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Boston College, Frankenfield (Wissahickon) fall short in quest for NCAA title

Monday, 29th May 2017

Categories College, Girl's/Women's  
 

Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 5/29/17
From Press Release

The Boston College lacrosse team lost to No. 1 Maryland, 16-13, in front of a NCAA Women’s Division I Championship Game record 11,668 fans on Sunday afternoon at Gillette Stadium.

Junior Kenzie Kent – the 2017 Most Outstanding Player at the NCAA Championship – led the Eagles with five goals and five assists which tied a career high for 10 points. She tied the NCAA Championship game record with 10 points set by Maryland’s Jen Adams back in 2000.

Laura Frankenfield (Wissahickon) scored once for Boston College in Sunday’s loss to Maryland (Photo courtesy of John Quackenbos)

Kent finished the NCAA Tournament with a NCAA Tournament record 37 points on 21 goals and 16 assists.

The Eagles fought back from behind multiple times and went on a 5-1 run to cut their deficit to 11-10 with 14 minutes left in the game. Maryland responded with a 5-1 run of its own to push the lead back to 16-11 with 4:07 left and would hold on for the win.

Sophomore Sam Apuzzo recorded four goals and matched her career high with eight draw controls. Senior Kate Weeks added a goal and an assist.

PHILLY CONNECTION:
– Senior Laura Frankenfield (Wissahickon, Ultimate Lacrosse) had one goal, which tied the game going into halftime at 5-5, and one draw control.

BC HIGHLIGHTS
– Junior Kenzie Kent tied the NCAA Championship game record with 10 points on five goals and five assists. That number matched her career high.
– Kent also set the NCAA Tournament record for points with 37 (21 goals, 16 assists) in five games.
– Kent was named the Most Outstanding Player of the tournament.
– Sophomore Sam Apuzzo tallied four goals, four ground balls and matched a career high with eight draw controls. She had six in the second half.
– Senior Kate Weeks added a goal and an assist.
– Apuzzo and Weeks were also named to the All-Tournament Team.

TURNING POINT
After Boston College cut its second-half deficit to 11-10, Maryland responded with a 5-1 run to build a 16-11 lead with 4:07 left.

HOW IT HAPPENED

– Maryland opened the game with two goals in the first 1:42, but Apuzzo scored the next two goals to tie it 7:39 after the opening whistle.
– The Terrapins responded with three-straight goals to build a 5-2 lead at the 16:11 mark of the half.
– The Eagles closed out the first half with three unanswered goals to make it a tie game, 5-5.
– Kent, Weeks and senior Laura Frankenfield provided the three BC goals in a span of 3:32, and the Eagle defense held Maryland scoreless for the final 16 minutes, forcing six turnovers.
– Maryland came out hot in the second half with five goals in the first 4:26 to build its largest lead to that point, 10-5.
– BC responded with a 5-1 run over the next 10 minutes to cut the deficit to 11-10 with 14 minutes remaining. Kent factored in all five scores with three goals and two assists.
– Maryland came back with a 5-1 run over the next 10 minutes to push the lead to 16-11 with 4:07 remaining.

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