March 3, 2012
FAIRFAX, Va. – Freshman Mallory Collins and junior Danielle Etrasco each notched five goals as the Boston University women’s lacrosse team picked up its first victory of the season with a 16-8 win at George Mason on Saturday afternoon.
It is the second time this season that Etrasco has scored five times, while Collins’ five-goal output is a career high. The pair has combined for 16 of the Terriers’ 25 goals over the last two games.
Sophomore goaltender Christina Sheridan collected a season-high 10 saves to preserve the win. Sophomore Elizabeth Morse and junior Monica Baumgartner each had three ground balls, while sophomore Sydney Godett registered two ground balls in a strong defensive effort.
BU (1-2) and George Mason (0-4) went into halftime deadlocked, 4-4, before the teams traded tallies to make it 5-5 with 26:06 to play. The Terriers then scored the next nine goals to take a 14-5 lead with 12 minutes remaining in regulation.
The Patriots scored first just 1:53 into the proceedings, but BU responded just over three minutes later when senior Annie Stookesberry notched her third goal of the season. Senior Catie Tilton was credited with the assist.
Senior Hannah Frey made it 2-1 with 14:05 left in the first half, but George Mason scored at the 21:41 mark to tie the game. Etrasco erased the 2-2 tie with a goal before the Patriots potted the next two. Junior Kristen Mogavero proved to be the first-half hero, as she scored with 2:38 remaining to send the teams to the half tied, 4-4.
Senior Molly Swain opened the second half by scoring her first goal of the year, but 13 seconds later the Patriots converted a free position shot to make it 5-5. The Terriers then went on a roll, as Collins, Etrasco and Swain each scored in a span of 1:58 to give BU an 8-5 lead.
Collins and Etrasco then scored five of the next six goals, with freshman Jenna Boarman scoring her first collegiate goal during that stretch. The Patriots made it 14-7, but Etrasco and Collins rebuked with two goals to put the Terriers ahead, 16-7. George Mason got a late goal to finish the scoring.
The Terriers will next be in action on Wednesday when they travel to Hanover, N.H., to face Dartmouth. Game time is set for 3 p.m.