April 13, 2013

Seniors Shine in Final Home Game for Boston University

from press release

BOSTON – Behind a combined 12 goals from seniors Danielle Etrasco and Kristen Mogavero, the Boston University women’s lacrosse team defeated Binghamton, 21-12, on Saturday afternoon in the Terriers’ Senior Day at Nickerson Field. BU improves to 5-6 on the season and 2-2 in America East action.

BU scored at least 20 goals for the second straight game after topping Vermont, 20-17, last Saturday. This is the first time in program history that the Terriers have had back-to-back games in which they have scored at least 20 goals. It is also the first time that the Terriers topped 20 goals twice in a season since the 2006 campaign.

Etrasco and Mogavero scored six goals each in their final game at Nickerson Field while Etrasco added a pair of assists to lead BU with eight points. Junior Sydney Godett and sophomore Lindsay Weiner both scored a pair of goals and dished out an assist while freshman Jenny Thompson posted the first points of her career with two goals and an assist. Junior Becca Church and freshman Jill Horka also scored for the Terriers.

Freshman Sofia Robins finished with three points (1g, 2a) while sophomore Jenna Boarman totaled three assists. Junior Elizabeth Morse also added a pair of helpers.

Senior Kim Elsworth made her first start of the season in between the pipes for BU and made four saves in 38:06 of action to record the win. Junior Christina Sheridan came in for just under 22 minutes and posted one save.

The Terriers held a 20-15 advantage in draw controls with Etrasco (5) and Robins (4) leading the way. BU also collected 19 ground balls compared to 10 for Binghamton and outshot the Bearcats, 46-17.

BU scored the first goal of the game 30 seconds in, as Robins found the back of the net after a feed from Godett. Binghamton evened the game with a free position shot before Mogavero scored the Terriers next two goals off of free position shots to put BU up 3-1 with 19:07 to play. Church made it a 4-1 game with an unassisted tally with 17:43 remaining in the first half.

The Bearcats scored a pair of goals to come within one, 4-3, but Mogavero notched her third tally of the afternoon to make it a two-goal game. Binghamton then converted another free position attempt to pull back within a goal, but the Terriers responded with goals from Etrasco and Mogavero to go up 7-4 with 9:13 to play in the first half.

After another Binghamton goal, Weiner got her first tally of the afternoon to put BU ahead, 8-5. The Bearcats kept it close with a goal from Angela Vespa but the Terriers rattled off two goals from Godett and Horka to extend their lead to 10-6 with 3:49 left in the first half.

Vespa scored her second of the afternoon for the Bearcats on a free position shot but BU closed out the half with strikes from Godett and Etrasco to take a 12-7 lead into halftime.

Binghamton scored 28 seconds into the second period on a free position attempt but Etrasco found the back of the net on a free position attempt of her own 12 seconds later. The Bearcats continued thequick scoring to open the half with a goal from Katherine Hunsberger to make it 13-9 in favor of the Terriers with 28:54 to play.

The Terriers tacked on three goals over the next two minutes with a pair of tallies from Etrasco and one from Weiner before the Bearcats stopped the run with a free position goal from Hunsberger.

Thompson then scored the first goal of her career for the Terriers with 25:38 remaining and followed with another tally at 21:44 to give BU an 18-10 lead. After a goal from Binghamton with just over 20 minutes remaining, the Terriers dominated possession and dictated the game with a pair of goals from Mogavero to extend their lead to 20-11 with 4:03 remaining.

Binghamton scored one last goal with 3:41 on the clock and the Terriers closed out the game with Etrasco’s sixth goal of the afternoon to claim the 21-12 victory.

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