Boston U. 12, Colgate 6

May 12, 2005

BOSTON -- Senior goalkeeper Anne Sheridan (Baltimore, MD) made a game-high 11 saves to lead the third-seeded B.U. women's lacrosse team to a 12-6 victory over Colgate in a NCAA Championship first round game at Nickerson Field on Thursday, May 12.

With its' first-ever NCAA Tournament win, B.U. (18-1, 6-0) advances to the quarterfinals to play sixth-seeded Virginia in Charlottesville on Sunday, May 15, at 2:00 p.m. The Cavaliers defeated Johns Hopkins, 10-8, in another first round game this afternoon.

Sheridan posted double-digit saves for the ninth time this season to earn her 18th victory of 2005. Junior midfielder Kaitlyn Cuneo (Marlton, NJ) led all scorers with four goals.

Senior midfielder Alyssa Trudel (Shoreham, VT) and sophomore attacker Angie Martin (Catonsville, MD) paced the attack in the first half, teaming up for five of the team's eight first-half scores. Colgate trailed by just one, 5-4, with 14:38 to go in the half before B.U. scored three unanswered goals to take an 8-4 lead at intermission.

Cuneo had a dominant effort in the second half, scoring the Terriers' final four goals off four shots.

Trudel finished with the game with three goals, raising her career scoring total to 237 points. She is six points shy of eclipsing B.U.'s all-time scoring record of 242 points set by Chrissy Lombard ('01).

Martin had two goals and a game-high two assists. Junior attacker Lindsay Lewis (Glenelg, MD), freshman attacker Jenny Hauser (Alexandria, VA), and freshman midfielder Lauren Morton (Glenside, PA) each contributed one goal.

Katie McVeigh led the Raiders with two goals and one assist. Eden Haladay scored two goals and Kelly Winning had one goal.

Colgate won 12 of the game's 20 draw controls, with Megan Janson leading the way with three draws. Tara Casey had a strong defensive outing for the Raiders, forcing a game-high five caused turnovers.

Colgate's Sue Bielamowicz made nine saves in net.

-- Courtesy Georgetown