May 3, 2008

Bears Fall to Boston College, 19-9, in Final Game of the Season

May 3, 2008

Box Score

PROVIDENCE, RI - Boston College (7-10) utilized an eight-goal run during a span of 10 minutes midway through the second half to break open a 9-7 game and earn a 19-9 victory over the Brown women's lacrosse team (6-10) on Saturday evening at Stevenson Field.

Trailing, 7-4, at the half, Brown opened the second half with back-to-back goals to come to within 7-6 just 4:00 into the half. Junior Lauren Vitkus' (Skaneateles, NY) third of the game just 52 seconds in made it a two-goal game and then freshman Brittany Boulanger's (Boxford, MA) first career goal 3:08 later made it a one-goal game with 26 minutes remaining.

However, that was as close as the Bears would get, as the Eagles outscored Brown, 10-1 over the next 19 minutes, including an eight-goal run, to break open the game. BC's leading scorer, Lauren Costello, who was held to just a pair of assists in the first half exploded for five goals in the second half, including four in the decisive 8-0 run, capping off the run with a natural hat-trick in a span of 2:20.

Senior Hillary Anderson (Hinesburg, VT) halted the BC run with her first goal of the season, completing a transition run by senior Ali Holland (Garden City, NY) with 2:33 remaining, as the pair each earned a point in their final career games with the Bears.

BC scored twice in a span of 12 seconds about a minute later and junior Kelly Robinson's (Marlton, NJ) goal with 5 seconds left to play accounted for the 19-9 final.

In addition to Vitkus' three goals, sophomore Kiki Manners (North Potomac, MD) had a goal and an assist, while junior Jesse Nunn (Worton, MD), and sophomore Kara Kelly (Garden City, NY) also scored.

Defensively, Brown was led by Kelly, who had three caused turnovers, while Manners earned a team-high four draw controls. Senior Melissa King (Pepper Pike, OH) recorded 10 saves in her final appearance, bringing her career total to 425, which ranks fourth all-time.

In addition to Anderson, Holland, and King, this evening's contest marked the final career game for Jennifer Caraberis (Northport, NY), Jadie DeTolla (Stony Brook, NY), and Justine Lupo (Ridgewood, NJ). All six were recognized for their contributions to Brown in a brief ceremony preceding the game.