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    BC women’s lacrosse tramples Colorado to advance to NCAA quarterfinals

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    Kenzie Kent (4 goals, 5 assists) and the Boston College women’s lacrosse team had Colorado on the run sunday in Newton.

    Sam Apuzzo scored seven goals Sunday as the Boston College women’s lacrosse team defeated visiting Colorado, 21-9, to advance to the NCAA Division 1 quarterfinals for the third year in a row.

    Kenzie Kent had four goals and five assists and Kate Taylor scored three goals as the second-seeded Eagles (20-1) scored 14 goals in the first half in beating up the Buffaloes (11-8).

    BC will face No. 7 Princeton, winners of 11 straight, next weekend in Newton, exact day and time to be determined.

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    The game will be a rematch of last season’s quarterfinals meeting, which was won by BC, 16-10.

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    The Final Four will be played May 24-26 at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore.

    Princeton (16-3) also advanced to the quarters for the third straight year, the Tigers moving on with a 17-13 win over visiting Loyola (16-5). Elizabeth George scored six goals and Kyla Sears had three goals and four assists as the Tigers took control by scoring the first six goals after intermission.

    Apuzzo, the reigning Tewaaraton Award winner and a finalist for this year’s honor as the best female lacrosse player in the nation, has scored at least one goal in 76 of her 77 games played for the Eagles. She has 112 points in 2019.

    The 21 goals matched the team’s NCAA tournament single-game record, accomplished twice in 2017.

    Dempsey Arsenault (18) had two assists during Boston College’s 11-0 run in the first half Sunday.
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    Dempsey Arsenault (18) had two assists during Boston College’s 11-0 run in the first half Sunday.

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    Tufts (17-2) got goals from 13 players in rolling over visiting Plymouth State (12-6) for the fourth shutout in NCAA tourney history, 18-0. Tufts will next play in the Sweet 16 against The College of New Jersey (14-5), which advanced with a 11-7 home win over Colby (9-7). Tufts and TCNJ met earlier in the season, with the Jumbos prevailing, 8-7.

    Bowdoin (10-7) moved on with a 13-5 upset of William Smith (17-3) in Geneva, N.Y., behind five goals from Fiona Bundy and four from Katie Miller. The Polar Bears will take on Middlebury (18-1), which dispatched visiting Johnson & Wales (17-5), 22-3.

    Amherst (13-5) also advanced, with a 14-8 home win over Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, while the season ended for Springfield (13-7) with a 17-3 loss at Franklin & Marshall.

    Boston College’s Sheila Rietano (11) scored twice Sunday, including the game’s first goal.
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    Boston College’s Sheila Rietano (11) scored twice Sunday, including the game’s first goal.