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Game preview: CU lacrosse at Boston College in NCAA Tournament

Buffs take on nation’s top-ranked team in second round


No. 21 Colorado women’s lacrosse at No. 1 Boston College

NCAA Tournament second round

GAME TIME: Sunday, 11 a.m. MT, Newton Campus Lacrosse Field, Boston.


RECORDS: Colorado 11-7; Boston College 19-1.

KEY PLAYERS: Colorado — A Miranda Stinson, Sr., 63 goals, 16 assists; A Samantha Nemirov, Sr., 49 goals, 15 assists; A Sadie Grozier, So., 35 goals, 10 assists; GK Julia Lisella, Jr., .489 save percentage, 9.56 goals-against average. Boston College — A Sam Apuzzo, Sr., 78 goals, 26 assists; A Kenzie Kent, Sr., 39 goals, 61 assists; MF Dempsey Arsenault, Sr., 57 goals, 23 assists; GK Abbey Ngai, So., .495 save percentage, 9.91 goals-against average.

NOTES: CU defeated Dartmouth on Friday to advance to the NCAA Tournament second round for the second consecutive season…Nemirov led the Buffs against Dartmouth with five goals, extending her school-record points streak to 38 games. Stinson added four goals, scoring the first three of a decisive game-closing 4-0 run by CU…Stinson’s 63 goals and 79 points this season both rank second in team history behind former teammate Darby Kiernan, who posted 70 goals and 101 points last year…The Buffs face a huge challenge against the No. 1-ranked Eagles, who rank fourth in the nation in goals per game (17.05)…BC’s Apuzzo ranks sixth in the nation in goals. Kent is fourth in assists…CU is the last remaining Pac-12 team alive in the tournament. USC lost in the first round to the Denver Pioneers, while Stanford lost to Notre Dame…The winner will play either Loyola (Md.) or Princeton in the quarterfinals next weekend…CU and BC have met just once, with the Eagles posting an early-season 17-9 win at home in 2015.