Boston Club, Loyola Club Win WCLA Titles

PHOTO BY LANCE WENDT


Boston College Club and Loyola Maryland Club both utilized strong second-half performances to capture the 2022 WCLA Division I and II national championships Saturday in Round Rock, Texas. 

In the Division I game, No. 1 seed BC used a 6-1 run over a 10-minute span in the second half to break away from No. 2 Georgia for a 12-7 victory and their first WCLA title. Senior Sara O’Brien scored four goals and junior Katie Duttenhofer added three to lead the Eagles, who competed an undefeated season with a 16-0 record.

"There's so much energy on this team and its unbelievable how much we've grown as a team this year," said Duttenhofer, who was named as the tournament most outstanding attacker. "This team is amazing."

In Division II, No. 2 seed Loyola Maryland rallied from a two-goal halftime deficit by holding No. 13 Vermont scoreless for a 16-minute stretch en route to a 13-11 win. The Greyhounds captured their third straight WCLA crown, adding to their wins in 2018 and 2019 (there were no championships in 2020 and 2021). Loyola finished 14-1 on the season.

"We knew it would be a long road back after two years of COVID, but we were determined to keep our program at the top," said Loyola team captain Erin Haverty.

More details from both games to come later.







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