FINAL FOUR

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BOSTON COLLGE

#4 Boston College (15) vs #1 Maryland (13)

Boston College upset #1 seeded Maryland in the Final Four semifinals to move onto the 2018 NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Championship against James Madison University (“JMU”).  The win over the Terrapins was the first time Boston College defeated Maryland in program history and moved the Eagles onto their second consecutive NCAA Championship Game.

Apuzzo a Force on the Field

Sam Apuzzo - 2018 Tewaaraton Award

Sam Apuzzo (#2 Boston College) - Tewaaraton Award Winner - drives left handed against Julia Braig (#24 Maryland) in the midfield at 2018 NCAA Women's Lacrosse Final Four © Equity IX - SportsOgram - Leigh Ernst Friestedt
Sam Apuzzo (Boston College #2) checks ball away from Megan Whittle (Maryland #23) cradling left handed in the midfield running full speed at 2018 NCAA Women's Lacrosse Championship - Tewaaraton Award © Equity IX - SportsOgram - Leigh Ernst Friestedt
#2 Sam Apuzzo (Boston College) rolls the crease and shoots the yellow lacrosse ball left handed against Maryland defenders #24 Julia Braig and #34 Megan Taylor in goal with another Maryland defender #22 trying to get up in the crease - 2018 NCAA Women's Lacrosse Final Four © Equity IX - SportsOgram - Leigh Ernst Friestedt

Arsenault in Action

Dempsey Arsenault (#18 Boston College) in red jersey wearing goggles attacks left handed against Kathy Rudkin (#33 Maryland) in white jersey with red goggles - 2018 NCAA Women's Lacrosse Final Four © Equity IX - SportsOgram - Leigh Ernst Friestedt
#18 Dempsey Arsenault (Boston College) shoots the lacrosse ball against #34 Megan Taylor (Maryland Goalie) - 2018 NCAA Women's Lacrosse Final Four -#33 Kathy Rudkin Maryland defender is trying to check from behind but is too late © Equity IX - SportsOgram - Leigh Ernst Friestedt

Chandler Towers Above

#5 Tess Chandler (Boston College) at 6'0" wearing a knee brace on her left shoots the ball right handed from behind Maryland's lacrosse goal - Maryland goalie Megan Taylor is ducking in cage and #25 Maryland defense Lizzie Colson is diving across the goal to stop the ball with her eyes closed - 2018 NCAA Women's Lacrosse Final Four © Equity IX - SportsOgram - Leigh Ernst Friestedt
#5 Tess Chandler (Boston College) at 6'0" wearing a knee brace on her left leg towers above the Maryland defense to shoot the ball right handed from behind the cage over #34 Maryland goalie Megan Taylor- 2018 NCAA Women's Lacrosse Final Four © Equity IX - SportsOgram - Leigh Ernst Friestedt

Physical Game

Two Maryland defenders sandwich and cross check Boston College attacker the yellow lacrosse ball falls to the side with #34 Maryland goalie holding her position in goal waiting for a shot on the near post - 2018 NCAA Women's Lacrosse Final Four - players are wearing knee braces and falling onto the turf © Equity IX - SportsOgram - Leigh Ernst Friestedt
Maryland defense #25 Lizzie Colson cross checks Boston College #26 Cara Urbank wearing a knee brace and going to goal around the crease with #34 Maryland goalie Megan Taylor guarding the near post with her oversized Maryland lacrosse stick - 2018 NCAA Women's Lacrosse Final Four © Equity IX - SportsOgram - Leigh Ernst Friestedt
Maryland defender #25 Lizzie Colson cross checks Boston College attack #26 Cara Urbank on the back to stop Urbank from going to goal coming around the crease trying to score - the ball is falling out of her stick after the hit - 2018 NCAA Women's Lacrosse Final Four - Boston College (15) vs Marland (13) © Equity IX - SportsOgram - Leigh Ernst Friestedt

Urbank Steps it Up

Draw Controls are Key

Meghan Siverson (#37 Maryland) draws against Sam Apuzzo (#2 Boston College) both lacrosse sticks to the side with heads looking up into the air for the ball wearing goggles - 2018 NCAA Women's Lacrosse Final Four © Equity IX - SportsOgram - Leigh Ernst Friestedt

Going for Ground Balls

Two female lacrosse players battle for a ground ball with their lacrosse sticks on the turf - Boston College vs Maryland - 2018 NCAA Women's Lacrosse Final Four © Equity IX - SportsOgram - Leigh Ernst Friestedt

Defending the Terps

First Victory in History

Head Coach Acacia Walker celebrates with Tess Chandler after Boston College defeats #1 Maryland at 2018 NCAA Women's Lacrosse Final Four © Equity IX - SportsOgram - Leigh Ernst Friestedt

Eagles Fans

#5 Tess Chandler (Boston College) celebrates with Boston College friends and fans after win against Maryland at 2018 NCAA Women's Lacrosse Final Four Semi Finals © Equity IX - SportsOGram - Leigh Ernst Friestedt - Photo by Margaret Hyatt
Boston College Head Coach, Acacia Walker, celebrates with daughter after win against Maryland at 2018 Women's Lacrosse Final Four © Equity IX - SportsOgram - Leigh Ernst Friestedt - Photo by Margaret Hyatt

GAME ARTICLE

Boston College vs Maryland

Photos by Margaret Hyatt – Article by Ellie Majure

2018 NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Final Four (May 25, 2018) © Equity IX, LLC