CHESTNUT HILL, MA - Rutgers scored five of the first six goals of the game en route to a 10-3 victory against Boston college in BIG EAST women’s lacrosse action Friday night at Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill, MA. The win is the second-straight league victory for the Scarlet Knights improving their BIG EAST mark to 2-3, while evening their overall record to 6-6 for the season.
Rutgers jumped out to an early 2-0 lead with a pair of free-position goals in the first five minutes of the game by freshman Jamie Farewell (Medford Lakes, NJ) and junior Lisa Savage (Cortlandt Manor, NY).
Following more than 10 minutes of scoreless action, Boston College finally got on the scoreboard with a goal by Susie Breaznell.
The high power Scarlet Knight offense would not let the Eagles creep back into the game however, recording the game’s next three goals to push the RU lead to 5-1 at halftime.
Sophomore Emily Widrick (Carthage, NY) put an end to another extended period of scoreless action that lasted nearly 10 minutes with an unassisted goal at the 5:27 mark of the first half to open the Scarlet Knight run.
Rutgers got its third free-position tally when senior Maggie Bopp (Lindenhurst, NY) hit the back of the net a little more than a minute later and freshman Katie Batiuk (Jackson, NJ) scored her team-high 25th goal of the season, putting home a Cristina Curiale (Summit, NJ) feed less than two minutes after that to open the four-goal halftime lead.
Boston College tried to rally with a pair of goals by Breaznell to begin the second half, cutting the RU lead to 5-3.
That was all the Eagles would score the rest of the game however as Rutgers junior goalie Lyndsey Feldman (Ft. Myers, FL) made eight saves in the contest, allowing just three goals in all 60 minutes of action between the pipes. She was aided by solid defensive plays from juniors Alexis Hiering (Toms River, NJ) and Catherine Seals (Long Valley, NJ), who each had two ground balls and one caused turnover.
Rutgers tacked on five insurance goals to end the contest, earning the 10-3 victory.
Widrick added two more unassisted goals, while Batiuk (free position goal), Farewell (unassisted) and Bopp (Hiering) each had one more score for Rutgers.
The victory improved Rutgers to 8-1 all-time against BC and 4-0 in BIG EAST competition. Friday also marked the sixth time in 12 games this season, Rutgers has scored 10 or more goals.
Rutgers will close out its four-game road swing in Durham, NH, against the University of New Hampshire on Sunday at 1 p.m.