The Boston College Men’s Club Lacrosse program opened its 2018 season this past weekend with a trip to the University of Pittsburgh. Coming off a great 14-9 win against NCAA Div. II Bentley University, the #24 Eagles went into Pittsburgh ready to roll. In the Eagles’ first game of the weekend against the University of Pittsburgh Panthers, Spencer Bromley, a Canadian graduate student from McGill University, made his Boston College debut. His impact on offense was enormous as he notched 4 goals, an assist, and 7 ground balls. Colin Trimble ‘20 got the surprise start Friday and stepped up with two goals in the game. Returning starters David Hincks ‘18 and Seamus Scaring ’18 both had big days as well. Hincks totaled 6 points, scoring 4 with 2 assists. Scaring regulated the offense by dishing out a hat trick of assists, and tallied one goal against the Panthers. Positional specialists dominated for the Eagles with senior face off specialist Griffin Carney winning 19 draws and senior goalie Mike O’Keefe making 8 saves on 14 shots. At the end of the day, the Eagles earned a hard-fought win, 14-6.
Game two of the Eagles’ Pittsburgh road trip came against a tough opponent, the #10 Michigan State Spartans. The Eagles struck first going up 1-0 with a goal from Joe Tarquini ‘20. However, the Spartans quickly answered, and this back and forth continued until the score was knotted up at deuces. From here on out, the Eagles would be chasing the Spartans, eventually falling 14-8. David Hincks and Joe Tarquini led the scoring with three and two goals respectively. Kevin Sheridan ‘18 and Nick Yennaco ‘18 added a goal a piece and Connor Barrett ‘20, who filled in for the absent Spencer Bromley, finished one on the doorstep to add another. Despite giving up 14 goals, the defense led by senior Ryan Neff looked strong as most goals were given up in unsettled situations. After starting the season 1-1, the Eagles look to bounce back and get a statement win this weekend in Atlanta where they face two highly ranked opponents, #6 Georgia Tech and #2 Chapman University.