Box Score April 9, 2016
EASTON, Pa. -
It was a tale of two halves as the Boston University women's lacrosse team came back to defeat Lafayette, 15-10, on a snowy Saturday afternoon in Easton, Pa.
With a three-goal deficit at halftime, the Terriers (6-6, 4-2 PL) outscored the Leopards (5-8, 1-4 PL), 10-2 in the second half to come away with the victory.
Remy Nolan, Mallory Collins and Kaitlin Belval were all key to the comeback, totaling four points each by the end of the contest. Nolan recorded a career-high three assists while Belval had a personal-best two assists and four points.
In total, eight Terriers had a multi-point game including Kelly Mathews, who scored a career-high three goals. Caroline Meegan had an impressive day in net, totaling nine saves including six during the second half.
Lafayette was led by Kirsten Wilhelmsen, who scored three goals on six shots in the first half but was limited to just two attempts in the second period.
Though the Leopards opened scoring early in the contest, BU was hot at the beginning of the game, scoring three goals in just over one minute to take a 3-1 lead just over six minutes in.
Larivee started things off for the Terriers, tying the game at 1-1 when she muscled the ball over the goal line despite a defender getting her stick in the mix. Kelly Mathews followed her lead and scored 25 seconds later off of a feed from the eight-meter by Remy Nolan.
Mallory Collins completed the three-goal swing with a high shot off of a pass from Belval to put the Terriers ahead, 3-1, with just under 24 minutes left in the first half.
Lafayette countered, however, scoring six of the next seven goals to take a 7-4 lead midway through the first period. The Leopards began killing the clock on their ensuing possessions and ultimately the Terriers went into halftime with an 8-5 deficit to make up for.
The Leopards may have dominated possession in the first half but the Terriers came out of the locker room fighting, and scored five unanswered goals to start the second half. BU held Lafayette scoreless for just shy of 13 minutes while the attack did its job to regain the lead.
Nolan notched three points during the run, assisting on two goals and scoring one of her own. Five different Terriers scored in the point swing, as BU regained its lead 10-8, with 19 minutes left to play in the game.
Lafayette managed to score one goal following the run but BU kept the pressure on and scored four more over the next 10 minutes to take a five-point lead with eight minutes left in the game.
Neither offense found the back of the net for six minutes but the Leopards made one final push very late in the game, scoring with 2:10 left on the clock. BU answered, however, as Belval netted her second goal of the contest in the final minute to finish the game with a final score of 15-10.
BU is back in action on Wednesday when the Terriers wrap up non-conference play against New Hampshire. Opening draw is set for 4 p.m. on Nickerson Field and the game will air live on the Patriot League Network.