Two years in the title game, two years of heartbreak.
Boston College defeated two of the best teams in the nation to get to the NCAA championship for the second straight year. Much like their contest with Maryland a year ago on the biggest stage, the Eagles came oh so close against James Madison, falling 16-15 at Stony Brook.
Despite a late goal from Tess Chandler (Hopkinton, Mass.) to make it a one-goal game with 23 seconds left on the clock, the Dukes held on to win their first women's lacrosse title in school history.
“It's a disappointing day for our program, but JMU is an incredible team they came out and fought really hard for 60 minutes," said BC coach Acacia Walker. "I think my girls did a good job of responding and breaking up the momentum of the game, but we came up short in the end. I'm so proud of what our program has achieved and you know we will not count that short at all. So much credit to JMU and Shelley [Klaes-Bawcombe] they're amazing, very classy, very strong competitors.”