Etrasco Sets School Records as BU Bounces Ohio State
from press release
BOSTON – Senior Danielle Etrasco scored eight goals and added four assists and classmate Kristen Mogavero added six goals, as the Boston University women's lacrosse team posted a 16-11 victory over No. 15 Ohio State on Saturday at Nickerson Field.
BU improves to 2-3 on the year with its second victory over a ranked opponent this season. The Terriers also defeated then-No. 14/12 Massachusetts, 9-8, in overtime on Feb. 27.
Etrasco's 12 points are a single-game school record, besting the previous record of nine, which was reached nine times in school history, and most recently by Etrasco against Binghamton last season.
Fellow senior Kristen Mogavero scored a career-high six goals while junior goalkeeper Christina Sheridanmade a career-best 17 saves to lead the Terriers to victory.
BU also received goals from sophomore Lindsay Weiner and freshman Louisa Del Rio. Sophomore Jenna Boarman and junior Becca Church set career-highs with three assists apiece while junior Elizabeth Morseand Weiner also dished out helpers.
The Terriers held a 17-12 advantage in draw controls and a slim 17-16 edge in ground balls against the Buckeyes.
Mogavero gave BU an early 1-0 lead on the Terriers’ first possession of the game but the Buckeyes knotted the game at 1-1 a few minutes later. Etrasco’s first tally of the day less than 30 seconds later put BU ahead, 2-1, with 24:45 to go in the first.
Ohio State evened the game at 2-2, but Etrasco won the ensuing draw control and fed Del Rio for the freshman’s first goal as a Terrier to give BU a lead. The Buckeyes knotted the score again before Etrasco’s second strike of the day gave the Terriers a 4-3 advantage.
The Buckeyes tied the game then took a 5-4 lead but Boarman fed Etrasco for her third straight goal to make it 5-5. Etrasco won the following draw control and found the back of the net unassisted and
Mogavero followed with her second tally of the game, with an assist from Etrasco, to put the Terriers up 7-5, with 13:56 remaining in the first.
Mogavero and Weiner scored the only other goals of the first period for the Terriers, as BU took a 9-5 lead into the break,
Ohio State opened the scoring in the second half with Mary Kate Facchina making it a 9-6 game but Etrasco and Mogavero followed with a pair of goals less than two minutes apart to extend BU’s lead to 11-6 with 20:32 remaining on the clock.
The Buckeyes responded with two unanswered goals to cut the Terriers’ lead to 11-8, but Etrasco again stepped up for BU by winning the draw control and taking the ball down the field herself to make it 13-8 in favor of the Terriers.
Etrasco wasn’t finished, as she found the back of the net again with an assist from Church to put BU ahead, 13-8, and force Ohio State to call a timeout with 12:04 to play. The stoppage did little to halt the Terriers, as Mogavero and Etrasco combined for the next three goals to stretch the Terriers’ lead to 16-8 with 5:30 to go.
Ohio State ended the game with three unanswered goals but could not overcome its deficit, as BU went on to win, 16-11.
The Terriers return to action on Wednesday (March 20) when they make the short trip to Chestnut Hill, Mass., to take on Boston College. Game time is set for 4 p.m.