Dartmouth Falls to No. 8 Boston University

Hanover, N.H. - The eighth-ranked Boston University Terriers used a balanced offensive attack to take a 15-10 win over the Dartmouth women's lacrosse team this afternoon at Scully-Fahey Field. With the loss, Dartmouth drops to 7-7, while BU improves to 14-2.

The Terriers stormed out to a quick 5-0 lead by the 20:53 mark with goals from four different players. Xan Weitzel started things off when she found Molly Collins from behind the goal for a score at 27:37. BU caught a break when Dartmouth goalkeeper Julie Wadland (Andover, Mass.) was called for a foul, leaving Weitzel with a free position shot at a wide open goal to make it 2-0 at 26:05. The Terriers controlled the tempo for the next six minutes, rattling off three-straight goals to take the 5-0 lead.

Dartmouth rallied to score back-to-back unassisted goals starting with a disciplined drive from rookie Kat Collins (Darien, Conn.), who controlled possession in front of the cage and beat the BU goalie to make it 5-1 at 17:02. Senior Kristen Barry (Duxbury, Mass.) followed that up with a nice move from behind the cage, cutting the lead to 5-2 three minutes later.

Boston kept its lead by scoring two of the next three goals starting with a tally by Sarah Dalton from Molly Collins at 13:57. Collins got the goal back with a good free position just over a minute later but the Terriers responded after McKinley Curro faked out the defense and beat Wadland to make it 7-3 at 11:41.

Collins scored an unassisted goal at 10:45 and Cate Goytisolo (Cockeysville, Md.) scored her first of the day after a nifty spin move to make it 7-5 at 9:14. That was as close as Dartmouth would get and BU ended scoring for the half at 6:56 with another offerinfrom Dalton to take it to 8-5 at the half.

The Terriers struck first in the second half and scored three of the first four goals with Dartmouth's Goytisolo sneaking an unassisted tally in at 28:41. Boston built its lead to 11-6 at 21:43 before the Big Green got back a pair of goals to cut it to three. Goytisolo scored her second of the day with another nice spin move around the defense followed by a hard shot from Greta Meyer (Denver, Colo.) off a feed from Barry at 17:01 to make it 11-8, BU.

After a brief scoring drought for both teams, Lauren Morton got BU back on the board at 10:48 but Meyer answered right back with a beautiful free position shot to keep pace with Dartmouth trailing 12-9 at 9:04 and plenty of time on the clock.

Boston score two unanswered goals to build their lead to 14-9 by 4:13 and maintained most of the possession for the balance of the game to keep it out of reach for the Big Green. Each team got one more goal including Goytisolo's fourth of the game to make the final 15-10, BU.

Eight different players scored for BU while Goytisolo paced the Big Green with four goals, followed by Collins with three tallies along with three draw controls. Alex Huestis (Swarthmore, Pa.) had three ground balls and two draw controls while Shannie MacKenzie (Riverside, Conn.) was solid defensively all day.

Wadland made five saves in goal while her counterpart, Rachel Klein had 11 stops in a solid outing for the Terriers. The Big Green held a slight 31-27 shot advantage and controlled 15 of 27 draws.

Dartmouth is back in action this Sunday, April 27, when it hosts Stanford at 12:00 p.m.

2008-04-23



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