SECOND HALF SURGE PUSHES BOSTON COLLEGE PAST MONMOUTH, 14-5
NEWTON, MA- Boston College (6-2) used a seven goal run over a 16 minute period in the second half to blow open a close game and cruise to a 14-5 win over Monmouth University (2-6) on Tuesday afternoon.
The Hawks were not intimidated by the Eagles, which have qualified for six consecutive NCAA Tournaments. Alexa Smith (Westhampton Beach, NY/Westhampton Beach) tied the game up early before BC’s Kate Week’s and Emma Schurr tallied back to back goals to give BC a 3-1 lead with 13:44 left in the first half. Junior Caroline Corbliss (Marriottsville, MD/ Marriott’s Ridge) scored her first goal of the contest with 2:00 left on the clock to send the Hawks into the lockeroom down just one.
BC opened up the second frame with a goal but Corbliss tallied her second marker of the game to cut the lead to 4-3 with much of the second half remaining. With 21:12 remaining in the contest BC’s Sam Apuzzo scored the first of what would be seven unanswered goals for the Eagles. Weeks’ third goal finished the run and the Hawks found themselves down 11-3 with just over nine minutes to play. Monmouth tallied a pair of goals over the next seven minutes but BC earned its sixth win of the year by way of the 14-5 final.
Notes & Quotes
"We played a very tough first half, but unfortunately couldn't sustain it for a full 60 minutes. Boston College did a great job on the draw in the second half, which was the major source of the momentum shift.” Monmouth Head Coach Eileen Ghent
"Riley [Brager] performed at a very high level today. She faced a lot of shots, made the saves she should make and added a few incredible saves too. We asked a lot of her, especially at the end of the game, and she continued to rise to the challenge until the end." Ghent on sophomore goalie Riley Brager
§ Riley Brager recorded a career-high 14 saves in the game also picking up three ground balls
§ Monmouth, which was second in the country in free position goal percentage, did not get the opportunity for a free position shot against the Eagles
§ Boston College Played two goaltenders in the contest, each playing a half for the Eagles
§ Freshman Nicole Ceraso, who leads the Hawks in assists, dished out another two in the game
§ Boston College held a 36-20 advantage in shots, including a 23-9 advantage in the second half
§ Draw controls were 3-3 at the half but finished 13-8
§ Four different Eagles scored in double digits
Monmouth closes out the non-conference portion of its schedule with a home game on Sunday against defending CAA Tournament Champions Towson University.