Kenzie Kent, NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player, lays out to score against Maryland.
Falling one game short of their dream run to the national title, BC’s women’s lacrosse team fell today to #1 Maryland, 16-13. The game took place at Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Mass., and the proximity to Eagles fans may have helped bring about the crowd of 11,688, a record for the women’s championship.
BC and Maryland (23-0) played to a 5-5 tie in the first half, with the Eagles coming back from 0-2 and 3-5 deficits. Maryland, however, scored in the first 9 seconds of the second half and added 4 more to take the lead to 10-5. BC returned the favor with its own 5-1 run to cut the lead to 11-10. Yet another 5-1 Maryland streak brought the score to 16-11 and the Eagles’ 2 additional goals were insufficient.
Junior Kenzie Kent tied the championship game scoring record with 10 points — 5 goals and 5 assists. Having set the tournament scoring record with 37 points — 21 goals, 16 assist — she was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player.
Sophomore Sam Apuzzo added 4 goals to bring her BC single season record to 80 goals. She also had 39 assists for the BC season total scoring record of 119 points.
Kent, Apuzzo, and Kate Weeks were named to the all-tournament team.
BC finished the season 17-7. The Eagles were the first unseeded team ever to advance to the national championship game.
Eagles following win over Navy
BC’s women’s lacrosse team plays for the national championship on Sunday. They meet #1 and undefeated Maryland at 8 am PT in Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Mass., and the game can be seen on ESPNU.
The Eagles (17-6) came back from a 9-6 halftime deficit and then hung on to beat Navy, 16-15, at Gillette Friday night to advance. Navy (18-5) outshot BC 26-14 in the 1st half and BC goalie Zoe Achoa had 9 saves while allowing 9 goals. The Eagles opened the 2nd half with 5 straight goals and 2nd-half goalie Lauren Daly held on for the 1-goal victory.
Kenzie Kent, scoring star of BC’s Elite Eight win over USC, was once again the scoring leader against Navy. Her first 5 shots netted 5 goals. Kent now has a career-best 67 points this season, in only 11 games following her joining the team after hockey season ended. Senior Kate Weeks led the Eagles with 3 assists.
Back in March, BC trailed Maryland by only 1 goal, 8-7, at the end of the first half, but the Terps scored 5 straight goals to open the 2nd half and took the game 21-13.
Maryland beat Penn State, 20-10, in the other national semifinal.
A dozen San Diego BC alumni spent the early afternoon Saturday, May 20, evaluating and sorting donations to the San Diego Food Bank. Below is a photo of the group, along with an inset of two fellow participants.
Inset at left: Teressa Tangredi ’91 and Starla Toto. Main photo, front, l-r: Julia Scobbo ’11, Christine Duggan ’11, Bill McDonald ’68, Wendy Roos ’85, Zeynep Barakat ’99, Lisa Girolamo ’95, and Lissa Tsu ’00; rear, l-r: Brian Tsu ’00, Ryan Karlsgodt ’08, Ken Roos ’85, and Josie Campese ’02.
Time at the Food Bank is one of the periodic service activities arranged by the chapter each year. Look here and on Facebook for information on upcoming such events.