Second-Half Surge Leads #13 Boston U. Past Binghamton

VESTAL, N.Y. - Trailing 5-2 at the half, the No. 13 Boston University women's lacrosse team scored three quick goals in the second en route to a 11-8 victory at Binghamton Saturday afternoon. Senior McKinley Curro led the Terriers (5-4, 1-0 America East) with four goals and an assist in the league opener for both squads.

The Terriers entered the game having won their last 23 games against conference opponents and got on the board just 24 seconds into the game on a tally by freshman Kristen Mogavero, but Binghamton scored five of the next six goals to take a 5-2 lead into the break.

BU, however, rebounded nicely in the second half with an 8-1 run spanning just over 19 minutes to take a lead they would not relinquish. Curro tallied all four of her goals during the stretch and scored two of BU's five free-position tallies in the half.

Senior goalkeeper Rachel Klein recorded nine saves in the game and junior Lauren Scott made 10 stops in goal for the Bearcats.

BU outshot Binghamton, 28-23, and won 12 of the game's 21 draw controls. The Bearcats held a slim 19-17 edge in ground balls.

Redshirt freshman Brittany Carlin posted a game-high three caused turnovers and led the Terriers in ground balls with four. Seniors Traci Landy (2g, 1a) and Xan Weitzel (1g, 2a) each contributed three points on the day, while Mogavero added a pair of goals and junior Rachel Collins registered a goal and an assist.

Binghamton (0-6, 0-1 AE) was paced by a three-goal effort from junior Ali Castiglie. Classmate Beth Moore and freshman Lindsay Angelillo each posted two goals and Moore recorded a game-best six ground balls. Landy opened the scoring in the second half just 3:21 into the stanza before Curro tied the game with back-to-back tallies in the next 1:12 of play. Binghamton briefly regained the lead at 6-5 on Angelillo's first tally of the day with 20:53 remaining, but the Terriers reeled off the game's next five goals to complete the decisive run.

BU will return to action on Wednesday (March 31) when they visit No. 11 Dartmouth for a 4:00 p.m. contest.


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