Eagles fail to gain lax title

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 bringĀ 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.

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