Feb. 27, 2013
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - The UConn women's lacrosse team improved to 2-0 with a 13-8 victory at No. 15 Boston College on Wednesday afternoon. The Huskies secured the first victory over a ranked team since winning at No. 18 Stanford on March 4, 2007.
“We followed the game plan. It was a total team effort,” said UConn Head Coach Katie Woods. “We prepared really well for this. We had a lot of people do great things.”
“We controlled the pace when we needed to and we pushed the pace when the game called for that,” said Woods. “The players did a good job staying in the moment and taking things one play at a time.”
Freshman Carly Palmucci led the way with four goals and one assist for five points. Juniors Lauren Kahn and Kacey Pippitteach added three goals. Kahn led all players with four caused turnovers and two groundballs.
“Lauren Kahn played really well,” added Woods. “Our defense did such a great job getting them out of their gameplan.”
Freshman keeper Shannon Neemade eight saves to earn the victory.
The two teams went back and forth leading to an 8-7 BC advantage with 20:24 remaining in the second half. UConn then rallied for six straight goals to earn the marquee road victory.
Palmucci and Pippitt gave UConn a 2-0 lead just 6:04 into the contest. Following a BC goal, Kahn and freshman Alexandra Croftseach scored to give UConn a 4-1 lead, its largest of the first half.
After two straight tallies from BC at 15:24 and 18:46 to make it 4-3 in favor of UConn, the two teams traded goals the rest of the half to finish with UConn ahead, 7-5.
Boston College notched three straight to open the second and half and take an 8-7 lead before the Huskies went on the game-deciding run.
During the decisive 6-0 run, Kahn and Palmucci each tallied two goals with Pippitt and Catherine Grossfinding the net as well.
UConn will look for the fourth 3-0 start in program history when the Huskies travel to Hamden, Conn. to face Quinnipiac on Saturday, March 2 at 12 p.m.