April 30, 2009

BU Pounds Vermont, 18-7, in AE Semifinal

from press release

BOSTON - The No. 12 ranked Boston University Terriers, the top seed in the America East Women's Lacrosse Championship, cruised to an 18-7 victory over No. 4-seeded Vermont in the tournament semifinals at Nickerson Field on Thursday. America East Player of the Year, Sarah Dalton, led the Terriers with a game-high five goals and teammate McKinley Curro added six points.

UVM sophomore Megan MacDonald converted an 8-meter shot at the 18:34 mark of the first half to even the score 3-3. Dalton scored 27 seconds later to ignite a five-goal outburst by the Terriers and open up an 8-3 lead. America East Rookie of the Year Allison Pfohl  stopped the rally with a goal with 6:27 remaining in the half, but the Terriers would add two goals in the final minutes to take a 10-4 lead into halftime.

The Terriers kept the pressure on, outscoring UVM 8-3 in the second stanza. Vermont senior Kristen Millar scored with 8:56 left in the game and added an assist on Sara Buxton's goal at the 2:17 mark. Millar closed out her outstanding career recording a point in 64 straight game, the longest consecutive points streak in the country.

Erica Baumgartner and Traci Landy added four goals each and Baumgartner chipped in three assists for Boston U. Rachel Klein made nine stops for the Terriers in net.

Pfohl and MacDonald led Vermont's offensive with a pair of goals each. Freshmen Olivia Hatfield (Alpharetta, Ga.) and Laura Barber combined for two stops in the UVM net.

Boston U improves to 14-3 overall and will face the winner of No. 3 New Hampshire vs. No. 2 Albany in the America East Championship game on Saturday at 1 p.m. The Terriers will be looking to win their fifth straight conference title.

Vermont closes out the year with a record of 9-8, the program's first winning record since 1994. UVM's nine wins also ties the school record for most wins in a season in the program's history.


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