The fourth time was the charm for Acacia Walker Weinstein and her Boston College squad. BC women's lacrosse won their first ever national championship dropping ACC rival Syracuse 16-10 in a cloudy cool day in Towson, Maryland. Charlotte North was electric again, scoring six goals for the Eagles, while goalkeeper Rachel Hall continued to make six big saves to seal the win.
The teams battled back and forth throughout the first half, with Boston College taking a 9-8 lead at halftime. But it was all Eagles in the second half, as the team outscored the Orange 6-2 in the second, controlling possession and draining the clock with suffocating defense and big saves.
Senior Charlotte North had arguably the biggest game of her career, scoring six goals, and breaking the record for most goals in a season (men or women) with 102. Belle Smith, Courtney Weeks, Cara Urbank and Jenn Medjid all notched two goals apiece. Boston College's defense was fierce as well, doubling star Meghan Tyrell and holding her scoreless in a half for the first time since the ACC Championship game.
This was the fourth matchup between the Eagles and Orange this season. Before this game, the Orange had won the previous two, defeating BC in the ACC Tournament Semi-finals.
This was a big moment for Boston College athletics, who have not seen a national championship on campus since 2012. And for head coach Walker Weinstein, she becomes just the third coach in BC history to win a national championship joining men's hockey coaches Jerry York and John "Snooks" Kelley.
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