On Sunday, Boston College will face off with Syracuse for the fourth time this season. This time there is even bigger stakes on the line, the National Championship.
Matchup: #3 Syracuse (17-3) vs #4 Boston College (17-3) - NCAA Tournament National Championship
On the Line: Women's Lacrosse National Championship (would be the first for either program)
Location: Johnny Unitas Stadium (Towson, MD)
Time: Sunday, May 30, 12:00pm (ET)
Streaming Options: Watch ESPN App, Hulu Live, Sling
Live Stats: LINK
Recap of BC's Semifinal Matchup with UNC:
Series History: Syracuse leads the all-time series 17-7, including a 2-1 edge this season. Boston College won the first of those three matchups 14-13 on April 22nd, with the Orange claiming 16-7 and 19-17 victories in the next two games, including knocking the Eagles out of the ACC Tournament in the semifinals.
Boston College Coming In: The Eagles shocked the world by knocking off previously undefeated North Carolina in the semifinals 11-10. Jenn Medjid had four goals in the game, but the big story was goalkeeper Rachel Hall, who had ten saves, including some big ones against the Tar Heels attack. Hall has been the unsung hero of this squad this season, only allowing 11.25 goals per game and saving just 39.8% of opponent's shots. Charlotte North will be a big name of course to watch. The Tewaaraton Award finalist has scored 96 goals on the season, but was held relatively in check by the Tar Heels on Friday.
Syracuse Coming In: The Orange also had arguably their biggest win of the season on Friday, dominating previously undefeated Northwestern in the semifinals. The Orange however, are playing a bit shorthanded, with their two best players sidelined due to injuries. Emily Hawryschuk and Megan Carney, are both gone for the season with torn ACLs. But the injuries have seemingly not impacted the Orange at all, as they have cruised to the National Championship game, including two wins over the Eagles since the pair went down. Freshman Emma Ward is the reigning US Lacrosse Magazine's National Player of the Week. Meghan Tyrell is one of the top scorers in the country ranking second in points (110), seventh in goals (67) and 11th in assists (43).
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