Newton, MA – Sophomore attacker Jenn Ward tied her career high with three goals and freshman attacker April Iannetta added two goals and one assist but No. 13/No. 8 Boston College used a late 3-0 run to pull away for a 12-10 victory over Hofstra on Saturday afternoon at the Newton Campus Lacrosse and Soccer Field.
The loss drops Hofstra’s record to 1-2 this season, while Boston College improves to 2-1 with the win.
A back and forth first half would see the Eagles take a 5-4 lead into the break. Boston College took an early 3-1 advantage before Hofstra closed the half by scoring three of the next five goals over the final 18:47 to close the deficit to one at halftime.
Junior midfielder Casey Kellogg scored her second of the season to get the Pride going on the half-ending run, with sophomore midfielder Alex Mezzanotte and junior midfielder Emily von Hollen adding Hofstra’s other goals.
The Eagles would once again attempt to pull away in the second stanza as they scored three of the first four goals to lead 8-5 with 23:33 left in regulation following a tally from Brooke Blue.
Hofstra once again responded, though, as Iannetta tallied her second of the game to kick-start a 3-1 scoring run that closed the gap to 9-8 in favor of the Eagles. von Hollen scored an unassisted tally with 14:12 left on the second half clock and Ward followed with her second of the game to pull the Pride within 9-8 with 11:52 remaining.
That would be as close Hofstra would get, though, as Kristin Igoe started a 3-0 run for the Eagles to push the lead to 12-8 in favor of Boston College.
Hofstra closed the game with a pair of goals, including Ward’s third of the game to complete her hat trick, but the Pride was unable to earn the victory.
Freshman midfielder Brittain Altomare added a goal and an assist for Hofstra, which got 12 saves and four ground balls from senior goalie Jaclyn Pandolf.
Junior midfielder Jill Maier led Hofstra with three draw controls.
Blue and Mikaela Rix led Boston College with three goals each.
Catherine Conway earned the win in net for the Eagles with four saves in the contest.
Hofstra returns to action on Thursday when it opens Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) play with a p.m. contest at Drexel.