No. 7 Duke 16-15 No. 2 expelled from Boston College

Durham – Sr. Maddie JennerIn an exciting women’s lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon at Coskinen Stadium, they beat seventh-ranked Duke 16-15 and second-placed Boston College 1:21 with one goal remaining.

With the win, the Blue Devils won their ninth game in a row, improving to 15-1, 6-1 ACC, handing over their second defeat of the season to the Eagles (13-2, 5-2 ACC). Duke’s record is the best start since 2006 when the Blue Devils reached the NCAA Semifinals as ACC regular season champions.

“We knew there would be a war today,” said the head coach Kerstin Kimmel Said. “Of course Boston College are the best team to score a ton of goals [control] It was a big focus, we need to be efficient in crime, and statistically, I believe we did it. This game validates what we have always thought, that is why we are a great team.

As a graduate student, she led the Blue Devils with five hat-tricks AB Laundry The 100th point of his career with three goals. Saturday marked the third consecutive game of laundry with a hat-trick Catriona Barry, Anna Kalahan, Eva Greco Jenner added three points to the victory.

The Blue Devils’ defensive unit was strong throughout the game, and it was one of the strongest offenses in the country. Redshirt Jr. Maddie Johnston He accelerated the defense with the top five ground balls of his career.

Senior Goalkeeper Sophia Leros Got a start between the pipes and finished the match with eight saves among the newcomers Kennedy Everson Quality saw minutes and the fourth made a huge profit from the Charlotte North free-position effort at 5:52.

Greco also topped the Duke board for the second year in a row with two goals in two and a half minutes. Katie Keller At 12:36 they added their first scores. The Eagles responded in two, but four of the next five to close the opening 15 were Duke Gas. With seven minutes to go, Barry led the way with a goal and a penny, giving the Duke a 6-3 edge.

Leros was instrumental in the first quarter with four saves from seven Boston College shots.

When the Blue Devils took an 11-7 lead, in the second leg, Calahan fired two complete rockets into the top of the net.

Jenner and Duke extended the lead after a break for the second year (13-7). Katie Decimon The third was quickly found within 90 seconds. Boston College won the toss and elected to field.

At the start of the fourth, Boston College beat the Duke 5-2, leading 14-10, but its defense was as tough as every game. Boston College’s Kyla Martello shook the net on her fourth day, tying the game 15-15 with 2:40 left. Jenner gained a crucial balance control and performed an aggressive ending, proving that she was more than the queen of balance control. Caroline Dibellis Placing a high pass outside the crease, Jenner finished for his second goal, giving Duke a one-goal lead (16-15).

With only ticks left under 90, the Eagles drew level and looked well behind the net, but the graduate student Katie Cosgrove It closed, forcing a turnover and giving the Duke victory.

Drawing is always important, especially in the next few games.

Duke completed the day in 9-of-12 clearings and 3-of-3 free-position attempts.

Duke’s offense Boston College top scorer Charlotte North finished fourth in the national rankings, keeping her scoreless throughout the first half. She completed two goals. Belle Smith led the Eagles with nine points from three goals and six assists.

The No. 1 Duke of North Carolina will end the regular season on Thursday. The inaugural draw will be held at ESPNU at 8 p.m.

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