Boston College beats Syracuse, 16-10, to secure program’s first NCAA women’s lacrosse title

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Boston College beats Syracuse, 16-10, to secure program’s first NCAA women’s lacrosse title

The wait is over for the Boston College women’s lacrosse team.

After three straight runner-up finishes in the NCAA Division I tournament, the No. 4 seed Eagles defeated No. 3 seed Syracuse, 16-10, on Sunday at Towson University’s Johnny Unitas Stadium to secure the program’s first national championship.

Senior attacker Charlotte North, a Tewaaraton Award finalist, scored six goals to lead Boston College, which finally broke through in its fourth straight Final Four appearance under coach Acacia Walker-Weinstein, an Annapolis High graduate who was an All-American at Maryland. The Eagles outscored the Orange 7-2 in the second half.

Freshman attacker Emma Ward had two goals and an assist for Syracuse, which fell to 0-3 in national title games under coach Gary Gait, a former Maryland assistant.

This story will be updated.