Leopards Fall to No. 20 Boston U. On the Road
BOSTON, Mass. -- The Lafayette field hockey team fell to No. 20 Boston U. in its second game of Patriot League play Saturday afternoon, as the Terriers won the contest 5-1.
In a game that the stats read as a much tighter affair, Boston U. jumped out to an early lead using three first half goals to put its stamp on the contest early. The Leopards got one goal back off the stick of Colbourne in the 34th minute to head into the half down 3-1. The Terriers tacked on two more in the second half to close out the contest.
The contest was scoreless for the first 20 minutes as Lafayette recorded the first shot of the contest, as Audrey Sawers' attempt sailed just wide of the cage in the 13th minute off of a penalty corner. Boston U. broke the stalemate in the 20th minute as Petra Hall knocked in a diving effort past Sarah Park.
The Terriers added another five minutes later as Park saved the initial effort by Grace Boston, but she poked the rebound past the sophomore to give Boston U. a 2-0 lead. Alisa Connolly scored her first of the day two minutes later, one-timing a feed from Boston in the back of the cage.
Lafayette got on the board in the 34th minute, courtesy of Ellen Colbourne. The senior captain brought the ball into the right side of the circle and beat the keeper near post to cut the Terriers lead and bring the score to 3-1.
The Terriers added two more in the second half, as Connolly added two more in the 45th and 67th. The Leopards generated a few chances in the final stanza, as Lisa van der Geest saw her effort saved by Millie Baker. Colbourne sent another shot on frame, but Baker turned it away as well. The score stood at 5-1 as the final horn blew to close the contest.
Boston U. ended the hotly-contested matchup with a slim advantage in shots, 9-4. Lafayette earned three penalty corners on the afternoon compared to BU's 5. Colbourne led the way for the Leopards with two shots on target, while Park recorded two saves.
The Leopards are back in action tomorrow at noon, as they face-off with Harvard in a non-league game.