Women's lacrosse roundup: Virginia hands BC its first loss, 15-13
From Sun staff reports|
Mar 29, 2015 | 2:16 AM
The No. 7 Virginia women's lacrosse team (8-4, 2-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) upset previously undefeated No. 2 Boston College (10-1, 4-1), 15-13, in a snowy Saturday afternoon game in Newton, Mass., extending its winning streak to five games.
The Eagles outshot the Cavaliers 41-26 but freshman goalie Rachel Vander Kolk (Severna Park) made 18 saves for Virginia, helping to secure the team's second win over a previously undefeated team in the past eight days.
Casey Bocklet, the ACC Player of the Week, was one of three to score a hat trick for Virginia. Bocklet also added a pair of assists. Liza Blue (Garrison Forest) and Kelly Reese (Severn) also scored three goals apiece.
Boston College's Mikaela Rix scored five goals and Sarah Mannelly had four goals and an assist while picking up five ground balls.
No. 5 Duke 10, No. 6 Syracuse 9: The host Blue Devils (8-4, 1-2 ACC) took a one-goal lead at the half and made it stand up against the Orange (10-1, 4-1).
Penn responded with three straight goals in six minutes, including two by Williamson. Redshirt sophomore midfielder Paige Duncan scored the Tigers' second goal on a pass from sophomore midfielder Samantha Brookhart with 16:12 remaining in the half to cut the lead to 4-2.
No. 19 Loyola Maryland 13, Holy Cross 8: Hannah Schmitt had four goals and two assists and the visiting Greyhounds (7-4, 4-0 Patriot League) extended their winning streak to six games.
The Crusaders fell to 2-10, 2-3.
No. 20 Johns Hopkins 15, UC Davis 5: Jenna Reifler (Roland Park) had a career-best six points, four goals and two assists, to lead the host Blue Jays (8-2) past the Aggies (1-7).
Hopkins jumped out to an 11-0 lead as five players scored during the run that spanned the first 25:24.