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Lacrosse, Softball Earn Weekend Wins

Terriers drop Vermont Catamounts in home games

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BOSTON – Behind a career-high tying five goals from senior co-captain Lauren Morton and four more from junior Sarah Dalton, the No. 11 Boston University lacrosse team won its fifth-straight game, overtaking Vermont, 15-8, Saturday afternoon at Nickerson Field in the program’s first televised game ever. Sophomore Erica Baumgartner had two goals along with two assists, while senior co-captain Molly Collins and sophomores Traci Landy, McKinley Curro and Jenny Martin each had a score. Sophomore Rachel Klein was once again impressive in goal, making 10 saves.

After surrendering the game’s opening goal, the Terriers (8-2, 3-0 AE) went on a 13-2 tear to go into the break with a 13-3 advantage. During that run, Morton scored all five of her goals while Dalton had two.

The second half was a different story, however, as the Catamounts (5-4, 2-1 AE) mounted a comeback, notching five of the game’s final seven goals. Vermont’s first-half deficit was too large to overcome though, and the Terriers picked up the win.

While BU had the upper hand in draw controls, owning a 17-8 advantage, most of the other statistical categories were close. Both teams had 16 ground balls and Klein’s 10 saves fell just one shy of senior Meaghan Hanley’s 11.

 

Terriers Complete Sweep of Vermont with 7-2 Triumph

BOSTON – The Boston University softball team (14-11, 3-0 AE) completed its sweep of Vermont (5-15, 0-3 AE) on Sunday afternoon at BU Softball Field. The Terriers got a productive day out of freshman April Setterlund as she collected three hits and the game-winning RBI, while junior Shayne Lotito was 2-for-3 with two RBI. Sophomore hurler Cassidi Hardy went six innings, with seven strikeouts and one earned run to pick up her seventh win of the season.

Also collecting multiple hits were juniors Christy Leath and Melissa Dubay, as each went 2-for-3 with one RBI. BU scored seven runs on 11 hits, and recorded six doubles and one triple in the game and held the Catamounts to three hits and one earned run.

Vermont got on the scoreboard early with a long ball to left center field in the first; however, BU responded in the bottom half of the inning with Lotito’s RBI double to left center that plated Setterlund. The Terriers then loaded the bases as Dubay escaped a tag on a bunt and junior Brooke Hudson brought home Lotito on a sacrifice fly out to give BU the 2-1 lead.

UVM capitalized on a BU error as an errant throw to first base, allowed for the Catamounts to tie the game. Setterlund struck in the fourth with an RBI double down the left line and Lotito followed up with one of her own on the next at-bat to extend the lead to 4-2.

BU tacked on three more in the sixth to seal the victory as senior Molly Gallagher stole home, and Leath and Dubay followed up with RBI hits to round out the scoring at 7-2. Dubay’s triple down the right line was her second of the season.

Sophomore pitcher Megan Currier came in at the top of the seventh to close out the game, retiring the batters in order.

The Terriers will host Providence on Wednesday, April 2 at 4 p.m.

 

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