Feb. 27, 2013
BOSTON – The Boston University women’s lacrosse team notched two overtime goals to secure a 9-8 victory over No. 14/12 Massachusetts on Wednesday afternoon at Nickerson Field.
BU opens the season with a win for the first time since 2010, when the Terriers also defeated the Minutewomen, 10-8, to begin the year.
Senior Danielle Etrasco and sophomore Jenna Boarman each finished with two goals for the Terriers while junior Becca Church recorded a team-high three points (1g, 2a) to lead BU. Fellow junior Sydney Godett added a goal and an assist.
Senior Kristen Mogavero, junior Elizabeth Morse and freshman Sofia Robins also found the back of the net for the Terriers while freshman Ally Adams finished with two assists.
Junior goalkeeper Christina Sheridan made six saves on the afternoon and collected three ground balls. Robins led the team with three caused turnovers.
The Minutewomen went up 2-0 less than five minutes into the game with goals from Sam Rush and Cori Murray, respectively, before Boarman got the Terriers on the board with a tally at the 7:10 mark. UMass responded just over two minutes later with a strike from Katie Ferris, but Robins netted her first career-goal with 16:45 remaining in the first to make it a one-goal game.
Lauren Terracciano put the Minutewomen back up by two goals with just under 2:30 left in the first half but Church scored with 46 seconds remaining in the opening period to send the teams into the break with UMass holding a 4-3 lead.
The Terriers scored two unanswered goals to start the second half, as Boarman got her second of the day less than three minutes into the stanza to tie the game at 4-4. Morse then got on the score sheet with a goal at the 23:15 mark to give BU its first lead of the game, 5-4.
Rush knotted the game at 5-5 with just over 20 minutes to play before Etrasco scored two unanswered goals for the Terriers to give BU a 7-5 lead with 10:40 to play. The Minutewomen scored the final two goals of regulation, including Rush’s tally with 5:17 left, to tie the game at 7-7. Neither team could find the back of the net for the final five minutes to ensure an overtime session.
Mogavero gave BU a one goal lead, 8-7, just under two minutes into the extra period and Godett added a tally with 3:19 to play, which proved to be the game-winner for BU. UMass managed to score a goal with under a minute to go and controlled the ensuing draw, but Mogavero caused a crucial turnover and the Terriers retained possession for the remainder of overtime.
The Terriers return to action next Wednesday (March 6) when BU hosts No. 12/13 Dartmouth at Nickerson Field. Opening draw is set for 3 p.m.