Alyssa Trudel had two goals and a game-high five assists against Albany.
BOSTON - Reigning America East Player of the Week Alyssa Trudel (Shoreham, VT) tallied a game-high seven points off two goals and five assists to lead the Terrier women's lacrosse team to a 20-0 shutout victory over visiting University at Albany on a rain-soaked Nickerson Field on Friday, April 11.
With their fourth consecutive win, the Terriers improve to 6-4 on the season and 2-0 in the America East. The Great Danes drop to 2-9 overall and 1-2 in league play.
The shutout was the first of the season and fifth in B.U. program history. The Terriers have allowed just three goals in their last three games.
Enjoying their longest win streak since the 2000 season, the Terriers raced out to a 12-0 lead before halftime. Freshman attackers Mary Beth Miller (Berlin, NJ) and Lindsay Lewis (Glenelg, MD) led the Terriers' scoring assault in the first half, netting seven of the 12 goals. Miller scored four goals and had an assist while Lewis scored three of her four goals before the break.
Along with the freshman duo, Trudel had two goals and two assists in the first half.
Lewis tallied her fourth goal of the game to open the scoring in the second half, driving past her defender at the top of the 12-meter arc and firing a left-handed shot past the hip of Albany goalkeeper Amanda Heller at 26:20. B.U. would score seven more goals before the end of regulation while holding the Great Danes scoreless.
Junior midfielder Kylie Wagenet (Ithaca, NY) scored four goals and had an assist and freshman defender Kaitlyn Cuneo (Marlton, NJ) scored two goals. B.U. also had single-goal efforts from senior midfielder Briana Smith (Huntington, NY), senior attacker Tiffany Mullan (Pheonix, MD), junior midfielder Sasha Lang (Cornish, NH), and freshman attacker Danica Strutt (Pheonix, MD).
Entering the game ranked second in the nation in draw controls, the Terriers dominated the center circle, controlling 17 of the 22 draws. Strutt had a game-high seven draws while Trudel finished with five.
B.U. forced 16 of Albany's 22 turnovers as Smith and Trudel each had three caused turnovers.
The Terriers outshot the Great Danes, 42-2, and finished on seven of their 12 free position shots.
Sophomore Anne Sheridan (Baltimore, MD) and junior Lauren Beatty (Plainview, NY) combined for the shutout. Sheridan played the first 25:48 and was not contested. Beatty manned the cage for the final 34:12 and made one stop.
Heller finished with eight saves for the Great Danes.
The Terriers will look to extend their win streak to five games when they play at Brown University on Sunday, April 13, at 3:00 p.m.
SCORE BY PERIOD
|Albany (2-9, 1-2 AE) ||0 ||0 ||- ||0 |
|Boston University (6-4, 2-0 AE) ||12 ||8 ||- ||20 |
SCORING SUMMARY Goals: (BU): Lindsay Lewis 4, Mary Beth Miller 4, Kylie Wagenet 4, Alyssa Trudel 2, Kaitlyn Cuneo 2, Danica Strutt, Sasha Lang, Briana Smith, Tiffany Mullan. (ALB): none. Assists: (BU) Trudel 5, Wagenet, Miller. (ALB): none. Shots: BU 42, ALB 2. Draw Controls: BU 17, ALB 5. Caused Turnovers: BU 16, ALB 5. Ground Balls: BU 30, ALB 8. Fouls: BU 7, ALB 24.
GOALKEEPING SUMMARY B.U.: Anne Sheridan: 25:48 minutes, 0 saves, 0 goals allowed. Lauren Beatty: 34:12 minutes, 1 saves, 0 goal allowed. ALB: Amanda Heller: 60 minutes, 8 saves, 20 goals allowed.