Northwestern lacrosse is back on top of the NCAA after a dominant showing in the women’s lacrosse title game, beating Boston College 18-6.
Star attacker Izzy Scane had four goals, setting Northwestern’s single-season and all-time program scoring records. Her 99th on the year, she broke her own program single-season goals record, and broke Selena Lasota’s program record of 287 career goals with 291.
“If I can lay myself on the line for the girls to the left and right of me,” Scane said, “I’m going to do it 20 times over.”
IZZY SCANE MAKES HISTORY 👏Her 99th goal of the season is a single-season program record for @NULax 📈 pic.twitter.com/XuY9xrdzHd— espnW (@espnW) May 28, 2023
IZZY SCANE MAKES HISTORY 👏Her 99th goal of the season is a single-season program record for @NULax 📈 pic.twitter.com/XuY9xrdzHd
She wasn’t the only one scoring, as freshman Madison Taylor also had four goals and Erin Coykendall had three for the Wildcats.
It’s Northwestern’s eighth national title, and first since 2012.
With all of those titles coming under head coach Kelly Amonte Hiller, she’s now tied for the most for a single head coach in women’s lacrosse with Terrapins coach Cindy Timchal.
“Honestly, it means everything,” Amonte Hiller said. “I can’t even tell you what went into this. So many years from 2012, the last time we won … it means so much. I am so proud of this group. I said in the summer before the season we have to get them to believe. They believed in everything. It’s so sweet. I’m so proud of this group.”
Northwestern defended well on top of getting their offense going, forcing 21 turnovers.