BOSTON - Following a two-game road swing to start Patriot League play, the Boston University women's lacrosse team will welcome Colgate for its conference home opener on Wednesday, March 29. Opening draw from Nickerson Field is scheduled for 5 p.m. and can be seen on the Patriot League Network as well as Twitter.
SCOUTING THE RAIDERS
• Colgate was edged by Lafayette last Saturday, 14-13, to drop to an even 4-4 on the year and 1-1 in Patriot League action.
• Isabel Kreitler leads Colgate with 22 goals and is tied for the team lead with 28 points.
• She has scored in seven of Colgate's eight games and has posted multi-goal games in six of those contests, including a pair of five-goal games.
• Haley O'Hanlon is the top assist provider with 10 and is tied with Kreitler for the team lead in points.
• Kreitler and O'Hanlon have combined to win 67 of Colgate's 105 draw controls.
• Madeline Barcia leads the defense with 12 caused turnovers and is tied for the team lead with 17 ground balls.
• Asil Asfour has started all eight games in between the pipes, averaging a 11.92 goals against and a .373 save percentage.
LAST TIME OUT
• Despite holding a five-goal advantage at the half, BU dropped a 16-11 decision Saturday at Loyola.
• Taylor Hardison tallied a career-high four goals and recorded six points on the day.
• Avery Donahoe notched her second hat trick of the season, while Maria Guerra caused two turnovers and scooped up three ground balls on the defensive end.
BETWEEN THE PIPES
• Caroline Meegan ranks second in the NCAA with 12.00 saves per game.
• The senior leads the Patriot League with 96 saves and ranks fourth with a .500 save percentage.
PILING UP POINTS
• Kailey Conry and Mickenzie Larivee lead the team with five-game point streaks.
• Conry has 19 points, with 18 of those coming on assists, during the stretch.
• 11 of Larivee's 12 points during her streak have come from goals, and she has six multi-goal games on the year.
• Elizabeth Jayne leads the team with 14 goals and has scored in all but one game this season.
• The senior has accounted for four multi-goal games and owns a .744 shot on goal percentage.
• Prior to starting every game this season, Jayne had played in six games over her career.
• Conry has accounted for 19 points over the last five games since entering the starting lineup.
• She leads the team with 17 assists and is tied with Taylor Hardison for the team lead in points with 20.
• Conry posted a career-high five assists against Fairfield March 15, with four of those coming in the second half before scoring the game-winning goal in overtime.
• The Needham, Massachusetts native has dealt at least three assists in each of the past five games.
STICKING TO IT
• Talley Perkins ranks second on the team with 13 ground balls and 11 caused turnovers.
• Maria Guerra leads the team with 12 caused turnovers and has caused at least one in all but one game.
MEEGAN EARNS PRESEASON HONORS
• Caroline Meegan was named to the Patriot League Preseason All-League Team.
• A Second Team All-Patriot League selection last year, Meegan posted a Patriot League-best .520 save percentage and a league-high 9.73 saves per game in 2016.
• Meegan's 146 saves were the second most in the conference and she finished the year with a goals-against average of 9.21.
TERRIERS TABBED TO FINISH FOURTH IN PL
• BU was picked by the league's coaches and sports information directors to finish fourth in the annual Patriot League preseason poll.
• The Terriers earned 123 points, just one behind third-place Lehigh. Loyola Maryland (162 points) received all 18 possible first-place votes, with Navy (141) earning the other two top nods.
• BU has finished in the top four of the regular-season standings and advanced to the Patriot League championship weekend in each of its first three seasons in the conference.
OH CAPTAIN, MY CAPTAINS
• The Terriers will be led by three senior captains in 2017.
• Charlotte Castronovo, Taylor Hardison and Janelle Macone were all named captains.
• All three players have been successful on the field, in the classroom and in the community during their time at BU.
• Castronovo started every game at defense last season, causing 12 turnovers and collecting 16 ground balls.
• Hardison was an Academic All-Patriot League and IWLCA Academic Honor Roll selection for the second straight season, finishing the year with a team-high 36 assists.
• Macone was a Second Team All-Patriot League defender in 2016 after she secured 11 ground balls and caused 14 turnovers.
RETURN OF THE ATTACK
• Two of the Terriers' top three point producers from a year ago are back, as senior Taylor Hardison and junior Mickenzie Larivee will lead the Terrier attack.
• Hardison was 10th in the nation in assists per game (2.0 apg) and led the Terriers with 36 helpers. She was also second on the squad with 42 points.
• Larivee was third on the Terriers with 41 points thanks to 34 goals and seven assists.
TERRIERS ON THE WORLD STAGE
• BU will be well-represented at the 2017 FIL World Cup in England this summer.
• Current junior Sarah Andersen will be playing for Israel while head coach Liz Robertshaw is once again an assistant coach with Team USA.
• Former Terrier standout Caitlin Defliese ('10) will be an assistant coach for Canada.
BUT THIS GOES TO 11
• Head coach Liz Robertshaw is in her 11th season at the helm of the women's lacrosse program.
• She will be in search of her fifth conference title in 2017 and in the process will look to advance to the Patriot League semifinals for a fourth consecutive season.
• Robertshaw won her 100th game last season and enters the season with 109 career victories, all of which came at BU.
• BU will return to the road as it starts its April slate on Saturday at Lehigh.
• Opening draw is set for noon.