April 7, 2015
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• The Boston University women's lacrosse team plays their final regular season game on Nickerson Field on Wednesday, April 8 against Colgate.
• The Terriers will celebrate their six graduating seniors prior to first draw, which is scheduled for 4 p.m.
• BU graduates six student-athletes this year: Elizabeth Kelly, Austin Noonan, Jenna Boarman, Kelsey Marafioti and co-captains Lindsay Weiner and Siobhan McCarthy.
• The winner of this game will guarantee themselves a spot in the Patriot League Tournament, though both could clinch spots in the postseason should both American and Lehigh suffer losses.
• Junior Jill Horka ranks 23rd nationally in draw controls, averaging 4.10 per game. With her six against Lehigh on Saturday, Horka now ranks 10th all-time at Boston University with 118 career draw controls. She has already amassed 41 this season and, based on her current average, is on track to best the BU season record.
• With two goals against Lehigh, junior Ally Adams surpassed 50 career points. She is now one of four active players with 50 or more points. Horka also reached that benchmark earlier this season, recording an assist against Massachusetts to reach 50 career points.
• Redshirt junior Mallory Collins had a career milestone against Navy, scoring her 100th point with a goal against the Mids. She is the only active player to reach 100 career points and is the team's point and goal leader, averaging 2.55 goals per game, the fourth-best average in the conference.
• After making it to the PL Championship Game last season, the Terriers were again picked to finish third in the conference this season. BU was a No. 3 seed in the tournament with the 3rd-best regular season record (5-3).
• 2014 All-Patriot League First Team honoree Horka, who led BU last season with 29 goals and was second on the team with 35 points, was named Preseason All-Patriot League. In addition to her offensive output, Horka led BU with 46 draw controls and 24 caused turnovers.
• Senior Lindsay Weiner, a 2014 All-League Second Team selection, was named a captain along with classmate Siobhan McCarthy. Weiner was last year's point and assist leader, totaling 42 points including 20 assists, the only Terrier to reach double-digit helpers last season.
SCOUTING THE RAIDERS
• Colgate currently sits in fourth place behind Boston University in the conference standings and has a 3-2 Patriot League record.
• The Raiders are one of the highest scoring teams in the conference, averaging 11 goals per game. Their weakness comes in the turnover category, however, committing over 14 per game and causing just seven. Regardless, the Terriers have a nearly identical track record in those categories this season, committing about one more miscue and causing an extra turnover in comparison.
• Colgate leads the league in goaltending, averaging a Patriot League-best 8.64 saves per game and .480 save percentage. Jennie Berglin, the Raiders' starting goalie, has the third-best save percentage in the league, posting a .482 mark this season. She also leads the conference in saves per game with 8.55, just in front of BU's Caroline Meegan who averages eight per contest.
• Megan Ark leads the team with 31 poins on the season including a Raider-leading 23 goals. She has also come through in the clutch, scoring a team-high two game-winners this season.
• Haley O'Hanlon is also among the top of the Raiders with 30 points (20g, 10a). Her best performance o the year came when she notched six goals against Longwood, tied for the most goals in a single game among Patriot League players this season.
BU VS. COLGATE
• The Terriers are 4-3 all time against Colgate but dropped their most recent meeting with the Raiders last season.
• Prior to last season, the Terriers had not played Colgate in nearly a decade, facing off with the Raiders in the 2005 NCAA first round, a game that they won, 12-6.
• Most of the pair's history came in the 80s, during which they met five times.
LAST TIME OUT
• The Terriers used a dominant first half to defeat Lehigh, 8-5, on Saturday.
• Junior Remy Nolan dished out a career-high two assists while freshman Avery Donahoe netted a personal-best two goals.
• Ally Adams surpassed 50 career points with two goals against the Mountain Hawks.
WEEKLY HONOR ROLL
• A Terrier has been acknowledged in nearly every Patriot League weekly honor roll so far this season.
• This week, Jill Horka was on the honorable mention list for her play in the midfield, grabbing six draw controls to get into the BU record book for career DCs.
• Earning honorable mention twice, Meegan was named the Corvias Defensive Player of the Week on Monday for her 18 saves last week in wins over Dartmouth and American. She ranks second in save pct. and first in saves per game in the conference, both of which rank in the top-25 nationally. She is the first Terrier to earn Player of the Week distinction this season.
• Ally Adams was the first to receive honorable mention from the conference after scoring a career-high four goals in the season opening win at Siena.
• Mallory Collins earned the distinction when she matched her personal-best goal total at Vanderbilt, netting five against the Commodores and then again last week when she scored four goals during the comeback win against Lafayette.
• Sr. Lindsey Weiner - 38 goals, 48 assists, 84 points
• Sr. Jenna Boarman - 41 points
• R-Jr. Mallory Collins - 93 goals
• Jr. Jill Horka - 47 goals
• Jr. Ally Adams - 35 goals