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Women’s Lacrosse Falls To Boston University 21-12
Bearcats (2-9, 1-3 AE) were led by Katherine Hunsberger's 10th career hat trick.
April 13, 2013Tweet
Contact: Terrence Lollie
BOSTON – The Binghamton women’s lacrosse team fell to Boston University 21-12, Saturday afternoon in America East action from Nickerson Field. The Bearcats (2-9, 1-3 AE) were outshot 46-17 by the Terriers (5-6, 2-2 AE), allowing more than 20 goals for the first time since 2009.
“Overall, we’re frustrated with the result today,” interim head coach Stephanie Allen said. “We had a tough time stopping their playmakers (Etrasco and Mogavero) and they did a good job of taking advantage of our unforced errors. We didn’t take care of the ball which put us behind early and gave us a big hole to climb out of. I thought Erin (McNulty) played well in net, but when you are facing almost 50 shots its tough to stop.”
Seniors Katherine Hunsberger and Kristen Stone led Binghamton with three goals each as the Bearcats tied their highest scoring output of the season (12 vs. New Hampshire). Junior-transfer Angela Vespa recorded a team-high four points with two goals and a pair of assists. With her three goals, Hunsberger record her 10th career hat trick.
In the first half, Boston University raced out to a 4-1 lead thanks to a pair of free position goals. However, Binghamton responded with goals from Hunsberger and freshman Allie Rodgers to trim the deficit to one midway through the first half.
Binghamton remained in striking distance over the next 10 minutes as Vespa, Casey Bulman and Sophia Racciatti all netted goals to pull the Bearcats within two of the Terriers, 8-6, with 6:33 left in the half. However, a potent Boston offense erupted for a 4-1 run to close the half and take a 12-7 lead into the break.
The Bearcats diligently worked to chip away at the deficit, scoring two the second half’s first three goals cutting the Boston lead to four. Stone opened the second half scoring with her second free position goal of the game while Hunsberger also scored from the eight-meter to trim Terriers’ lead to 13-9 early in the second half. However, that would be as close as the Bearcats would get as Boston embarked on a 5-1 to stretch their lead to 18-10 at the 21:44 mark.
Senior All-American Danielle Etrasco led Boston University with six goals and a pair of assists for a game-high eight points. Classmate Kristen Mogavero also scored six goals for the Terriers who are averaging 11.82 goals per game.
Defensively for the Bearcats, freshman goalie Erin McNulty played all 60 minutes in goal making 10 saves for the fourth time this season. Hunsberger also added a game-high seven draw controls to her stat line.
Binghamton was solid in the draw circle (15-for-35) and from the eight-meter connecting on 6-of-7 attempts, but committed 20 costly turnovers. The Bearcats struggled in the transition game completing just 8-of-15 clear attempts.
Binghamton concludes its home schedule next Saturday, April 20 at 3:30 p.m. against defending champion Albany on Senior Day. The Binghamton women’s lacrosse program will honor its eight graduating seniors prior to the game.