Watch: Boston College scores with 18 seconds left to advance to NCAA final

Cassidy Weeks #12 of the Boston College Eagles reacts after scoring against the Maryland Terrapins play during the fourth quarter of the Division I Womens Lacrosse Semifinals held at Homewood Field on May 27, 2022 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Greg Fiume/NCAA Photos via Getty Images)

Boston College women’s lacrosse mounted a thrilling comeback Friday, scoring with 18 seconds left on the clock to down Maryland 17-16 and clinch a place in the NCAA championship game.

Charlotte North set up the go-ahead goal, scoring her sixth of the night to tie things up with three minutes left in regulation.

Cassidy Weeks then notched the unlikely game-winner with only seconds to spare.

The Eagles were propelled by a series of impressive late defensive stops against an efficient Maryland offense.

“I really give all the credit to the defense,” BC head coach Acacia Walker-Weinstein said after the game. “The goals are in a way the easy part. The defense is the most challenging part of the game. And our defense really stepped up and I was just proud of the risks they took. They took really athletic, smart risks and gave us the opportunity to score.”

Boston College will face North Carolina in the tournament final at noon ET Sunday on ESPN.