Box Score | Polley Postgame Comments
BOSTON - Ten different Terriers scored but the Boston University men's lacrosse team was defeated by Hartford, 16-10, on Saturday afternoon at Nickerson Field.
BU suffered its first loss of the season, falling to 3-1, while Hartford opened its season 1-0. The Terriers trailed, 7-4, at halftime and cut the deficit to two at 8-6 entering the fourth quarter. Four straight Hartford goals to start the final frame helped seal the victory for the Hawks.
Sophomore Jack Wilson and freshman Brendan Homire each notched a goal and added two assists for three points apiece. Junior Pat Myers also had multiple points with a goal and an assist to his credit. Freshmen James Burr and Drew Lukacs each scored, as did sophomores Hayden Ruiz and Greg Farris. Four juniors scored, with Sam Talkow, Ryan Johnston and Chad Bell joining their classmate Myers on the scoresheet.
Junior Christian Carson-Banister made seven saves, with his counterpart Ryan Vanderford stopping 12 shots. Talkow went 10-of-17 at the faceoff X with four ground balls to complete his fourth game this season with at least 10 faceoff wins.
The Terriers, led by junior Dominick Calisto's five, won 36 ground balls. Classmates Henry Lee and Greg Wozniak each had four ground balls, with Wozniak also leading the way in caused turnovers with three. Calisto and Lee also caused one turnover apiece.
Hartford had a 3-0 lead until Ruiz got on the board with 3:01 left in the opening quarter. Lukacs and Homire helped cut the deficit to one at 4-3 halfway through the second quarter, but Hartford responded with three of the next four goals to take a 7-4 lead into the break.
Myers and Burr made it an 8-6 Hartford lead at the end of three quarters to give the Terriers some momentum, but the Hawks tallied eight of the first nine goals in the final 15 minutes to put the game out of reach.
Next weekend marks the beginning of Patriot League play, with the Terriers welcoming Navy to Nickerson Field. Game time is set for 1 p.m.