Undefeated Boston College Holds IWLCA Top 5

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Undefeated Boston College Holds IWLCA Top 5

Behind an undefeated 12-0 record, Boston College is tops among ACC women’s lacrosse teams in the IWLCA Top 25. The Eagles come off a decisive 17-11 win over North Carolina to lock in a top five spot in the rankings.

Though the Tar Heels dropped a game to the Eagles they remain in the top 5 of the poll as well this week.

Virginia moves up two and are in the top 10 but the Cavaliers aren’t the biggest mover among conference teams in the poll. That honor goes to Notre Dame as the Irish return to the Top 25 this week. Notre Dame had been ranked as high as fifteen earlier in March before tumbling out of the Top 25 into the RV category.

Syracuse, ranked #7 last week, stumbles on their loss to #11 Northwestern, 14-10. The Orange drop out of the top 10 and fall four places in the poll.

Virginia Tech and Duke hold steady in the top 20 of the rankings. The Blue Devils head into a challenging match with Syracuse this weekend.

The Hokies and Tar Heels faced off Wednesday with North Carolina taking home a close 13-12 decision. Virginia Tech fell behind early, 6-1 before fighting back to take the lead with 4:09 remaining. It wasn’t enough as North Carolina’s Olivia Ferrucci reeled off two scores in the remaining minutes to clinch the win. Tristan McGinley led the Hokies with four goals.


Undefeated Boston College Holds IWLCA Top 5


IWLCA Top 25

  • #3     Boston College
  • #5     North Carolina
  • #7     Virginia
  • #11    Syracuse
  • #17    Virginia Tech
  • #20    Duke
  • #22    Notre Dame

Boston College leads the conference in offense with a 17 goal per game average and the Eagles’ Sam Apuzzo leads the ACC with an average of 4.33 ppg. North Carolina’s Ela Hazar tops the conference in assists averaging 3.0 per game.

Notre Dame’s goalkeeping leads conference defensive efforts with an average of 10.45 saves per game.

Schedule

Saturday, March 31

  • #3 Boston College @ #7 Virginia  12:00p E  ACC Network Extra
  • #20 Duke @ #11 Syracuse  12:00p E  ACC Network Extra
  • #22 Notre Dame @ #5 North Carolina  12:00p E  ACC Network Extra
  • #17 Virginia Tech @ Louisville  1:00p E  ACC Network Extra


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