April 6, 2013
BURLINGTON, Vt. – Nine different players recorded at least one point as the Boston University women’s lacrosse team posted a 20-17 victory over Vermont on Saturday afternoon at Virtue Field.
The Terriers earned their first America East victory of the year, and first road win, to improve to 4-6 on the season and 1-2 in conference play. Vermont drops to 6-8 on the year and 2-2 in America East action
The 20 goals against the Catamounts were the most scored by the Terriers since BU defeated New Hampshire, 20-5, on April 29, 2006.
Senior Danielle Etrasco was one of eight different goal scorers for BU, as she led the team with seven tallies. Classmate Kristen Mogavero was second on the team with four goals while juniors Sydney Godett and Elizabeth Morse, along with sophomore Lindsay Weiner added two goals each.
The Terriers also received goals from sophomore Kelsey Marafioti, and freshmen Ally Adams and Jill Horka. Weiner led BU with a career-high four assists and junior Becca Church added a pair of helpers.
Junior Christina Sheridan recorded nine saves on the afternoon.
The Terriers held a 22-16 advantage in draw controls while Vermont grabbed 24 ground balls, compared to 14 for BU. Both teams finished with 37 shots.
BU opened the game with a goal from Weiner just 43 seconds into the contest before Vermont rattled off three unanswered goals to go up 3-1 with 22:08 to play. Morse made it a one-point game, 3-2, with 20:35 on the clock but the Catamounts used a 7-0 run over the span of seven and a half minutes to grab a 10-2 lead with 12:08 remaining in the first half.
From there, BU scored five unanswered goals to cut Vermont’s lead to 10-7 with 4:21 to play. Godett started the scoring for the Terriers while Etrasco netted three goals during the run. Mogavero also found the back of the net for her first goal of the day.
Vermont’s Erica Estey ended BU’s run with a free position shot with 3:43 remaining in the first period but Horka responded on the other end with a free position goal of her own to make it an 11-8 game with 3:19 to play. Etrasco tacked on a pair of tallies in the final two minutes of the half to send the teams into the break with Vermont holding an 11-10 edge.
Mogavero tied the game at 11-11 with an unassisted goal to open the second half and then Etrasco scored with an assist from Church to give BU a 12-11 lead, its first advantage since early in the first half. The Catamounts countered with a pair of goals to gain a 13-12 edge with 19:11 to play.
BU then used a 4-0 run to take the lead for good. Weiner, Mogavero and Adams scored on their own and then Weiner dished to Godett to give the Terriers a 16-13 lead with 11:36 remaining. The teams then traded goals with Etrasco and Mogavero each scoring again for BU. Morse then got on a board with another assist from Weiner for BU to go up, 19-15, with 3:41 to play.
The catamounts added a pair of goals in the final minute of the game but Marafioti ended the game with a helper from Church with three seconds remaining to cap BU’s 20-17 victory.
BU will take a week off before returning to Nickerson Field for the Terriers’ final home game of the season. BU will host Binghamton on Saturday, April 13, at 1 p.m., and honor its four seniors, Monica Baumgartner, Kim Elsworth, Danielle Etrasco and Kristen Mogavero, in a ceremony prior to the game