Boston University Bests New Hampshire

BOSTON Boston University had its highest offensive output of the season on Wednesday in a 19-9 victory over former conference rival New Hampshire at Nickerson Field.

Nine different Terriers found the back of the net as BU (6-5) extended its win streak to five games. Senior Elizabeth Morse led the Terriers with a season-high five goals; that total also matched a career best. Senior Becca Church and junior Kelsey Marafioti each had a hat trick, with Marafioti's three goals a career high.

BU also received multi-goal performances from junior Lindsay Weiner (2g, 2a) while sophomore Ally Adams matched her career best with a pair of tallies. Senior Sydney Godett and sophomore Jilla Horka added a goal and an assist apiece while redshirt sophomore Mallory Collins posted a goal and two assists. Senior Nell Burdis rounded out the scoring for BU with her first goal of the season.

UNH (5-7) tied the game, 3-3, with 24:06 remaining in the first half before BU went on a 10-0 run to take a 13-3 lead. The Terriers exceeded their highest goal total of the season in just the first half, entering the break with a 14-5 advantage. The Terriers then added five goals in the final 30 minutes to complete the victory.

Freshman Caroline Meegan earned the start in goal and made six saves in 44:44 of action before being relieved by senior Christina Sheridan for the final 15:16.

BU dominated UNH in terms of shots (41-21) and held a 19-11 advantage in draw controls. The Terriers converted on 7 of 16 free position opportunities while the Wildcats were 0 for 2 in their attempts. The teams were even with 19 ground balls each.

The Terriers used a 10-0 run over a span of 19 minutes to take command of the game. The run featured goals scored by six different Terriers with three tallies occurring on free position attempts. Morse led BU with three goals during that span while Church added a pair and Weiner tallied back-to-back goals.

Kayleigh Hinkle ended BU's run with 2:03 remaining in the first half and Laura McHoul got on the board for the Wildcats about 45 seconds later. The Terriers were able to find the back of the net once again, as Collins fed Godett with 59 seconds remaining to send BU into the break with a 14-5 lead.

The Terriers opened the second half with three straight goals from Marafioti, Morse and Burdis before McHoul got UNH on the board to make it 17-6 with 17:28 to play. Laura Puccia brought the Wildcats deficit down to 10 with 15:16 on the clock, but Adams extended the lead with a free position shot about five minutes later. Hinkle and Puccia tacked on two more goals for UNH and Adams netted her second free position goal of the game with 1:09 to play to cap off BU's 19-9 victory.

Returning to Patriot League play, BU will host Lehigh on Saturday (April 5) at 3:30 p.m. The game will be broadcast on the Patriot League Network.

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BOSTON - Laura McHoul (Westwood, Mass.) recorded six points, Laura Puccia (Fairport, N.Y.) tallied five points and Taylor Hurwitz (Holland, Pa.) finished with 13 saves, but New Hampshire was defeated 19-9 by Boston University in Wednesday afternoon's non-conference game at Nickerson Field.

UNH is now 5-7 while BU, which recorded the edge in shots (41-21) and draw controls (19-11), extended its win streak to five games to improve to 6-5.

McHoul scored three goals and assisted on three others while Puccia netted four goals and had one assist to extend her goal streak to eight games; she also had a team-high four draw controls. Kayleigh Hinkle (Glenelg, Md.) also finished with multiple points on two goals and an assist. Hurwitz was credited with two ground balls as well as the 13 saves.

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2014-04-02



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