April 5, 2013
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BOSTON – Looking for its first conference win of the season, the Boston University women’s lacrosse team travels to Burlington, Vt., on Saturday (April 6) to face America East foe Vermont at Virtue Field. Opening draw between the Terriers and the Catamounts is set for 1 p.m.
The Last Meeting
March 24, 2012
The Terriers (3-6, 0-2 America East) are in search of their first road victory of the season. BU faced a challenging schedule in the first half of its season that pitted the Terriers against four nationally ranked teams, with BU going 2-2 in those games. Most recently, the Terriers fell to Albany, 17-9, Wednesday afternoon at Nickerson Field.
BU holds a 19-3 record against Vermont (6-7, 1-2 America East) and has won 17 straight games against the Catamounts, including a 16-15 victory at Nickerson Field last season when Danielle Etrasco led the Terriers to victory with five goals.
Etrasco, who is tied for fifth place in program history with 163 career goals, ranks second in the conference with 3.33 goals per game while her 40 points (30g, 10a) lead the Terriers. The senior is one of 14 Terriers who have recorded at least one point so far this season, and one of three Terriers to post double-digits in goals, with junior Elizabeth Morse (16) and fellow senior Kristen Mogavero (15) also accomplishing the feat.
Besides Etrasco, the Terriers’ top helpers are sophomores Jenna Boarman and Lindsay Weiner, who have eight and seven assists, respectively.
Etrasco also leads the Terriers with 11 draw controls while freshman Jill Horka
is second on the team with 11 draws. Junior Nell Burdis
leads BU with 13 caused turnovers while classmate Christina Sheridan
has a team-high 25 ground balls.
Sheridan has played every game in net for the Terriers and owns an 11.51 goals against average to go with a .465 save percentage. Her 319 career saves ranks fourth all-time in program history.
Vermont enters Saturday’s game as winners of two of its last three contests, including a 12-4 victory at New Hampshire on Wednesday afternoon. The Catamounts are averaging 11.50 goals per game while ranking second in the league in ground balls per game (18.75), draw controls (12.58), ad shots (26.83).
Junior Sydney Mas leads Vermont with 44 points off a team-high 36 goals while Jessica Roach is second on the team with 25 goals and tops with 16 assists. Overall, 13 Catamounts have contributed at least one point this season.
Defensively, freshman Vanessa VanderZlam leads Vermont in draw controls (48), ground balls (34) and is tied with sophomore Taylor Pedersen for the team lead with 18 caused turnovers.
Junior Charlotte Lyons has started all 13 games in goal for Vermont and owns an 11.35 goals against average with a .433 save percentage.
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.