No. 12 USC Lacrosse snapped a 25-game home win streak, which includes three games played at the L.A. Memorial Coliseum, on Wednesday when they lost to No. 4 Boston College 13-12 in an overtime thriller at McAllister Field.
Boston College (8-0) jumped out to a 3-1 lead in the game's opening minutes, but back-to-back goals from Sophomore Kaeli Huff helped tie things up midway through the first half. The two teams then traded goals and the score remained knotted up until sophomore Kerrigan Miller scored with five seconds remaining to send the Trojans into halftime with a 6-5 lead. Miller finished the game with five goals, tying her career-high.
USC struggled to maintain composure on the defensive end early in the second half, though. Five fouls gave Boston College free-position opportunities, which the Eagles converted into three straight goals—again jumping out to a two-point lead. A slew of goals from Miller and sophomore attacker Izzy McMahon would put the Trojans up 12-11 with 6:30 remaining in regulation.
USC would hold that lead until Boston College's Kaileen Hart fed Tess Chandler on the crease for an easy goal to tie the game with 1:18 left. Chandler would score again just moments into the overtime period to give the Eagles a walk-off win on the road.
USC falls to 2-3 on the season, their other losses being to Northwestern and Stony Brook earlier this year. The Trojans begin their conference schedule next when they take on Arizona State at home. This will be the first-ever Pac-12 game for USC as this is the first year lacrosse has been recognized by the conference. ASU (5-1) has won three straight, their most recent performance being a 23-5 domination of Presbyterian in Tempe. Their game against USC will be their first matchup with a ranked team this season and it will be streamed live on Pac-12 Network. Fans can also follow the team on Twitter @USCTrojansLax and Instagram @usctrojanslax for live updates and more.