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ND Women’s Lacrosse: The Irish Soar Past The Eagles

The Women’s Lacrosse team played the second game of the afternoon at Arlotta Stadium. The #18 Boston College Eagles wanted to swoop in and grab a win against the #2 Fightin’ Irish. But the Irish carry a big stick and they were not afraid to use it to fend off the Eagles.

First Half

Andie Aldave was an absolute handful for the Eagles to handle. After the Irish win the opening draw control, forty seven seconds later Aldave puts the ball on net and gets it past goalie Rachel Hall and scores at 29:13 to put the Irish up 1-0. But BC wasn’t going to just let the Irish have their way. At 28:07, Caitlynn Mossman puts the ball on net on the (Man Up) to tie the game at 1-1. At 24:22,
Charlotte North responds to the (Man Up) and on the free position North gets the Ball by Bridget Deehan to give the Eagles their first lead of the game at 2-1. Penalties will cost you in any sport that gives you a player advantage.

Aldave Goal Number 1

It doesn’t take long for the Irish to respond with the equalizer. At 22:57, the freshman Kasey Choma gets her shot on net to tie the game at 2-2. Both teams exchanged possessions for about four minutes. The game turned into defensive movement for that period of time. Aldave on the free position gets the ball on net for he second goal of the half to put the Irish up 3-2 at 18:35 remaining. Again the two teams tightened up the defense until the Eagles Cara Urbank snuck the ball by Deehan at 12:32 to tie the game at 3-3.

Aldave Goal Number 2

Two goals in a half are pretty good. But Aldave didn’t want to settle for good, Aldave wanted the Hat Trick before the period ended. And she did just that. After both teams exchanging possessions for the third lengthy portion of the half, Aldave got the Hat Trick at 1:03 remaining in the half. That is the way you impose your will on an opponent. The Irish take the 4-3 lead into the break. The irish led in shots 13-11, shots on goal 9-8, ground balls 13-9. BC led in draw controls 5-3.

Deehan Fights Off An Eagle Attempt Early In The First Half

Second Half

Not that the Irish needed to make any adjustments at the half, they came out to separate themselves from the Eagles. Samantha Lynch opened up the scoring for the Irish in the second half. At 27:29 Lynch put the Irish up 5-3. It was another round defense for both teams. Both teams getting opportunities, but no goals to show for it. After five minutes of hard work, the Eagles found a way to beat Deehan. Cara Urbank got her second goal of the game to get the Eagles within one at 20:23 to bring the score to 5-4.

After that BC goal, the Irish created scoring opportunities and they came fast and furious. Madison Ahern opened the flood gates at 18:45 to put the Irish up 6-4. Jessi Masinko got her opportunity at 11:03 to run the score to 7-4. Masinko scored again moments later at 9:47 to make the score 8-4. Sophomore Hannah Dorney got her first goal of the season at 5:43 to get the Irish to 9-4. Makenna Pearsall scored a goal on the Man Down at 4:19 for a score of 10-4.

Massinko “Drops Her Stick” While Celebrating Her Second Goal Just Moments After Her First

The Eagles continued to push the Irish. Courtney Weeks would score two consecutive goals late in the second half. Her first goal came at 2:21 with an extra attacker on and the second goal came at 1:56 on the free position shot. BC got with in four at 10-6. Madison Ahern wanted to make sure she got her goal for the Irish. That moment happened at 00:55, as Ahern got the Irish to 11 goals. The Irish go on to win again at home 11-7.

TEAM!!!

Cheers and Go Irish!🍀🥍⚡

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