Women’s lacrosse falls to No. 7 Duke

Despite goals from six different Terriers on the afternoon, the Boston University women’s lacrosse team was unable to secure a victory in its final game of the season, as it dropped a 18-9 contest to No. 7/10 Duke University Sunday in Durham, N.C.

The Terriers (6-10, 2-4 America East) got off to a hot start in the game, scoring four goals in 10 minutes against the Blue Devils (12-5), but ultimately a 28-minute scoreless drought doomed BU.

Neither team got on the board for the first six minutes of play, until senior attack Danielle Etrasco found the back of the net to give BU a 1-0 lead. Duke responded just 22 seconds later with a goal of its own to tie the game.

Over the next three minutes of play, BU went on a three-goal run, with scores from junior midfielder Sydney Godett, senior midfielder Kristen Mogavero and freshman midfielder Jill Horka to give the Terriers a 4-1 lead with 20 minutes remaining in the first half.

For the rest of the first frame, the Blue Devils held the Terriers off the scoreboard and went on an eight-goal run to give Duke a 8-4 lead going into halftime.

In the second half, Duke continued its dominance, adding another three goals over the first seven minutes to build a commanding 11-4 lead.

However, BU finally got back on the board with 22 minutes left in the half, thanks to a goal from freshman midfielder Sofia Robins. Duke answered back with two goals of its own, but Etrasco then scored her second goal of the game to make it a 13-6 game with 17 minutes remaining.

Duke went on another three-goal run to make it 16-6 before Robins scored off a free-position shot to cut the deficit down to nine. Duke once again answered back with two goals to give the Blue Devils an 18-7 lead.

The Terriers scored two goals in the final minute of play, but ultimately fell to the Blue Devils by a score of 18-9.

Robins led the Terriers with a hat trick, while Etrasco, in the final game of her storied BU career, netted two goals and recorded an assist. She finished the year with 59 goals and 20 assists for 79 points in just 16 games.

Junior goalkeeper Christina Sheridan played in all but two minutes in the game and finished with six saves. Senior goalkeeper Kim Elsworth played the other two minutes and recorded one save.

While it may have been a disappointing final season in the America East for the Terriers, they have a lot to look forward to next season, as they will move on the Patriot League next season and take on new opponents such as Bucknell University, College of the Holy Cross and Lehigh University.

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