April 12, 2014
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BOSTON – In a battle of Patriot League newcomers, No. 14 Loyola Maryland defeated the Boston University women’s lacrosse team, 19-8, on Saturday afternoon at Nickerson Field.
Playing its sixth ranked opponent of the season, BU (6-8, 4-3 Patriot League) dropped its third straight game while Loyola (11-4, 7-0 PL) extended its win streak to nine games. Both teams entered the day having already clinched a spot in the six-team Patriot League tournament.
With the game tied at 2-2 with 22:54 remaining in the opening half, Loyola pulled ahead to take a 10-5 lead into the break. The Greyhounds then outscored the Terriers 9-3 in the final 30 minutes of action to claim the victory.
Sophomore Ally Adams led the Terriers with a career-high four points, including a team-best three goals. Junior Lindsay Weiner added a pair of goals and a helper while redshirt sophomore Mallory Collins posted a goal and an assist. Senior Elizabeth Morse and sophomore Jill Horka also scored for BU.
Senior Christina Sheridan made the start in goal and posted one save in 15:43 of action before being relieved by freshman Caroline Meegan, who totaled 11 stops on the afternoon.
Loyola outshot BU, 43-12, and won 22-of-29 draw controls on the afternoon. The Greyhounds also posted a 21-16 lead in ground balls.
After Loyola scored the first two goals of the game, BU knotted the affair at 2-2 following a pair of goals from Adams. The sophomore first scored with a dish from Weiner to put the Terriers on the board at 23:59 then added her second tally of the day with BU’s only free position goal just over a minute later.
The Greyhounds scored five of the game’s next six goals, with Weiner interrupting the run with a tally at the 20:06 mark following an assist from Adams. With Loyola’s lead at 7-3 just over midway through the period, BU added a pair of unassisted goals from Morse and Collins to make it a 7-5 game with 8:13 on the clock.
Loyola closed out the half with three unanswered tallies to take a 10-5 lead into the break.
Marlee Paton scored her third consecutive goal for the Greyhounds 24 seconds into the second half. Adams then completed her first career hat trick with an unassisted strike with 28:40 on the clock. Weiner followed with her second goal of the game after a pass from Collins to pull the Terriers within four, 11-7, with 27:04 to play.
Following a goal by the Greyhounds, Horka extended her point-streak to 11 games with an unassisted goal. The Greyhounds held the Terriers scoreless for the remaining 25:29 and scored the last seven goals of the game to capture their 19-8 victory.
Prior to the game, the BU Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) presented BU head coach Liz Robertshaw with a donation for the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation. Robertshaw was joined on the field by Hannah O’Brien, who the Terriers adopted on April 3, 2010 through the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation. Both the Terriers and the Greyhounds are proud supporters of the non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for children and their families who are battling brain tumors, as well as to raise awareness about the disease
BU will take a break from Patriot League play on Wednesday (April 16) when the Terriers visit Harvard. The game is set to begin at 7 p.m. and will be broadcast on ESPN3.