Congratulations are in order for the Boston College Eagles women’s lacrosse team (not that there is an official men’s team from which to distinguish, but that is a matter which most of the BC blogosphere would be happy to discuss with you), who qualified for the 2013 NCAA Tournament on Sunday. It is their second berth in program history, with the previous having come in 2011.
The Eagles had a 12-7 record in the regular season and will get into the big lax dance as an at-large bid. Recently, Boston College made it as far as the Atlantic Coast Conference semifinals, falling to the North Carolina Tar Heels.
BC drew Dartmouth as their first-round matchup in Syracuse’s region. The Eagles and Big Green will face off at the Carrier Dome on Friday, May 10, at 4pm. The winner of that game will play Syracuse in the second round, with the victor moving on to the national quarterfinal round. The full tournament bracket is available here.
Boston College has only beaten Dartmouth once in eleven tries since the program’s inception, though few meetings have been recent.