Charlotte North set a Boston College and ACC women’s lacrosse single-game record with a jaw-dropping 10 goals in a 21-11 conquering of Virginia Tech on Saturday in Blacksburg, Virginia.
Not only did North nearly outscore Virginia Tech all by herself, her 10-goal effort also surpassed the previous single-game record of nine, held by Sam Apuzzo via a massive effort against Navy on Feb. 24, 2018, and Jenn Medjid, who posted nine scores versus Louisville this earlier season on March 28.
North put the ball in the net and helped BC maintain control of it. She tied her career record of 13 draw controls in the game, forced a career-high three turnovers, and assisted a goal.
Charlotte North is in the midst of an outstanding season, now reaching 47 goals in 10 games following the VT performance. She leads the ACC in goals per game at 4.7 and is third in the league in points per game with 5.3 (53 total points).
After the win, which was Boston College’s sixth in a row, the team is now 9-1 overall and 5-1 in the ACC, tied for second in the conference with Syracuse and one game back of undefeated North Carolina. The Golden Eagles next welcome Notre Dame to Chestnut Hill for two games on Thursday and Saturday, then have two massive meetings at Syracuse to close out the regular season.
A rough season got rougher for the Hokies, which fell to 3-8 overall and 0-6 in ACC play after Charlotte North dropped 10 on them. VT will look for its first conference victory of 2021 when it heads to Duke on Saturday.
Now for the other lacrosse news for the week of April 6-12, 2021:
Last Week in Lacrosse
-The ACC men’s champion will not be undefeated. Notre Dame put the first blemish of the season on No. 1 Duke’s record, 13-8, shutting down Michael Sowers and giving head coach Kevin Corrigan his 311th at ND, which sets the record for the most games won at a single DI school.
-US Lacrosse released its first HS Boys and HS Girls players of the week for various regions.
-Looks like the NCAA Men’s Tournament early rounds will be held at four neutral sites this year. While we don’t know the sites for those yet, we do know the quarterfinals will still be held at Hofstra and Notre Dame.
-Northwestern’s Izzy Scane continues to light opponents up this season. She dropped 11 points on Ohio State this weekend and hopped on The Stick Drop to chat with Sheehan Stanwick.
-In other women’s lacrosse news, it’s about time to start appreciating the historic tandem of UNC’s Jenny Levy and Jamie Ortega.
-The first wave of Inside Lacrosse’s 2023 5-star recruits is out, including McCabe Millon, the son of the USA legend.
-Even more ACC cannibalization this week, as Virginia got revenge in round two against North Carolina.
Get Caught Up on LAS Content!
Miss out on what we did last week? Here’s a recap of some of our top content from the last seven days:
KCAC Climbing – NAIA Stock Report
Saint Ambrose and William Penn are rising, while Lawrence Tech is falling – catch up on what happened last week in NAIA men’s lacrosse with this update from Nick Pietras.
Is There a New No. 1?: NCAA DI Men’s Weekly Rankings Week 8 Ballots
Tons of volatility from the top to bottom of the top 20 means Ryan Conwell and Nick Zoroya have a lot of explaining to do.
Return of the Rivalry – The Passion is Real in DIII Lacrosse
Hope College men’s lacrosse coach Mike Schanhals takes you inside a DIII rivalry filled with passion and intensity.
Possible PLL Coaches
Nick Zoroya took a look at former MLL bosses and other coaches across the sport who could be excellent additions to PLL when the league expands further in the future.
DI Men’s Preseason Top 20 Updates in Memes
Ryder Cochrane updates you on every team from the DI men’s preseason top 20 through the use of memes. Be prepared to laugh, cry, or nod you head in agreement depending on which team is yours.
Chris Boushy – Going Offsides
Chris Boushy was last week’s guest on the Going Offsides podcast and also offered up some further insight by featuring in our Athlete Spotlight series.