New Hampshire Edges Boston University in AE Play

The Wildcats scored a goal in transition at 16:00 when Keagins, from the top-right side of the fan, connected with Curro in the middle.

BU's Frey struck again at 11:05 and Swain scored a free-position goal 56 seconds later to give the Terriers a 7-3 lead.

UNH clawed within 7-5 on goals by Simpson at 5:01 and Curro from Keagins at 4:11. Baumgartner closed the first-half scoring at 1:58 to send BU into halftime with an 8-5 advantage.

The Wildcats opened the second-half scoring with consecutive goals to close within 8-7. Cohen, from the top-right side, executed a pass low to Rausch and she scored with a shot into the upper-right corner at 27:48. Rausch struck again at 26:10, this time an unassisted tally as she rolled from behind the net to the right post and beat Sheridan high to the near post.

Etrasco finished a feed from Catie Tilton to give BU a 9-7 lead at 25:41, but Cohen once again lifted the 'Cats within one goal when her shot from the right side sailed past Rausch and eluded Sheridan.

New Hampshire leveled the score the first tie since 1-1 at 21:16 when Rausch scored her third goal of the half on a low shot from eight meters.

BU called a timeout at 19:33 and it paid immediate dividends with a Frey goal at 19:17 as she cut down the middle off a pass from Baumgartner.

Simpson's second strike of the game once again tied the score, 10-10, at 9:27 and Rausch's fourth goal of the half again on a roll from behind the net to the right post and high shot gave UNH an 11-10 lead, the first for the 'Cats since 1-0 in the opening minutes of the game, at 7:24.

The Terriers called another timeout at 6:08 and once again produced a goal, this time off the stick of Baumgartner to even the score, 11-11, at 5:40.

O'Keefe kept the game deadlocked with five minutes remaining when she denied Swain cutting down the middle of the fan. UNH deliberately moved the ball through midfield into the attacking zone and went into a spread attack that produced a go-ahead goal, 12-11, by Keagins at 2:56. She maneuvered from the right wing to the middle of the fan, hesitated and split a double team before scoring.

BU won possession of the ensuing draw control and, after a patient set up, Frey fired a shot wide of the cage. The Terriers retained possession, however, and Etrasco netted her 33rd goal of the season with 1:11 remaining when she drove down the middle of the fan and shot inside the right post.

Boston University won the draw control but Keagins immediately forced a turnover. Sheridan then turned aside Rausch with 26 seconds remaining, but Keagins forced another turnover to give possession back to the 'Cats with 10 seconds remaining. Keagins drove deep on the left wing and her off-balance shot in the waning seconds was stopped by Sheridan to force overtime.

New Hampshire returns to action April 9 (1:00 p.m.) at the University at Albany. The Wildcats' next home game is April 16 (1:00 p.m.) against Stony Brook University.

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DURHAM, N.H. - Senior Erica Baumgartner set the program's career assists record with her 109th assist, but the Boston University lacrosse team fell to New Hampshire, 13-12, in the second overtime at Memorial Field on Wednesday afternoon.

The loss snapped the Terriers three-game winning streak, as they fell to 6-5 (2-1 AE). Baumgartner, who also scored twice, assisted on junior Hannah Frey's third goal of the game to move past Mary Beth Miller ('06) on the all-time list.

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2011-04-06



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