Lax in national championship final

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.

Spring service day

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.

Lax in Final Four

BC’s women’s lacrosse team makes its first visit to the Final Four of the NCAA tournament next weekend at Gillette Stadium, Foxborough. The #14 Eagles (16-6) punched their ticket to the national semifinals with a 20-14 win today over #7 Southern California (18-4).

Eagles storm the field to join teammates in celebration.

USC entered the game with the nation’s 2nd-best defense, allowing an average of only 7.5 goals per game. The Eagles’s offense was in high gear early and often, starting out with a 3-0 lead at the Newton Campus Fields. The first half ended with BC up 10-5. USC twice cut the Eagles’ lead to 3 (10-7 and 15-12), but BC outscored the Trojans 5-2 over the last 14:10 of the game to reach the final tally.

Kenzie Kent

This was BC’s 3rd consecutive 20-goal game in this year’s NCAA tournament and the Eagles scored more goals than the Trojans had ever allowed. The Eagles outshot USC 38-25. Junior Kenzie Kent led BC with 6 goals (2 assists). Seniors Kate Weeks and Kayla O’Connor and junior Kaileen Hart added  3 goals each, with Weeks assisting on 6 goals, O’Connor 1, and Hart 4. BC’s top scorer this season, sophomore Sam Apuzzo, had 2 goals, bringing her BC single season record to 109, and 2 assists.

Senior goalie Zoe Ochoa had 2 saves in the opening half and sophomore Lauren Daly had 6 in the second half.

The Eagles meet unranked Navy Friday at Gillette. The Midshipmen defeated #3 North Carolina Saturday.