Boston U. overcomes UMBC, 11-8

State women

March 23, 2002|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Senior Kristin Abruzzese scored four of her five goals in the first half as visiting Boston University overcame an early deficit to down the UMBC women's lacrosse team, 11-8, yesterday on a cold and windy day at UMBC Stadium.

The Retrievers (0-3) converted their first four shots to take leads of 3-0 and 4-1. After Jen Dragoni scored at the 13:40 mark of the first half, however, UMBC would fail to put another shot in the net until 9:12 of the second period, a drought of over 24 minutes.

Senior Ericka Hergenroeder contributed three goals and an assist for the Terriers (2-2).

For UMBC, Dragoni led the way with two goals and two assists, while Jamie Gerhart had a goal and three assists.

Mount St. Mary's 16, Central Connecticut 6: In the Northeast Conference opener for both schools, Addie Lewis and Kelly Moran, both from St. Mary's High, each contributed four goals and an assist to lead the host Mountaineers (5-2) to their fifth consecutive win.

Amy Harris (South River) also had a hat trick for the Mountaineers, who jumped out to a 4-0 lead on goals by Erin Gargan (Mount de Sales), Moran, Erin LaMotte (North Carroll) and Lewis before the Blue Devils (1-2) got on the board.

The Mount held a 35-10 advantage in shots and caused 22 turnovers to just nine for the visitors. LaMotte contributed two goals and Michelle Coates had two assists for Mount St. Mary's.

Bowdoin 9, Western Maryland 2: The visiting Polar Bears scored five goals in the game's first 8:36 and cruised to the victory over the Green Terror in Westminster.

Lindsay O'Steen was the bright spot for Western Maryland, making 19 saves in net.

The Green Terror did not get on the scoreboard until Erin Mulhern scored with 13:17 left in the game. Tracy Kessler (Hereford) added a goal, but Western Maryland never tested Bowdoin.

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