May. 1, 2005
Newton, MS - Susie Breaznell scored six goals to lead the Boston College women's lacrosse team to an 18-11 win against the Saint Mary's women's lacrosse team on Sunday afternoon at the Newton Campus Lacrosse Field. Jen Utley led the Gaels with four goals and Molly Wagner added three goals.
In the first half, the Eagles came out on fire with 10 straight goals. Five of the first 10 goals came on free position shots. Jackie Yovankin opened up the scoring at 28:24 with a free position goal. Katherine Wagoner followed by free position goals by Katherine Wagoner and Yovankin netted her second goal in two minutes on a free position shot.
Breaznell continued the BC run with four consecutive goals, including two on free position shots. Lizette Blohm extended the Eagles lead to eight at 18:07 when she connected off a pass from Carley St. Lucia. At the 15:58 mark, Breaznell dished a pass to Courtney Legath who found the back of the net for her ninth goal of the season.
St. Lucia notched the 10th straight goal for the Eagles at 14:22. Before Saint Mary's (1-15) got on the board at 11:46 and cut the lead to eight with two goals. Ally High scored the first goal for SMC followed by the first of four goals by Utley at the 11:46 mark.
Yovankin tallied her third goal of the game at 8:41 off a pass from Allie Lloyd and Caitrin Ryan scored with 3:22 remaining in the half. After Ryan's goal, Utley added the back-to-back goals to end the half. Saint Mary's headed into halftime trailing 12-4.
In the second half, Breaznell continued her scoring at 27:59 with her fifth goal of the game. Brennan Joyce assisted on the score. Saint Mary's responded with five goals in seven minutes to make the score 13-10. The Eagles had an answer for the Gaels. BC went on a 4-0 run to stretch its lead to seven. Blohm sparked the run at 11:31 with a free position goal. At 8:43 Breaznell scored her sixth goal of the game and 44th of the season.
Wagoner netted her second score of the day at 8:20 and St. Lucia completed a hat trick at 7:25. The goal is St. Lucia's 150th point of her career. Legath assisted on the goal. Joyce dominated off the draw controls for the Eagles. She won a game-high five draws. Breaznell picked up a team-high three groundballs, while St. Lucia caused a game-high three turnovers.
In goal, Zwirko made four saves, while Tara McKennett played the final 20:40 of regulation and stopped one shot on goal for the Eagles. Augustine made 13 saves for the Gaels BC (10-5) out-shot St. Mary's 42-19 in the game.
Saint Mary's will return to action on May 5-7 when the Gaels host the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation playoffs. Saint Mary's will open the playoffs against Denver in the second game on Thursday, which begins at 2:00 p.m. at Saint Mary's Stadium. The MPSF playoffs will begin at noon when UC Davis and Oregon play against each other.