Boston U. Downs New Hampshire in America East Semifinals

The 'Cats closed within 8-5 on Kaplan's second goal of the game at 16:16. BU's Klein was carrying the ball deep on the left side and lost her footing and subsequently the ball when pressed by Kaplan. Kaplan picked up the ground ball, charged towards the open net and rifled a shot into the goal before two defenders could get in position to block the shot.

UNH's Kate Keagins (Bay Shore, N.Y.) emerged from the battle for the ensuing draw, but the Wildcats lost possession at 13:30. Cohen forced a BU turnover to give the ball back to the 'Cats, who then gave the ball back when trying to quickly advance the ball into the attacking zone with 11 minutes remaining.

Landy scored on a drive from the top-right side of the fan to give the Terriers a 9-5 lead at 10:10. Rausch had another free position on the left wing with 6:10 to play, but this time her shot was blocked and then caught by Klein. Landy struck again at 4:43 to push the advantage to 10-5.

New Hampshire closed the scoring at 1:46 when Keagins, from the top of the fan, moved the ball low on the left side and Curro dropped her stick low to fire a shot into the net.

The end of the 2010 season marked the end of UNH careers for seniors Kellen Millard (Ipswich, Mass.) and Kaplan. Kaplan tallied 187 career points on 108 goals and 79 assists; those numbers rank ; she also recorded 90 ground balls, 88 draw controls and 55 caused turnovers in 71 games. Millard played in 60 career games and finished with two goals, 35 ground balls, 22 draw controls and 19 caused turnovers.

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2010-05-06



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