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No. 1 Syracuse Crushes No. 4 Duke to Remain Unbeaten

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No. 6 Maryland Hands No. 2 North Carolina First Loss

No. 7 Virginia Rallies Late, Wins in OT vs. No. 19 Johns Hopkins

No. 3 Notre Dame Pitches Shutout vs. No. 15 Ohio State

No. 7 Cornell Shut Out in 2nd Half But Nips Penn in Triple OT

Cannizzaro, LaPlante Lead No. 5 Denver by Penn State

No. 10 Princeton Fends off Rally by No. 9 Yale

Georgetown Hands No. 11 Marquette First Loss of Season

Bellistri, Blynn Score Four Each as #12 Brown Tops Manhattan

No. 14 Loyola Starts Slow But Uses 10-1 Run to Top Lafayette

No. 15 Harvard Comes Up Short in Double OT at Dartmouth

Siskind, Drenner Help No. 16 Towson Edge Binghamton

No. 18 Black Knights Hold off Lehigh for Patriot Victory

Fairfield Upends No. 20 Villanova on Stadium Dedication Day

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No. 1 Syracuse Hosts No. 4 Duke Sunday in ACC Showdown

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No. 3 Boston College Defeats USC to Move to 11-1

Newton, Mass. -- No. 3 Boston College lacrosse (11-1, 4-1 ACC) downed Southern California (7-3, 3-0 PAC 12) Monday afternoon at the Newton Lacrosse Field to improve to 11-1 on the season.

Game Information
Score: #2/3 Boston College --16, USC -- 12
Records: Boston College (11-1, 4-1 ACC), USC (7-3, 3-0 PAC 12)
Location: Newton Sports Complex - Newton, Mass.
Attendance: 189

BC Highlights
• With her seven draw controls against USC, senior midfielder Mikaela Rix broke the program's all-time draw control record, amassing 217 throughout her career.

• Midfielders Sarah Mannelly and Mikaela Rix each tallied four goals to lead the Eagles to victory.

• Five Eagles (Sarah Mannelly, Mikaela Rix, Covie Stanwick, Caroline Margolis, Tess Chandler) recorded multi-goal games.

Turning Point
• Six consecutive Boston College goals within three minutes (from 6:48 to 9:40) gave the Eagles a 12-7 advantage at the half put the lead out of the Trojans' grasp.

How It Happened
• USC put the Eagles in a 4-2 hole in the first seven minutes of the game.

• A four-goal flurry powered by Mikaela Rix and Caroline Margolis gave BC a 6-4 lead and forced the Trojans to take a timeout with 17:20 left in the first half.

• The Eagles broke away with six more goals in the opening frame to head into halftime leading, 12-7.

• Goals from Tess Chandler, Sarah Mannelly, and Covie Stanwick maintained BC's lead despite the Trojans scoring three straight goals late in the second half.

The Eagles return to ACC play when they host #4 Duke on Saturday, April 4 at 1:00 p.m.

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NEWTON, Mass. – USC (7-3) dropped a 16-12 decision to No. 2-ranked Boston College (11-1) at Newton Field on Monday, March 30. The loss snapped the Trojans' school-record seven-game winning streak.

For the first time in 10 games, the Trojans were unable to win the center circle and were outdrawn, 19-11, by the Eagles. Despite an even 30 shots for both teams and just eight USC turnovers, two major scoring runs (6-0 and 4-0) by Boston College created too large a distance for the Trojans to overcome.

Junior midfielder Amanda Johansen scored four goals to lead all Trojan scorers and picked up a pair of ground balls and draw controls. USC's four attackers scored two goals each including junior Caroline de Lyra and sophomores Cynthia Del Core, Michaela Michael, and Caroline Cordrey. De Lyra also turned in three assists to lead the team with five points and added a caused turnover and ground ball. Del Core had an assist, two ground balls, a draw control, and a caused turnover. Michael led the Trojans with five draw controls and contributed a caused turnover.

In goal, freshman Gussie Johns had a career-best eight saves including six in the second half and finished with five ground balls and a caused turnover. Johns also faced a season-high 30 shots. Junior midfielder Kelsey Dreyer added a pair of ground balls and a caused turnover for the Trojan defense.

For the Eagles, both Mikaela Rix and Sarah Mannelly scored four goals apiece. Caroline Margolis had three goals and dished out two assists. Margolis and Rix each had seven draw controls to lead the effort in the center circle. Molly Erdle had four ground balls and a pair of caused turnovers and in goal, Zoe Ochoa produced six saves.

Boston College won the first draw and went down the field to score first with just 60 seconds off the clock. Though the Eagles won the next draw, Johns came up with a big save to send the Trojans the other direction. Johansen rolled the left side of the crease to score and evened things at one-all at 27:24. Less than 30 seconds later, USC won the draw and Del Core scored unassisted to put the Trojans up, 2-1. A breakdown off the draw allowed BC to go down the field uncontested and for Rix to score and even the game at two goals a side.

USC scored back-to-back goals to take a brief 4-2 lead as Johansen converted on a free-position shot at 24:17 and Del Core went low off a pass from de Lyra to score at 23:28. It was a short-lived advantage as Margolis scored just 16 second later to spark a 6-0 run by the Eagles that would lift them to an 8-4 lead with just over 10 minutes to the halftime break. The Trojans finally snapped the streak when Del Core disrupted the BC clear attempt, took the ground ball, and set Johansen up with a scoring opportunity from the eight-meter arc. The free-position goal pulled USC within three at 8-5, but the Eagles responded with another run of four straight goals to lead, 12-5, with 3:31 left on the clock. The Trojans shaved two off the lead with goals de Lyra and Johansen, but went into the break down, 12-7.

The Women of Troy won the first draw of the second half and set up their offense to get a clear shot for Michael at the top of the arc. Michael's goal at 29:35 pulled USC within four, but that was as close as the Trojans would get. BC got back-to-back goals within 11 seconds of each other by Mannelly and Tess Chandler to go up, 14-8, at the 25:18 mark. Michael took a pass from Del Core as the Trojans transitioned from defense to offense and scored to get back within five, 14-9, with 22:20 left to go, but the Eagles had another answer as Margolis hit Covie Stanwick with a pass for the goal and another six-point lead at 15-9.

USC scored the next two to get back within four, but had opportunities to close the gap even further. De Lyra scored at 14:37 before Cordrey went unassisted to score with 9:06 left in the game. Down, 15-11, BC called a timeout and came out to set up its offense. Mannelly took a pass from Margolis to score one final Eagle goal at 7:08. Cordrey ran straight down the center of the arc to take a pass from de Lyra and score at 6:43 to cut the lead back down to four at 16-12, but the Eagles stood fast their ground and turned away every Trojan attempt to secure the win.

USC (3-0 MPSF) will now turn its attention to conference games for the rest of the regular season. The Trojans start out on the road this Friday and must play four of their final six games away from home. USC takes on Oregon (8-3, 2-1 MPSF) in a 1:00 p.m. PT start at Papé Field in Eugene, Ore., on Friday (April 3). The game is set for broadcast on the Pac-12 Networks with Jason Knapp and Kara Lentz on the call.

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