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Boston University Rallies in Second Half To Defeat Women's Lacrosse, 12-11
rallied from a seven-goal deficit in the second half and defeated UMBC, 12-11, in an America East Conference contest played at UMBC Stadium.
The Terriers won their fifth consecutive contest and improved to 6-4 overall and 2-0 in league play, while UMBC (4-6, 1-1) failed for the fourth time this season to win back-to-back contests.
Reigning league Player-of-the-Year Danielle Etrasco led the rally, scoring four goals and adding two assists and was the America East Player of the Game for the visitors. UMBC sophomore Kristen Bilney (
Leading 7-4 at the half, UMBC scored the first four goals of the second half and built an 11-4 advantage after goal on a rebound shot by senior Emily Coady (
Etrasco scored back-to-back goals within a 49-second span and brought her side to within 11-7 with 11:16 to play. The Terriers took advantage of a UMBC turnover and trimmed the deficit to 11-8 with 9:29 to play, then won the next three draws and scored each time to draw even at 11-11. Terrier freshman attacker Mallory Collins converted a Catie Tilton feed to get the game tied with 5:18 to play.
UMBC would win the ensuing draw, and after an exchange of turnovers, Retriever senior midfielder Alicia Krause (
The Retrievers were unable to get an offensive possession in the waning moments of the game.
Bilney, who scored three times vs.
After the Terriers opened the scoring 1:55 into the game, UMBC reeled off five consecutive goals and opened up a 5-1 margin before settling for 7-4 halftime advantage.
In their last meeting, UMBC had defeated
The Retrievers have a pair of road league contests next week, starting with an April 4 evening game at Stony Brook.