March 18, 2016
|Women’s Lacrosse (2-4 1-0 PL) vs. Bucknell (6-2, 0-0 PL)|
|Date||Saturday, March 19 | 1 p.m.|
|Venue||Nickerson Field | Boston, Mass.|
|Game Notes||BU Notes | Prospectus|
|Watch||Patriot League Network|
|@BUGameDay | @TerrierLacrosse|
• BU returns home from a five-game road trip to resume conference play against Bucknell on Saturday, March 19.
• Opening draw is set for 1 p.m. on Nickerson Field. The game will be aired live on the Patriot League Network.
• Ally Adams is the team’s points leader with 16 so far this season, totaling nine goals and seven assists. Mickenzie Larivee leads the team in goals with 15 so far this season while Taylor Hardison has the most assists, dishing out 13 in 2016.
• Jill Horka co-leads the team in draw controls thanks to three-straight games with six or more. After setting a new season standard in the category last year (68), Horka has 25 so far in 2016 and moved up to third all-time in career draw controls.
• With five goals against Johns Hopkins, Mallory Collins became the only other player on the team to score more than 10 goals this season. She currently has 11 on the year.
• After making it to the PL Championship semifinal round last season, the Terriers were again picked to finish third in the conference this season. BU was a No. 4 seed in the tournament with the 4th-best regular season record (5-3).
• BU returns six of BU’s seven top-scorers including Collins, who led the team with 40 points (38g, 2a) last season.
• All seven seniors were picked as captains this season after deciding as a class that they all wanted to take on the leadership role.
SCOUTING THE BISON
• Bucknell began the season with a 6-2 record and plays its first Patriot League game against the Terriers on Saturday. The Bison are undefeated on the road, going 4-0 at Mount St. Mary’s, Manhattan, Saint Francis (Pa.) and Wagner.
• Eve Lukowski leads the team with 39 points already this year, scoring 20 goals and dishing out 19 points. Maddy Molinari is the team’s goals leader, netting 23 already this season.
• In total, six players have 11 or more goals and seven have 11 or more points.
• Gretchen Richter leads the team in draw controls, corralling 28 this season. San Rickels has also been a dominant force in the circle, totaling 22 draw controls so far this year.
• As a team, Bucknell leads the conference in goals per game with 15.14 and assists per game with 10.29. The Bison also leads the conference in draw controls per game with 15.29.
100 WINS FOR ROBERTSHAW
• Head coach Liz Robertshaw earned her 100th career victory against reigning MAAC Champion Fairfield. BU defeated the Stags, 13-8.
• All 100 of her wins have come at the helm of the Terriers, which she has led to a 101-72 (.584) record so far in 10 seasons. In total, Robertshaw has spent 13 years coaching at Boston University. In that time, the program compiled a 143-89 (.616) record.
• Robertshaw is not only the winningest coach in BU history, she is also the longest tenured. Sally Starr, who is still the current BU field hockey head coach, is the second-longest standing women’s lacrosse head coach, heading up the program for its first eight seasons (1980-87).
• The Terriers lead the series with the Bison, 2-1.
• BU has never lost to Bucknell as conference opponents, defeating the Bison in both 2014 and 2015 by a score of 11-9.
HORKA IN THE RECORD BOOKS
• Originally cracking the top-10 in career draw controls against Lehigh on April 4, 2015, junior Jill Horka has moved up to third all-time with 164 career grabs.
• During the Patriot League Quarterfinal, also against the Mountain Hawks, Horka etched her name in the BU record book again, setting a new season standard of 60 draw controls. She increased that tally to 68, the new BU season record.
• Horka also ranks ninth all-time in career caused turnovers with 72.
• The top-four in career draw controls stands at:
1. Sarah Dalton – 191 (’06-09)
2. Lauren Morton – 182 (’05-08)
3. Jill Horka – 164 (’13-pres.)
• The top-nine in career caused turnovers stands at:
1. Gabby Juocys – 107 (’99-’02)
2. Alyssa Trudel – 99 (’02-’05)
3. Lauren Morton – 92 (’05-’08)
4. Sasha Lang – 81 (’01-’04)
5. Molly Collins – 80 (’05-’08)
t-6. Danica Strutt – 78 (’03-’06)
t-6. Corcoran Downey – 78 (’08-’11)
8. Chrissy Lombard – 75 (’98-’01)
9. Jill Horka – 72 (’13-pres.)