Syracuse (15-4, 5-2 Atlantic Coast) lost to Boston College. (18-0, 7-0) 14-13 in the ACC tournament semifinals. It was the second time this season that the Orange fell to the Eagles.
The game was back and forth from the start. BC got on the board first but Syracuse quickly responded. The first half ended tied at seven.
Which happened. And quick, like in only six seconds. Zac Tucci won a clean faceoff, got the ground ball, had plenty of room to fire a shot, and did so past Porter again on the near-side post, this time on the upper end of the net. After that, Im not so sure why John Desko didnt call a timeout. A couple minutes past before the game-winner for Gavin. Just like his first goal, Gavin was behind the net, this time with Andrew Helmer on him. He went to his right before switching to his left, snuck between Helmer and Marcus Cunningham and hit the high near-side corner of the net for the goal inches away from Porter. After that goal, Desko did call his first timeout. Throughout most of the game, UNC took some long, lengthy possessions to keep it a low-scoring game. That helped them stay in it against the Orange. The faceoff battles were much more even than in the first meeting. Jake Phaup took the majority of them and won just less than 50%. Danny Varello went 1-of-5. Once again, the Tar Heels double-poled the first midfield. Jamie Trimboli and Curry (sometimes Buttermore when Trimboli wasnt on) both got long sticks, while Voigt got a SSDM. This was a good hit. Tyson Bomberry with a HUGE hit. No flag. pic.twitter.com/l49v28cS4M
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But in the second half, Syracuse built a three goal lead on the Eagles. Once SU reached 13 goals, BC scored four goals, including two in the final two minutes, to win the game.
Boston College senior Sam Apuzzo, who had nine points in the early season matchup, was held to three goals. While Tewaaraton finalist Emily Hawryschuk once again notched four goals for SU, Sam Swart, Megan Carney and Mary Rahal each had two goals. Junior Asa Goldstock had eight saves against the Eagles.
Share Share THE ORANGE ARE JUICE AGAIN: Boston College Womens Lacrosse Outslugs Syracuse 14-13 In Wild ACC Semifinal tweet share Reddit Pocket Flipboard Email Boston College fans would be forgiven for being on the edge of their seats during Friday evenings ACC semifinal.
In a wild back-and-forth game at Alumni Stadium, the Boston College Eagles outlasted the No. 4 seeded Syracuse Orange 14-13 to set up a date in the ACC championship Sunday.
The Eagles were down 13-10 late in the second half, before the Eagles scored four unanswered goals, culminating in a Taylor Walker goal with 17 seconds left in the game to give the Eagles the win.
Walkers goal was her third of the game, completing a much-needed hat trick for the senior. Sam Apuzzo also had a hat trick in the effort.
The Eagles will now face the winner of North Carolina v. Duke in the late game at Alumni Stadium Sunday in the ACC championship game. The Eagles, obviously, have beaten both of them this season, but Eagles fans would be forgiven for having nervous anticipation for the big game.