Cross Leads Women's Soccer Past Delaware, 3-1



Megan Cross scored a goal and added an assist to help lead the Terrier women's soccer team past Delaware.

Senior Megan Cross (Pembroke) scored her first goal of the season and added an assist to lead the Terrier women's soccer team to a 3-1 win over host University of Delaware in America East women's soccer action on Sunday (October 7th).

The win concluded a big weekend sweep for the Terriers, who posted a 1-0 win at Towson on Friday (October 5th).

The victory over the Blue Hens improved B.U.'s overall record to 6-4-1. More importantly, the Terriers remained undefeated in America East play as they are now 5-0-1. What's more, they are unbeaten in their last 20 regular-season conference games, as they are 18-0-1 against conference rivals dating back to October 15, 1999.

A back, Cross is noted more for her outstanding defensive play, as she was a First Team All-Conference and an NSCAA All-Northeast Regional Team selection last year. However, against Delaware, she turned on her offensive skills with the goal and an assist.

She opened the Terriers' scoring at 10:58 when she converted on a penalty kick. A Terrier player was taken down in the box, resulting in the kick. Cross went low and to the right of Delaware keeper Rachel Bersin. Bersin managed to get a piece of the ball, but it was not enough to prevent the ball from going across the line.

Freshman Melissa Shulman (Huntington, NY) upped B.U.'s lead to 2-0 at 21:29 when she converted on a rebound of a Cross shot. The Blue Hens, who fell to 4-5-0 overall and 1-3-0 in the conference, pulled to within 2-1 just 3:11 into the half when Megan McFadden beat Terrier sophomore goalkeeper Jessica Clinton (Valley Stream, NY).

B.U. got that goal back when sophomore Lesley Garvey (Hopewell Junction, NY) hit a ball from 30 yards out that went just beyond Bersin's reach.

B.U. outshot Delaware, 17-12, but the Blue Hens had the edge in corner kicks, 4-1.



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