No. 6 Maryland barely escapes with 3-2 win against Boston College
NEWTON, Mass. -- Junior Hayley Brock scored in the 92nd minute to give No. 6 Maryland a 3-2 overtime victory against No. 23 Boston College at the Newton Campus Lacrosse and Soccer Field.
The victory lifts the Terps to 11-3-2 overall on the season and to 6-1-1 in ACC play. The win also keeps the Terrapins atop the ACC standings with 19 points. The Eagles fall to 8-5-2 overall and 2-4-0 in the conference.
Boston College jumped out to an early 1-0 lead when Casey Morrison got on the end of a Kristen Mewis corner kick and finished it into the upper right corner in the 12th minute.
Maryland responded in the 25th minute on a 25-yard blast from freshman Shannon Collins, tying the match at a goal apiece on her first collegiate goal.
The Terps struck again as halftime approached. Freshman Gabby Galanti worked her way free just inside the 18-yard box and ripped a shot into the upper right corner, giving Maryland a 2-1 lead.
But, just like last year's meeting between these two teams, this one headed to overtime thanks to a Mewis penalty kick in the 68th minute.
Unlike last season, the Terps emerged with the win as Brock netted the game-winner two minutes into the first overtime. Brock had a breakaway and managed to slide the ball under BC keeper Alexa Gaul for her fourth game-winner of the season.
Redshirt freshman Rachelle Beanlands made two stops in the match while Gaul did not record a save, letting in all three shots on goal by the Terps.