryland and No. 4 seed Boston College traded goals throughout the second half — during which no team took more than a one-goal lead until 7:26 remained in a rematch of last season’s NCAA championship game.

But this year, Boston College got the better of Maryland with a 15-13 win in the semifinals, ending the Terps’ run at back-to-back national championships. Maryland closed its season with a 20-2 record.

“These are two really, really good teams that came out and battled it out tonight,” Maryland coach Cathy...

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