April 8, 2009

Dalton Sets BU Career Scoring Record

from press release

NEWTON, Mass. - Senior Sarah Dalton became the Terriers' all-time leading scorer as the 12th-ranked Boston University lacrosse team captured a 13-6 win over Boston College on Wednesday afternoon at the Newton Campus Lacrosse Field. Junior Traci Landy scored a game-high five goals and added an assist for the Terriers, who improve to 9-3 with their seventh straight win.

Dalton entered the game with 241 career points, one shy of Chrissy Lombard's school record, and tallied four points (3g, 1a) to claim the record for her own. Junior McKinley Curro netted four goals and added an assist, while classmate Erica Baumgartner notched a goal and two assists. Junior Rachel Klein made 15 saves in the game, keeping BC off the scoreboard until the second half.

Sophomore Kristin Igoe scored a pair of goals for the Eagles, who fall to 7-6 with their third straight loss, while senior Katie Monaghan stopped six shots in goal.

The Terriers jumped out to a 9-0 lead before allowing the Eagles on the board. Curro and Landy powered the early onslaught, each accounting for two first-half goals, while Dalton tied the BU career scoring record with the Terriers' third goal of the game with 20:47 to go in the opening half.

The second half began with four more Terrier tallies as Landy netted a pair before Curro scored and Dalton broke the scoring record with a goal with 24:43 on the clock, giving BU the 9-0 lead.

The Eagles finally broke through soon after with Igoe putting the Eagles on the board. It was over 10 minutes until another goal when sophomore Jill Amo and freshman Kate Collins scored in quick succession for BC. The Eagles made it five unanswered goals as senior Maura Mahoney and sophomore Hannah Alley scored a minute apart, to bring the Terriers' lead down to four with 8:09 to go.

BU was good for another spurt of offense as Landy, Baumgartner and Curro all scored in a minute span to make it a 12-5 game with five minutes remaining. Igoe got one back for the Eagles, but Dalton quickly answered to cap the scoring.

The Eagles held a 28-25 advantage in shots on goal, but Klein's netminding kept BC from challenging for the lead. The Eagles also had an 8-7 edge in ground balls and won more draw controls, 11-8.

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