May 5, 2013
DURHAM, N.C. – The Boston University women’s lacrosse team dropped an 18-9 decision to No. 7/10 Duke Sunday afternoon at Koskinen Stadium.
The Terriers conclude the season with a 6-10 overall record and a 2-4 mark in conference play in their final season as members of the America East Conference.
Freshman Sofia Robins led BU with three goals while senior Danielle Etrasco netted two goals and dished out an assist. Fellow senior Kristen Mogavero, juniors Sydney Godett and Elizabeth Morse and freshman Jill Horka each added a goal for the Terriers while sophomore Lindsay Weiner had an assist.
Junior goalkeeper Christina Sheridan played 57:41 in between the pipes for the Terriers and finished with six saves. Senior Kim Elsworth came in for 2:19 and made one save.
Duke outshot BU, 29-16, and held a 16-13 advantage in draw controls. The Blue Devils also held a 22-11 lead in ground balls.
Etrasco scored the first goal of the game almost six and a half minutes into the contest and Duke knotted the game at 1-1 22 seconds later with a goal from Kerrin Maurer. The Terriers then scored three unanswered goals to build a 4-1 lead.
Godett gave BU a 2-1 lead with an unassisted tally before Mogavero scored on a free position attempt for her 40th goal of the season. Less than 30 seconds later, Horka found the back of the net to put the Terriers on top 4-1, with 20:16 remaining in the first half.
The Blue Devils responded to the Terriers run with four unanswered goals in the final 20 minutes of the opening half to take an 8-4 lead into the break.
Duke continued its run into the second half and built its lead to 11-4 before Robins got BU back on the board with 22 minutes remaining with an assist from Etrasco. Duke responded with a pair of goals before Etrasco scored an unassisted tally with make it a 13-6 game with 17:43 to play.
Duke extended its lead to 16-6 with 13:55 remaining in the game. Both teams went scoreless for over eight minutes before Robins scored again on a free position shot with 5:06 to play. The Blue Devils followed with a pair of goals to take an 18-7 lead. The Terriers scored two goals in the final minute off a free position shot from Robins and an unassisted score from Morse but Duke claimed the 18-9 victory.