Women's Lacrosse Edges American, 12-11, In Patriot League Opener

GO TERRIERS Jenna Boarman scored three goals, including BU's final tally of the game.
Jenna Boarman scored three goals, including BU's final tally of the game.

March 8, 2014

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Boston University women's lacrosse team held off an American comeback to earn a 12-11 road win over the Eagles in its first-ever Patriot League game on Saturday afternoon at Jacobs Field.

Junior Jenna Boarman recorded a hat trick and freshman goalkeeper Caroline Meegan stopped a shot in the final second of regulation to help the Terriers improve to 1-4 overall and 1-0 in conference play. With the loss, American moves to 2-5 on the year and 0-1 in Patriot League action.

Junior Becca Church, redshirt sophomore Mallory Collins and sophomore Jill Horka recorded two goals each while junior Lindsay Weiner added a pair of assists and a goal for the Terriers. Senior Sydney Godett and junior Kelsey Marafioti each scored once while freshman Taylor Hardison added a helper.

Meegan finished the game with six saves, including a key stop of a shot from Madison Hoon as time expired to seal the BU victory.

With the game tied 2-2 almost nine minutes in, the Terriers reeled off seven straight goals to take a 9-2 advantage with 6:23 remaining in the first half. Six different Terriers found the back of the net during the run, including a pair of tallies from Church.



American responded by scoring nine of the game’s next 10 goals, starting with a strike from Olivia Mangan with 4:28 to go in the first half and a tally from Terese Buechli sent the teams into the break with BU leading, 9-4.

The Eagles scored the first three goals of the second half before Horka got the Terriers back on the board with 22:12 on the clock to put the Terriers’ lead at 10-7. American followed with three unanswered goals to even the game at 10-10 with 14:52 remaining.

BU shook off the American run and used goals from Marafioti and Boarman to take a 12-10 lead. The Eagles got back within one, but the Terrier defense held on to secure the victory.

The Terriers finished the game with a 23-20 edge in shots and a 16-8 advantage in draw controls. Seniors Elizabeth Morse and Nell Burdis led BU with three draw controls each while Horka had a team-best two ground balls.

BU returns to action on Wednesday (March 12) when the Terriers visit Baltimore, Md., to face Johns Hopkins. The game is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m.

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