Top-ranked Boston College got their lacrosse title defense off to a hot start on Sunday, taking down No. 4 Northwestern 18-9.

It’s the Eagles’ 34th straight home win dating back to 2017.

Boston College outshot Northwestern 41-27, with Wildcat goalkeeper Madison Doucette recording a career-high 12 saves.

Caitlynn Mossman scored the first two goals of the game to make it 2-0. Seven different players scored for the Eagles as they jumped out to a 6-1 lead in the first quarter. The teams traded possessions, with Northwestern getting a couple back to make it 8-4.

Charlotte North got her Tewaaraton campaign off to a flying start, scoring seven goals and notching one assist in the win.

Belle Smith and Mossman each notched three goals while Annie Walsh added two.

Jill Girardi notched four goals for the Wildcats, a career-best, as Samantha Smith added two more.

Northwestern will look to rebound against Marquette on Monday, while the Eagles will take on No. 21 Massachusetts on Wednesday.