Women's Lacrosse Falls To Boston University, 12-9
March 3, 2004
AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts women's lacrosse team (1-1, 0-0 A-10) fell to No. 10 -ranked Boston University (1-0, 0-0 America East) this afternoon on its home turf, 12-9. Senior attacker Hope Zelinger (Ellicott City, Md.) led a second-half charge, logging her second consecutive four-goal game, but UMass could not overtake the Terriers.
Massachusetts jumped out to an early 2-0 lead, as sophomore Kerri Connerty (Nashua, N.H.) scored on two straight free position shots. Boston University then scored six consecutive goals to make it a 6-2 UMass deficit, early in the second half. Zelinger ended the scoring drought as she hit the back of the net 4:51 into the second half. BU then reeled off three more goals, to make it a 9-3 Terrier edge. Two more Zelinger goals and another Boston University goal made the score 10-5 with 16:50 left to play. Senior captain Tracey Drown (Nashua, N.H.) scored her first and second goals of the season within 48 seconds of each other to cut the BU lead to three. Zelinger's fourth of the game with 7:29 left and another Drown goal with 4:04 left to play cut the Terriers' lead to one, at 10-9. That is as close as the Minutewomen would come, however, as the Terriers scored the final two goals to put the game away.
Boston University was led by sophomore attacker Mary Beth Miller, who scored four goals on five shots. Fellow sophomores Lindsay Lewis and Kaitlyn Cuneo each contributed three-goal efforts. Lewis' third goal of the game proved to be the game-winner.
Redshirt freshman Lauren McCarthy (Derry, N.H.) surrendered 12 goals, while making 12 saves, to go to 1-1 on the season. Her counterpart, junior Anne Sheridan, made 10 saves while giving up nine goals for the Terriers.
The Minutewomen return to action on Saturday, March 6, as they host Harvard at Garber Field. The match is slated to begin at 1:00 p.m.