BOSTON - The American University lacrosse team closed its 2017 campaign on Saturday, April 29, with a 17-6 loss against Boston University.
The team ended with a 3-12 overall record, 1-7 in the Patriot League, while the Terriers will continue into the postseason at 9-7 overall and 6-3 in the league.
A trio of seniors made the scoresheet to close their American careers, starting with the two-goal effort from Madison Hoon. Fellow seniors Sarah Bootman and Shauna Norris each contributed one, along with sophomores Kimmy Comito and Brooke Stapleton.
Sophomore Sam Breeze picked up a game-high six ground balls while Hoon led the team with two draw controls and two caused turnovers.
Boston was led by a pair of hat tricks from Elisabeth Jayne and Avery Donahoe. Eleven Terriers contributed to the scoresheet, including two-goal efforts from Catherine McAuley and Mickenzie Larivee.
Mackenzie Howe brought down a game-high five draw controls while Maria Guerra caused a game-high three turnovers.
The Terriers put up a brutal pace from the start, going on an 11-1 run in the first 15 minutes of the game. The Eagles matched BU's last two goals of the half, maintaining the ten-point spread with shots from Norris and Comito to head into the locker room at a 13-3 deficit.
American continued to keep pace with Boston throughout the second half, starting with a goal from Bootman within the first ten minutes followed by a pair of back-to-back shots from Hoon. The Eagles weren't able to break under the 11-point gap, though, and closed the game with a 17-6 loss.
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