Sophomore midfielder Alexandra Crofts scored her third goal of the season against Boston College Saturday.
March 1, 2014
STORRS, Conn. – The University of Connecticut women’s lacrosse team dropped its second straight game, falling to No. 10 Boston College, 15-3, Saturday at the George J. Sherman-Family Sports Complex. The Huskies now sit at 1-3 on the season with the loss.
UConn senior midfielder Jordan Christopher (Downingtown, Pa.) opened up the scoring early in the game, netting her third goal of the season in the first minute to put the Huskies up 1-0. After goals from Boston College midfielder Mikaela Rix and attacker Brooke Blue gave the Eagles a 2-1 lead, BC midfielder Cali Ceglarski earned a yellow card for a slash to the head with 20:05 left in the period.
Connecticut took advantage of the man-up situation, as senior midfielder Lauren Kahn (Nanuet, N.Y.) found some space in the 8-meter arc and scored her team-leading ninth goal of the year to tie it at two. The UConn offense would stall from there, managing just one more goal the rest of the way.
The Eagles (4-1) scored the next 10 goals over the next 23 minutes, getting scores from Rix, Blue, attacker Moira Barry, midfielder Sarah Mannelly and attacker Covie Stanwick. Rix finished the game with four goals to lead all scorers, while Blue tallied three scores throughout the contest.
UConn sophomore midfielder Alexandra Crofts (Westport, Conn.) added Connecticut’s third goal with 17:59 remaining in the contest on the Huskies’ only free position attempt Saturday. The Eagles converted two of their six free position attempts on the day.
Connecticut sophomore goalkeeper Shannon Nee (Lancaster, Pa.) had five saves and allowed nine goals, while junior keeper Marya Fratoni (Downingtown, Pa.) allowed six goals and made one save in over 17 minutes of action. Boston College goalkeeper Emily Mata earned her fourth victory of the season after making two saves in 53 minutes of work.
The Huskies were out-shot 28-8 for the game and converted just seven of 16 clear attempts. Both teams controlled 10 draws, while Boston College held a 19-10 advantage on ground balls.
UConn returns to action Wednesday when it faces New Hampshire at 4 p.m. on the road in Durham, N.H.