Boston College punched its ticket to the NCAA lacrosse quarterfinals Sunday with a little help from Charlotte North.
The Eagles took down Denver 13-8 to move on to the next round. North started off the scoring just two minutes into the game, and the goal marked the 342nd of her career, making her the NCAA’s all-time leader in goals.
With the goal, she passed previous leader Courtney Murphy, who scored 341 goals while playing for Stony Brook from 2014-2018.
Shortly after the record-breaking tally, North notched her second goal of the game to put her team up 2-0.
Check out all 4⃣ goals Charlotte North scored to set the new NCAA career goals record (345) and help No. 3 @BCwlax punch their 🎟️ the #NCAAWLAX quarterfinals! pic.twitter.com/i6PbHulzhU— NCAA Lacrosse (@NCAALAX) May 15, 2022
Check out all 4⃣ goals Charlotte North scored to set the new NCAA career goals record (345) and help No. 3 @BCwlax punch their 🎟️ the #NCAAWLAX quarterfinals! pic.twitter.com/i6PbHulzhU
The Eagles and Pioneers stayed competitive through the first half, with Boston College taking an 8-5 lead into halftime.
While the Eagles committed 22 turnovers, big defensive efforts in the second half helped them fend off the Denver offense and secure the win. Goalie Rachel Hall made eight saves to maintain the team’s advantage.
In addition to North’s four goals, Caitlynn Mossman added three of her own for the hat trick to help Boston College advance to the Elite Eight.
No. 3 seed Boston College next will face No. 6 seed Loyola Maryland at 2:30 p.m. ET Thursday for a spot in the Final Four.