March 14, 2013

Denver Finishes Perfect Homestand, Beats BU

from press release

DENVER - Five goals from redshirt-senior Kara Secora (Denver, Colo.) and two goals and five assists from sophomore Jill Remenapp (Woodbine, Md.) led the University of Denver women's lacrosse team to a 13-10 win over Boston University on Wednesday evening at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium. Four of Secora's five goals in the contest were assisted by Remenapp.

"It was rollercoaster tonight, but it was a really fun game to coach and be a part of," head coach Liza Kelly said. "BU is such a tough team; they're very aggressive, skilled and well coached. We are two evenly matched teams and both teams are trying to get to and stay in the top 20. Both teams were hungry for a win tonight."

Junior Jenn Etzel (Bel Air, Md.) and senior Mikayla Clark (Eden Prairie, Minn.) added two goals, and junior Annabelle Gilbride (Alexandria, Va.) chipped in a first-half goal.

The Pioneers (7-1) opened the contest with three-straight goals, one-apiece from Etzel, Clark and Remenapp.

Boston (1-3) would respond with a 3-1 run to cut the Denver lead to 4-3 less than eight minutes in. As the scoring pace slowed down throughout the rest of the half, DU's defense didn't allow a goal over the next 17:47, as the Pioneers went on a 4-0 run, led by two goals from Secora (both assisted by Remenapp).

The Terriers, who got a goal in the final five minutes of the first half to cut the margin to 8-4 at the intermission, followed that up with a 4-0 run of their own to cut the lead to 8-7 with 24:11 to play.

Two Denver goals within a minute, padded the Pioneers lead to 10-7, but Boston responded with two-straight to continue the see-saw battle, and trim the margin back to one.

Denver sealed the game with a 3-0 run over a 4:43 span, thanks to back-to-back goals from Secora and Clark's second of the game.

"(Secora and Remenapp) read the play incredibly well," Kelly said. "Having a duo down there that scores half your goals, you know you have done your crease work."

Redshirt-sophomore Hannah Hook (Arnold, Md.) made seven saves in the cage, earning her seventh win of the season.

The Pioneers out-shot Boston 24-22 and edged the Terriers in draw controls, 13-12.

BU was led by two goals and an assist from both Ally Adams and Lindsay Weiner.

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