March 30, 2012
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The Boston University women’s lacrosse team will take its four-game win streak on the road this weekend, as the Terriers travel to UMBC for a Saturday showdown. Game time is set for 12 p.m.
The teams have partnered with the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults (UCF) for the inaugural "Team Fight Socks It to Cancer" game. To drive awareness of young adult cancer, each team will wear UCF yellow colored socks with logos representing UCF, Team Fight, and their respective universities.
"UCF was founded by a collegiate athlete, so we know the difference this population can make," head coach Liz Robertshaw said. "Athletes and college students in general have such drive, passion and commitment to improving their communities. They serve as our backbone for many volunteer and activation efforts. We’re excited to be a part of a game that has the opportunity to raise awareness for such a great cause like Team Fight and the UCF. All of us know someone who has battled cancer and the fact that this group uses the positivity and character associated with athletics to help support young adults dealing with cancer is a natural fit for us."
BU (5-4, 1-0 America East) is 11-2 all-time against the Retrievers and has won six of the last seven games. UMBC (4-5, 1-0 America East) edged the Terriers in overtime, 12-11, in the America East Semifinals last season.
The Terriers have not lost since March 10 and have not lost a road game since March 7. BU completed a two-game homestand last Saturday with a 16-15 win over Vermont at Nickerson Field. Junior DanielleEtrasco scored five goals, senior Hannah Frey found the back of the net four times and senior Catie Tilton had seven assists and a goal.
Etrasco, the reigning America East Player of the Week, is third in the conference with 32 goals and was sixth in the nation in goals per game (3.56) as of March 26. She is also second on the team with nine assists and has a team-best 41 points. Tilton leads the team with 24 assists and is third on the Terriers with 26 points. Freshman Mallory Collins is second on the squad with 27 goals and has 30 points.
Sophomore goalkeeper Christina Sheridan (5-4) has started all nine games for BU and has recorded an 11.59 goals-against average along with a .417 save percentage. She has made 45 of her 73 saves in the second half.
UMBC enters the weekend having won two of its last three games, including an 8-5 home win over Albany last Saturday to begin conference play. The Retrievers offense is led by junior Lindsay Cox, who is tops on the team in goals (24), assists (6) and points (30). Senior Alicia Krause is second in all three categories with 15 goals and five assists for 20 points.
Time in the cage has been split between freshman Anna Barnett and junior Kendall Mason. Mason (3-4) has started in all eight games she has played this season and has a 10.95 goals-against average along with a .333 save percentage. Barnett (1-1) has played in seven games but has started just one. She has a 7.02 goals-against average and a .559 save percentage.
The Terriers will continue conference play on Wednesday when they welcome New Hampshire to Nickerson Field. Game time is set for 4 p.m.