USC women’s lacrosse fell short in a tough NCAA quarterfinal matchup against Boston College on Saturday, losing 20-14 in Newton, Mass. Despite travelling to New England riding a 11-game win streak, the No. 7 Trojans were unable to advance to the semifinals for the second year in a row. The No. 14 Eagles were able to figure out USC’s defense, which up until Saturday had been one of the best in the country, and for the first time all season, USC gave up 20 goals, getting outshot 38-25.The Trojans started the game slow, giving up three unanswered goals in the first seven minutes. Senior attacker Drew Jackson finally opened up the scoring for USC close to 10 minutes into the first half with her 25th goal of the season. But the Trojans slipped further behind as the half progressed, finding themselves down by five goals with about 10 minutes to go until the break.Coming out of the locker room trailing 10-5, freshman midfielder Kaeli Huff and senior attacker Cynthia Del Core each scored to trim the deficit to 3 less than two minutes after the second-half restart. But the Eagles’ offense could not be stopped, countering with three goals of its own. After exchanging goals, USC found itself three goals behind at 15-12, but that was the closest the Trojans would get. BC extended its lead with goals from junior attackers Kaileen Hart and Kenzie Kent.Senior attacker Michaela Michael brought the Trojans closer with a goal to make it 18-14, but the Eagles iced the game with goals from senior attacker Kate Weeks and freshman midfielder Sam Apuzzo, sending the Trojans home with a 20-14 loss. USC is now 0-3 all time against BC, and head coach Lindsey Munday’s squad has yet to make it to the Final Four in the program’s short, five-year history. For USC, Jackson and Del Core finished the day with hat tricks, while freshman midfielder Kerrigan Miller, Huff and senior attacker Gabby McMahon notched two goals apiece. Michael, the Trojans’ all-time leading goal scorer, was held off the score sheet until the final five minutes of the second half. Junior goalie Gussie Johns finished the day with eight saves, two ground balls and one turnover. Weeks was the catalyst for the Eagles’ offense on Saturday, leading the team with 9 points (three goals and six assists). In addition to Weeks, four other BC players contributed at least four points. Kent scored six goals, while Hart and senior attacker Kayla O’Connor each recorded hat tricks. Despite the disappointing loss, the Trojans finished the 2017 season with a program-best 18 wins, and in just half a decade of existence, the women’s lacrosse program has emerged as a contender in the MPSF and beyond. Eight seniors played in their final game as Trojans, including all-time points leader Michael, but the class of 2017 leaves the team stronger than they found it, boasting back-to-back conference championships. While USC has found immense success in the regular season in the past couple of seasons, Munday and company will look to take the next step in 2018.
Last Updated: 13th December, 2019 13:52 IST New York Jets Vs Baltimore Ravens Highlights: Lamar Jackson Steals The Show In 42-21 Win If the New York Jets were pining for a warm welcome at the M&T Bank Stadium during Thursday Night Football (TNF), the Ravens game provided a rude awakening Written By NFL: New York Jets vs Baltimore Ravens highlightsThe Baltimore Ravens haven’t allowed more than 20 points at home this season, aside from the minor blip in the 40-25 loss to the Cleveland Browns in Week 4. They almost continued that pattern against the New York Jets on Thursday, allowing the Jets to score just 21 points in the game. Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson has been running wild in his last couple of outings. However, Jackson was nursing a quad injury prior to the Jets vs Ravens game. If the extent of the injury he was (is?) nursing is serious, that didn’t show during the Thursday Night Football (TNF) game. Also Read | Has Eli Manning Played His Last Game For The Giants? NFL Retirement Hinted By The StarThe Baltimore Ravens have now notched up their 10th straight win in the NFL. Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson had a major say in the proceedings as he broke the single-season rushing record by a quarterback (1,106), a record set by Michael Vick back in 2006. The MVP frontrunner led the dismantling of the New York Jets on the night. The Jets entered the game with the NFL’s second-best run league defence. Against the Baltimore Ravens, however, they allowed 210 yards on 31 carries. Also Read | NFL Week 15 Predictions: Patriots, Cowboys Struggle To Continue?Lamar Jackson dominates the New York JetsIt’s safe to say that Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson now has a firm hold over the NFL MVP award. Jackson leads the league with 33 passing touchdowns after the game against the New York Jets. In the TNF game, Jackson completed 15 of 23 passes for 212 yards, scored a total of five touchdowns and had eight carries for 86 yards. To put it quite simply, the quarterback ran the rule of the New York Jets on the night. Also Read | Former Green Bay Packers Coach Mike McCarthy Eyes NFL Return In 2020 COMMENT LIVE TV First Published: 13th December, 2019 11:41 IST SUBSCRIBE TO US WATCH US LIVE FOLLOW US The Baltimore Ravens welcomed the New York Jets at the M&T Bank Stadium on Thursday night. The Jets won’t be too pleased with the welcome they were afforded, however, considering the fact that they haven’t made the playoffs since 2010. With the 42-21 win, the Baltimore Ravens have now secured their second consecutive AFC North championship. But that’s not all. The Ravens have also put themselves in a strong position to secure home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.Also Read | NFL Playoffs: Saints, Patriots In Trouble While Ravens, Chiefs Are Cruising After Week 14 Colin DCunha