#14 Boston College Downs Crosstown Rival BU

Chestnut Hill, MA - No. 14 Boston College defeated Boston University Wednesday 10-7, in their final home game of the season. The Eagles improve to 9-5 on the season and 1-4 in the ACC, while BU drops to 6-6 and is 2-1 in the America East Conference.

Sophomore Brooke Blue continued her offensive dominance, scoring two goals and had one assist. Also contributing for the Eagles were senior Hannah Alley and junior Brittany Wilton, each with two goals as well.

Boston College jumped out to an early 3-0 lead with 17:29 remaining in the half on a Blue goal, and would take a 7-3 lead into the half. The Terriers scored twice early in the second half to cut the BC lead to two, but the Eagles would respond scoring four straight goals, capped off by a Kristin Igoe goal with 7:13 remaining, giving the Eagles their largest lead of the evening.

Boston College will travel to Vermont on Sunday, April 17, to face the Catamounts at 1:00 p.m. for another non-conference game. Next week BC will travel to Cary, NC to begin the ACC tournament on April 21.

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NEWTON, Mass. - Sophomore Danielle Etrasco paced the Terriers with three goals, but the Boston University lacrosse team fell to crosstown rival No. 14 Boston College, 10-7, at Newton Campus Field on Wednesday evening. With the loss, the Terriers fell to 6-6 overall and 1-3 against ranked opponents.

Junior Catie Tilton (1g, 1a) and freshman Elizabeth Morse (1g, 1a) tallied two points each, while senior Corcoran Downey and junior Molly Swain also added goals. Freshman goalkeeper Christina Sheridan made four saves.

BU edged the Eagles in draw controls by a 10-9 margin but was topped in ground balls, 17-15. The Terriers were 15 for 17 on clears and 1 for 4 on free-position shots, while Boston College finished 12 for 14 and 1 for 7, respectively.

After the Eagles (9-5) jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first half, BU closed within two goals on four different occasions but was unable to tally an equalizer.

Boston College grabbed the early advantage with three markers in the first 12:31 of the contest. Swain put the Terriers on the board at 18:38 after scoring from the edge of the goalkeeper's circle. Morse collected an assist on the play.

The Eagles regained the three-goal advantage less than two minutes later, but Downey tallied with 6:50 remaining in the half to close the gap, 4-2. After forcing a turnover near the Terrier cage, Downey collected the ground ball and raced down the field. She then executed a give-and-go with Tilton before scoring her career-best fifth goal of the season.

Boston College's Brittany Wilton answered 1:29 later before Etrasco netted her first of the game. After drawing a foul, Etrasco brought the Terriers within two goals with a free-position marker with 4:17 left in the half.

Brooke Blue tallied a free-position goal with eight seconds remaining in the stanza to give the Eagles a 6-3 advantage.

In the second half, Wilton tallied off the opening draw to extend BC's lead, and then the Terriers responded with two goals to make it a 7-5 game. From the top of the circle, junior Hannah Frey passed to Tilton at the left wing, where she fired a low shot for the goal.

With 22:43 remaining, Etrasco netted her second of the contest. After sophomore Brittany Carlin drew a charge, the ball found its way to Etrasco, who scored from the middle of the circle.

The Eagles responded with three goals in a 13:41 span to grab a 10-5 advantage before BU scored twice in the final 6:21. Etrasco netted her team-leading 36th goal of the season after scoring from the right wing, and Morse's goal with 4:14 left in the contest accounted for the 10-7 final.

The Terriers will return to conference action on Saturday (April 16) when they host Albany. Game time is set at 2:00 p.m.

2011-04-13



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