The Division 1 Women’s Lacrosse season is in full swing now with every team having at least one game under their belt. Here is a brief summary of some important games from last week as well as some matchups to lookout for this weekend.
2/25 – Stanford (10) vs Richmond (11)
The Spiders are on fire. Unranked Richmond kept the defensive pressure on the whole night, causing No.16 Stanford to fall to Richmond in their first meeting in program history. Nicole Concannon had an impressive overall performance, scoring 4 goals for Spiders. The Cardinals were down 8-11 with just two minutes remaining, and almost caused overtime but the Spiders stayed strong, winning the final possession with a forced turnover from Sophia DiCenso and ran out the clock.
The Spiders play Coastal Carolina this Friday, March 4 at 12pm EST. Stanford has a bye week, facing California at home on Friday, March 11 at 2PM PT.
2/26 – Syracuse (17) vs Notre Dame (16) Overtime
This was the type of game lacrosse fans live for. #3 Syracuse toppled #Notre Dame in overtime to secure it’s first ACC win off the season. With less than 20 seconds to go, Notre Dame’s Mary Kelly Doherty tied the game off of a free position. Emma Tyrrell led the charge for the Orange with 4 goals and 3 assists, and the Irish’s Madison Ahern scored 6 goals. Notre Dame converted on 9 of 11 eight-meter free possessions, but Syracuse outperformed with 38 shots taken to Notre Dame’s 25.
Syracuse took on Northwestern on Tuesday March 1, with Northwestern pulling out the win in OT. Notre Dame takes the field next on Sunday at 12PM Est at home vs Virginia.
2/26 – Boston College (15) vs Brown (9)
The reigning Women’s Lacrosse National Champions faced Brown in Providence, and while they got the win, Brown held them to their smallest margin of victory so far this season. Goalie Erin Tucker had an impressive 13 saves, including 4 against the powerhouse Charlotte North. Even when Brown was down by 6, they answered to go on a 3 goal run, bringing the score to 9-6. The Eagles didn’t back down, and went on to go on an unanswered 6 goal run to secure a 15-6 lead. Even though the loss was hard, Head Coach Bongiorno said after that their performance against BC “was our best game yet,”.
Boston College looks to continue their undefeated run against Louisville on Saturday at 12pm EST. Brown will face Columbia in New York at the same time.