CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. -- Behind a four-goal effort from Christine Anneberg (Denver, Colo.), the University of New Hampshire women's lacrosse team held off a late surge by Boston College to defeat the Eagles 14-13 Wednesday night at Alumni Stadium.
BC (3-9) trailed 14-11 when Anneberg potted her fourth tally of the game at 8:46, but the Eagles pulled within two goals on a goal by Lauren Miller (six goals, three assists) at 3:07. UNH (9-4) maintained possession for a minute, but then BC's Tara Morley scored with 1:02 to play to trim the deficit to 14-13.
The Wildcats held the ball the rest of the way to preserve the victory.
Senior assistant captain Colleen Christopher (Newington, N.H.; two goals, two assists) gave the Wildcats a 1-0 lead with her 38th goal of the season at 28:53. BC lied the game 39 seconds later, but UNH netted four goals -including two by Anneberg - in a span of 4:04 to build a 5-1 advantage.
The Eagles trimmed the deficit to 5-3 on Lauren Miller's first of five tallies at 21:30. Goals by Sue Yund (Castleton, N.Y.; three goals), Jessie Groszkowski (Reistertown, Md.; two goals, assist) and Molly Cherington (Meriden, N.H.; two goals) extended the Wildcats' lead to 8-3.
Both teams scored two goals the rest of the half to give UNH a 10-5 halftime lead.
The Eagles netted the four of the first five second-half goals to pull within 11-9 and the Wildcats never led by more than three goals the rest of the way.
UNH starling goalie Amanda Warren (Amherst, N.H.) stopped two shots and allowed five goals. Danielle Martin (Ellicott City, Md.) played the second half and stopped six shots while surrendering eight goals. BC goalie Rachel Zeller was credited with 10 saves. Boston College's comeback effort was also backed by Emily Ryan, who finished with three goals and two assists.
New Hampshire returns to April 21 against Stanford University. Came time at Memorial Field is 1 p.m.