How do I get in the record book? Go North, Charlotte. Charlotte North leads the (18-3) Boston College Lady Eagles to 16-10 victory over the Syracuse Orange (17-4) to garner BC’s first-ever Women’s DI Lacrosse Championship. North hit rope 6 times and set the All-Time Season scoring record with 102 goals to all but lock up the Tewaaraton Trophy. A 7-2 second half broke open a tightly contested game and was the difference.
“We did everything we could,” head coach Gary Gait said. “I thought we prepared well and knew they were a very good offense that really could put the ball in the back of the net. For a while, we were in the game. Unfortunately, our offense kind of sputtered when we went down a player. That really made the difference.
“It’s been an incredible year. It has been an incredible year with players stepping up. Preseason player of the year Emily Hawryschuk goes down, Megan Carney goes down, we still managed to get to the championship game. I’m super proud of the coaching staff, all the players, all the support staff who helped us get through this crazy year.”
Let’s Break Down the Proceedings Shall We?
North (6g) kicked off the scoring with just 2.48 played with Sam Swart (2g) responding, 1:22 later Cara Urbank (2g,/1a) and North snagging number 98 got it to a 3-1 game. It then became the “Emma” show with Emma Tyrell (1g) and Emma Ward (2g,1a) each scoring their 42nd, and with 18:00 remaining we had a battle raging, 3-3. Sierra Cockereille (1g,1a) completed the Syracuse mini run making it 4-3.
Jenn Medjid (2g,1a), and Belle Smith (2g,2a) each nailed an advantage goal to leapfrog the Orange lead, 5-4. Emily Elhle (1g) added an advantage goal of her own to put it back to a tie game. Swart hit her 41st but Courtney Weeks (3g) buried a feed from Medjid and, 44 seconds later, Belle Smith (2g,2a) made it 7-6 BC. You had to know what was coming. Cara Quimby (1g,1a) deposited her 6th of the season and we had our 6th tie of the half. North at 2:32 and Caitlyn Mossman (1g,4a) gave BC a lead they would not surrender.
Emma Ward got it as close as Syracuse would get at the :23 marks to end the 9-8 half. BC then took complete control fueled by a three-goal surge with Medjid notching number 61, Weeks, North with the historic 100th. Mandy Baxter (1g) briefly stopped the onslaught but North hit for 101, Weeks, and Urbank pushed it to a 15-9 game.
By the Numbers
Meghan Tyrell (1g,1a) and the 102nd for North to pad her record-setting season and not only break the record of 100 but shattering it and. closing the book on the 2021 season. Rachel Hall turned away 9 Syracuse chances and Asa Goldstock became all times saves leader for Syracuse with her four saves. Stats were surpassingly close with Syracuse having a shots advantage, 29-27 but BC had a 20-19 edge with shots on goal. Turnovers were dead even at 13 while Syracuse gobbled more loose balls, 17-12.
Kevin has followed and promoted the game of lacrosse since May 19, 1974.
The same day the Philadelphia Flyers won the Cup, the Philadelphia Wings were introduced to Neibauer and Philadelphia.
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A published writer in JustHockey Magazine, Kevin covered the American Hockey League as well as a monthly story on a pugilist where Kevin used the pen name, The Rink Rat. Neibauer turned his attentions to lacrosse for a few years and does his part, whether podcasting or writing to grow the game. Kevin branched out to his roots and currently provides insight for all Philadelphia teams for Edge of Philly as well as his full-time duties with LaxPhilly.